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Stars hit the red carpet in showstopping outfits at the Grammys

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Dua Lipa revives the ovary cutout trend in her stunning custom Courreges gown.

The 2024 pop culture awards season is officially in full swing as celebrities grasp the attention and curiosity of audiences. Held on February 4, 2024, the iconic Grammy Awards fed into the public’s obsession with popular celebrities and their music that had put the public in a chokehold for the past year. Viewers tuned in from around the world in hopes of watching their favorite artists perform and receive prestigious awards for their work. But, in addition to inspiring appreciation and debate over music, the Grammy Awards have also been known as an emblem of fashion, showcasing old, new, and upcoming trends.

This year, attendees showcased a variety of unique wardrobe choices; however, certain fashion trends dominated among the different looks. An Old Hollywood Glam vibe pervaded the red carpet with a pattern of sleek and sophisticated gowns, many with embellishments of sparkle, among the female attendees.

Long, monochromatic gowns were very popular among the attendees, and viewers loved it. Versace was very represented among these gowns, from Olivia Rodrigo in cream vintage Versace to Victoria Monet in brown Versace. The celebrities radiated a timeless Old Hollywood elegance, featuring the long gown style that had historically filled the Hollywood red carpet.

52-time-nominated artist Taylor Swift especially embodied “Old Hollywood” elegance. Featured in a white, corseted Schiaparelli gown with a floor-grazing train and paired with black leather opera gloves and her iconic red lip, Swift’s look lived up to her “fashion icon” reputation as she looked stunning on the red carpet.

Dua Lipa, among many other attendees, proved that sparkle was also a fashion “in” for 2024. The nominee and performer stunned audiences with her custom silver, fringed gown by Courreges, styled by Lorenzo Posocco. In addition to matching the current trends of sparkle, Dua Lipa also revived the ovary cutout trend that she and other celebrities launched several years ago. The artist’s red hair radiated off of the silver sparkle, emitting a distinctive glow that set her apart from other guests.

Jumpsuits were also a common trend on the red carpet, and rightfully so. The jumpsuit is an iconic and timeless look that celebrities have worn for decades. First-time Grammy nominee Lainey Wilson sparkled on the red carpet in her monochromatic, sleek jumpsuit by Balmain, offering a chic perspective of the Old Hollywood style. The country star, along with other guests such as Brandi Carlile and Catherine Shepherd, honored the timelessness of the jumpsuit as an emblem of Hollywood fashion.

While a motif of classic Hollywood looks dominated the red carpet, some attendees defied fashion expectations and experimented with avante-garde stylistic choices. Miley Cyrus, in particular, drew attention and controversy to her risqué outfit. Cyrus, notorious for her statement looks, wore nothing but a revealing dress made up of 14,000 safety pins. While the dress looked more like a bold Halloween costume than an award show dress, the design stood out for its creativity and boldness and honored her authentic personality. In addition to the dress, Cyrus wore her hair drastically teased as she paid homage to her twelve-time Grammy-winning godmother, Dolly Parton.

Designers came to play for the 2024 Grammy Awards, and the designs have encapsulated the attention of viewers. From long gowns to pantsuits, to safety pins, the 2024 Grammy red carpet did not fail to exude the classic Hollywood energy and glamor that people adore.

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