Sunday night was a real treat, with both the Grammys and the BAFTAs taking place. While the great, good and celebrated in the music, TV and film industries took to their respective red carpets, the fashion industry was ready to digest each look. Metallic formed a key trend on both red carpets with edgy looks winning over pretty, romantic looks. I’ve picked my top five looks from the Grammys and could only manage four from a largly underwhelming BAFTAs red carpet.
Best Dressed at the Grammys
Rihanna in Armani Prive
Without a doubt, Rihanna was the best dressed at the Grammys. The pretty, black layered, voluminous skirt is expertly balanced with with the tiny, orange, barely-there crop top. I was really surprised that this edgy look was Armani Prive, who normally send metallic and futuristic looks down the runway. Does this mark a new direction for Armani Prive?
Heidi Klum in Philip Plein
Perhaps better known for their theatrical shows and outlandish designs, this is a surprisingly surprisingly restrained look. This shimmering sheath skims over Heidi’s curves perfectly, creating a look that’s understated and cool yet sexy and red carpet appropriate. I’m not wild about the heels though, a barely there sandal would have been a better option.
Laverne Cox in Bryan Hearns
This was the fabulous Laverne’s first outing at the Grammys and she knocked it out of the park. This gorgeous Bryan Hearns leather dress is held together by chain accents, showing off her beautiful curves. I’m glad Laverne went for a smoky eye and sleek ponytail to complement her edgy look.
Jennifer Lopez in Ralph & Russo
This is one of the most talked-about looks from the Grammys red carpet and deservedly so, even though J.Lo’s youthful looks almost distract from the beautiful Ralph & Russo gown she’s wearing. Jennifer looks like a goddess in this soft lilac gown, but I wish she had gone for a sleek updo as the hair competes with the tulle neck adornment.
Katy Perry in Tom Ford
I have to admit, I’m very conflicted about this look. I love it at certain angles but straight on, it looks like two separate pieces. But art is supposed to make you feel and Tom Ford is one of the greatest artists, for this reason it makes my best dressed list. Katy’s newly bleached lob looks stunning with this unexpected sequinned top and feather skirt combination.
Best Dressed the BAFTAs
Thandie Newton is Osman
I’m pleased as punch to see Osman on the red carpet! One of my favourite British designers, he does red carpet-worthy looks so well but seeing them make an outing is a rare treat. Thandie is the most glamorous vamp in this strapless gown paired with a dark berry lip. One of my favourite looks from a largely underwhelming BAFTA red carpet.
Emma Stone in Chanel
The cool kids have been making a case for dresses over trousers for a while, none more than Emma Stone. This super chic Chanel look actually reminds me of an Indian outfit I wore to a wedding a few years ago. The pretty embroidery balances the edgy cut and I love the plunging neckline.
Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton
Sparkles were the overwhelming trend at the Grammys and BAFTAs and of course, Vuitton had one of the best looks. It was high octane glam all the way with a plunging neckline and thigh high split in one of Sophie’s best looks on the red carpet.
Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen
The BAFTAs see Emily return to form as one to watch on the red carpet, her last couple of appearances have been a little underwhelming. The bodice of the drop-waisted gown is pure McQueen and I love the sheer panels which keep the drama of this gown sexy.