Grammys 2023: The best red carpet fashion

By Oscar Holland of CNN

The Grammy Awards red carpet is known for more risqué fashion than some of its silver screen counterparts, and the music industry's biggest names delivered again on Sunday evening.

As the ceremony returned to its usual home — the Arena, formerly known as the Staples Center, in Los Angeles — for the first time since 2020, stars arrived in dramatic silhouettes and loud colour choices ahead of the annual event.

Among the most eye-catching looks was Cardi B's sculptural electric blue custom gown by Indian designer Gaurav Gupta, who made his Haute Couture Week debut in Paris just over a week ago. Lizzo also stunned in a dramatic Dolce & Gabbana cape, adorned with applique flowers, from the Italian label's Alta Moda 2022 collection.

Kim Petras and Sam Smith made one of the biggest statements of the night by arriving in bold red ensembles with an entourage featuring drag queens Violet Chachki and Gottmik. Smith's top hat and cape were just some of the evening's fun accessories, which ranged from Pharrell's bejewelled Tiffany shades to the playful opera gloves sported by Doja Cat and R&B singer Hannah Monds.

No single shade ruled the night, though a notable number of attendees wowed in pink. Bebe Rexha nodded to Barbiecore in a Moschino gown (also with matching gloves) while Kacey Musgraves impressed in a pink bodysuit and feathered cape by Valentino.

There were plenty of crystals and rhinestones on display, too. Taylor Swift wore a sparkling blue two-piece by Roberto Cavalli, while Harry Styles eschewed formalwear in favour of a dazzling technicolor EgonLab jumpsuit adorned with Swarovski crystals.

The former One Direction singer was one of several stars to wear flared looks, with the members of Måneskin and Shania Twain also getting in on the trend in a Harris Reed polka dot pantsuit and Gucci suits with flared trousers, respectively.

But discernible trends were few and far between on a night where, fashion-wise, anything goes. Look no further than Anderson Paak's floral suit or Miguel's floor-length hooded denim Diesel coat for evidence that attendees were out to have fun.

Scroll down for some of the night's best red carpet looks.

Taylor Swift

The singer stunned in a bejewelled midnight blue two-piece by Roberto Cavalli. She completed the look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels worth a reported US$3 million.


Best New Artist nominee Anitta arrived in a vintage piece from Atelier Versace's Spring-Summer 2003 collection.

Cardi B

The rapper arrived in a theatric look that Indian designer Gaurav Gupta recently debuted at Paris Haute Couture Week. 

Harry Styles

The former One Direction star sparkled in an Egonlab jumpsuit covered with Swarovski crystals.

Lil Uzi Vert

The rapper rocked an eye-catching spiked hairdo with an all-black Comme des Garçons outfit with a Richard Mille watch and Balenciaga shoes.

Kim Petras and Sam Smith

The 'Unholy' duo showed up in bold red Valentino ensembles, the latter completing their outfit with a matching top hat and cane. They were joined on the red carpet by drag performers Violet Chachki and Gottmik.

Anderson Paak

The Silk Sonic member impressed in a Gucci floral suit.

Kacey Musgraves

The singer wore a pink bodysuit and feathered cape by Valentino. 

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly

The couple opted for Zuhair Murad and Dolce & Gabbana, respectively.


The singer wore a dramatic Dolce & Gabbana cape with floral appliques from the label's Alta Moda 2022 collection.

Olivia Rodrigo

The singer and actress went for a goth-inspired look in this sheer black silk georgette gown by Miu Miu. 


The Italian rockers wore complementary outfits by Gucci. 

Julia Michaels

The singer's gown by Azzi & Osta featured two daring thigh slits and cutouts. She paired the look with Louboutin heels.

Fat Joe

The rapper donned a pink suit by 5001 Flavors Clothing Co with matching shades and monochromatic pink Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.

Kelsea Ballerini 

The country singer brought a pop of color to the red carpet in a custom Prabal Gurung gown. 

Hannah Monds

The R&B singer wore a dress by Diana Couture that featured a strappy leather bondage-style bodice and a voluminous fuchsia skirt.


The singer wore an all-denim look straight from Diesel's Spring-Summer 2023 runway.

Bebe Rexha

The singer wore a custom hot pink Moschino gown with matching gloves.

Doja Cat

The hitmaker arrived in a one-shouldered black vinyl Versace dress with a train and matching gloves.

Shania Twain

The artist wowed in a Harris Reed pantsuit with outsized polka dots - and an even bigger hat.

Amanda Reifer

The Barbadian singer arrived in a one-shouldered beaded dress by Tom Ford with a gravity-defying hairdo. 

Laverne Cox

The actress looked elegant in a strapless dress by Kim Kassas Couture and jewellery by Ilene Joy, Al Zain and POCHÉ.

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