The Daily Californian Arts & Entertainment picks for best dressed at the 2019 Grammys

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The Grammys ceremony was full of surprising and memorable moments, both on the stage and on the red carpet. Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment donned bold and imposing looks, and although many stars caught our eye, we’ve narrowed them down to six stylish celebrities. Here is The Daily Californian’s guide to the best-dressed celebrities at the 2019 Grammys.


Cardi B wearing archive Mugler

Woman in glamorous dress poses on red carpet with her hands up to her face.

Cardi B’s flashback to Mugler’s fall 1995 couture show was easily the riskiest look of the night, but it certainly paid off. Cardi wore a blush satin and velvet gown with a sequined bodysuit and matching gloves, replicating the iconic look from Mugler’s runway. The unconventional shape and structure of the gown were complemented by the bold pearl jewelry and dramatic makeup, making Cardi’s outfit a clear winner of the night.


Tracee Ellis Ross wearing Ralph & Russo Couture

Woman in bright green suit poses on red carpet.

Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her quirkiness and creativity in both her acting work and her red-carpet appearances. At this year’s Grammys, the actress seemed to find a perfect balance between sleek and daring; Ross wore a structured, neon green Ralph & Russo suit embellished with a serpent belt. She completed the look with simple makeup and long hair — keeping the focus on her electrifying outfit.

Kacey Musgraves wearing Valentino

Woman in glamorous gown poses on red carpet.

Before winning album of the year for her hit album Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves won the red carpet in a delicate Valentino gown. The country star wore a tulle, beige gown with a fanned-out top half and red belt. Musgraves pulled the elegant look together with dewy makeup and a straight, polished hairdo. Her graceful look solidified her status as a red-carpet star.


Pusha T wearing Thom Browne

Man in tuxedo poses on red carpet.

While most of the male attendees wore basic but stylish suits, Pusha T wore a creative interpretation of the classic look. Pusha donned a tailored Thom Browne suit that featured glittery accents and stylishly cropped pants. The modern tailoring was contrasted by the simple black and white colors, creating an outfit that worked perfectly.

Halle and Chloe Bailey

Two women in glamorous gowns pose on the red carpet.

Chloe x Halle, the Beyoncé-signed pop duo, arrived at the red carpet in similarly striking and creative dresses. While Halle wore a tiered, oversized white tulle top, Chloe donned structured tulle sleeves. Both of the dresses were completed with fitted, black floor-length skirts and neutral-colored makeup. The newcomers’ cohesive looks were bold and elegant, making them a refreshing addition to the red carpet.

BTS wearing JayBaek Couture and Kim Seo Ryong

Boy band of seven members poses on red carpet.

While BTS is typically known for its edgy red-carpet fashion, the band members traded in trendiness for classic, Korean-designed tuxedos at this year’s Grammys — the boy band members wore matching, sleek black tuxes. While the looks may seem like an homage to elegant American men’s style, they were in fact commissioned from two Korean designers, JayBaek Couture and Kim Seo Ryong. The tasteful celebration of Korean talent combined with the group’s charm made BTS one of the best-dressed groups at the show.

Salem Sulaiman covers fashion. Contact him at [email protected].