The Daily Californian Arts & Entertainment picks for best-dressed at the Grammys 2020


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The Grammy Awards is the music industry’s biggest night of the year, and it’s expected that the major stars will show up in their most groundbreaking looks. This year, attendees took that expectation to heart. From Ariana Grande’s giant tulle gown to Dua Lipa’s ’90s throwback, artists turned heads at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While many of the looks successfully grabbed our attention, here are our picks for the best-dressed celebrities on the Grammys red carpet.

Dua Lipa in Alexander Wang

Dua Lipa may not have been nominated for any awards at this year’s Grammys, but that didn’t stop her from grabbing plenty of attention at the show. The pop star paid homage to the decades-old slip dress trend, wearing a slinky, white two-piece by Alexander Wang. The rest of the singer’s look stuck to the ’90s theme as well, as she complemented the dress with blue eyeshadow and an updo. Lipa’s fun look was the ’90s throwback that we didn’t know we needed.


Ariana Grande in Giambattista Valli

Ariana Grande is as well known for her red carpet style as she is for her artistic talent, and that was clear at the Grammys. Grande was nominated for five awards, and though she didn’t take any home, she was certainly dressed to win. The star wore a dramatic gray Giambattista Valli gown with an enormous tulle skirt, finishing off the look with matching gloves and her signature ponytail. The look tapped into Grande’s classic style while still maintaining a sense of fun and creativity, making her a clear contender for best-dressed.


Maggie Rogers in Chanel

Maggie Rogers was one of 2019’s hottest new artists, and after the Grammys, it’s safe to say that she’ll be one of 2020’s hottest new red carpet regulars as well. The songstress wore a dreamy, star-covered black dress from Chanel’s pre-fall 2014 collection. The best part of her look, however, was the way she accessorized. Rogers finished off her outfit with an archival Chanel water bottle, a quirky nod to the necessity of sustainability. The singer’s elegant look was an obvious choice for our best-dressed list. 


Lizzo in Versace

Lizzo had a big night at the Grammys. Her first time at the show, the artist was nominated for a whopping eight awards and won three of them. The wins were no surprise, especially considering the way that her larger-than-life talent and personality shined through the music she released last year. Her ingenuity also shined through on the red carpet last weekend. Lizzo wore a glamorous, old-Hollywood inspired dress, and completed the look with diamond jewelry and a faux fur stole. The look was just one of many dazzling red carpet moments Lizzo has given us over the past several months, and we can’t wait to see what she wears next.


Rosalía in Alexander Wang

Rosalía was one of 2019’s most talked-about emerging artists, and it’s clear why, as the singer seamlessly blended genres and styles to create her stunning album, El Mal Querer. At this year’s Grammy Awards, the singer proved that her creativity extends beyond music and into fashion. Rather than wearing a traditional gown, Rosalía opted to wear an edgy, red leather dress by Alexander Wang, complete with three belts and copious amounts of fringe. Though the look was unexpected, it ended up being one of the best of the night.


Billie Eilish in Gucci

Billie Eilish made history last weekend as the second artist to ever win all four big categories at the Grammys: best new artist, album of the year, song of the year and record of the year. The young singer has gained so much popularity over the past year — not through becoming more conventional, but rather by staying true to her eccentric and unique personal style. This style is present both in her music and her fashion choices. At this year’s Grammys, the artist wore a baggy Gucci jacket with oversized pants to match. She completed the look with half-green hair, fingerless gloves and Gucci-themed green nails. Though the outfit may seem a little off-kilter, it just goes to show that Eilish isn’t like any other artist –– and that’s what makes her so lovable.

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