27.01.14 Menswear

2014 Grammy Awards Menswear Roundup

2014 Grammy Awards Menswear RoundupOn the whole, the fashion hit a flat note at the 2014 Grammy Awards, held on Sunday (January 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. So I was rather relieved, if not mildly amused, to see the guys turn up the volume on their sartorial statements. Here, a roundup of menswear glimpsed at the show.

Pharrell Williams: The singer-producer, who accepted the record of the year trophy with Daft Punk, couldn’t be missed last night, thanks to his absurdly over-sized Vivienne Westwood Mountain Hat. The rest of the look—a red track jacket, jeans and faded untied boots—took a back seat to the mushy, mountie topper, which naturally drew some silly comparisons and a host of memes. But at least there was some attitude on the red carpet.

Daft Punk: The big winners of the night, the ‘Lucky’ French duo danced their way around in head-to-toe Saint Laurent ensembles. Of course, what really made those dark tuxes and bow ties pop were the silver and gold robot heads, the matching metallic gloves, and the Saint Laurent jodhpur boots in silvery glitter leather.

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Beyonce Knowles In Michael Costello – 2014 Grammy Awards Press Room

Beyonce Knowles In Michael Costello - 2014 Grammy Awards Press Room

Having dried off her tresses from her performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles, California, Beyonce Knowles slipped into another look to meet the press, which was again all about the booty.

The singer wore an open-back Michael Costello fishnet gown with white embroidery, which she styled with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

As alluring as this gown is, there isn’t much I like about it. It feels terribly dated, like something Tina Knowles would’ve whipped up for Destiny’s Child in the early days.

Also, I’m about ready for celebs to jump off this sheer trend… it’s been done to death.

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Julia Roberts In Elie Saab – 2014 Grammy Awards

Julia Roberts In Elie Saab - 2014 Grammy Awards

Julia Roberts was one of the guest presenters during the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 26) in Los Angeles, California.

The actress wore an Elie Saab Spring 2014 sheer black fully-beaded deep-V-neck mini dress styled with black patent-leather Gucci pumps.

As much embellishment as there is featured on this dress, the look fails to sparkle for me, as Julia’s hair, makeup and overall styling are too uninspiring for this look plus I am not a fan of the nude lining added to to this frock.

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Taylor Swift In Alberta Ferretti – 2014 Grammy Awards Performance

Taylor Swift In Alberta Ferretti - 2014 Grammy Awards Performance

Like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift also did a quick change from her Gucci arrivals look for her performance on stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26).

Taylor’s second look was a Demi-Couture dress from Alberta Ferretti’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

The grey chiffon gown – featuring cascading layered ruffles on the skirt, embellishments (naturally) in the form of a diamanté bodice, and a bejewelled shoulder detail – looked ethereal as it flowed around her while she was seated at the piano.

Still staying away from her signature red lip, she complemented the look with pink lips, shimmering eye makeup and Cathy Waterman platinum-and-diamond lace-edged earrings.

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Katy Perry In Valentino Couture – 2014 Grammy Awards Audience

Katy Perry In Valentino Couture - 2014 Grammy Awards Audience

Katy Perry was spotted in the audience wearing a different dress to the Valentino Couture gown she wore on the red carpet for her arrival at the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 26).

This time she wore a rich burgundy tulle tutu mini dress from the same Valentino Spring 2014 Couture collection featuring a snake motif wrapping around the vampy frock.

I have to say I much prefer this look for Katy as a “Grammys” look. Fun and flirty, and more in tune with both the spirit of the event and quirky Katy.

Ruby stone jewels, Christian Louboutin patent-leather pumps which matched her dress, and wavy tresses completed her look.

Which look did you prefer? The red carpet gown or this look?

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