Of course, any Red Carpet event is not only entertaining to watch, but a designer’s best-friend when it comes to research. In our culture and society today, so much is celebrity and media driven that many fashion trends can be forecast from the Red Carpet. Besides, who can resist seeing all the Lady Gaga’s and Brittany Spears out there make the “Worst Dressed” or “What were they thinking?” lists!?
This year’s Red Carpets have scared me a little bit. I have never been a main-stream trend following person and have always appreciated old Hollywood starlets, sophisticated and glamorous fashion, film and theater costume designs and the artistry behind the construction and fit of a garment. The best part of seeing something original is having the sensation that you want to figure out how it could possible be made and how it could be made so beautifully! Aside from complicated construction and dramatic costumes, for which there is a time and a place, I also feel that any real woman should always look elegant and not fussy. For me, the biggest turn-off is knowing that a woman spent hours upon hours getting ready; even if it does, it shouldn’t look that way!
So on to Grammy Red Carpet fashions….
Lady Gaga- Yeah, I get it…that’s her image and she’s an entertainer. Fine. However, I feel that her outfit was appropriate for a stage or as a sculpture in a museum. It is a great artistic piece, but it is in no way possible for a real woman to translate that into her wardrobe and frankly, it’s gaudy and dangerous. If I can see your underwear and you are carrying a spiked ball rather than a pocket book, you should re-think your outfit.
Rihanna- Classy and Elegant! Love it! Of course, not all of us hippy women can pull off excess drape on our hips, but Rihanna can! Anyway, this is one of my favorites of the night…
Beyonce- Gorgeous as always and I can definitely appreciate all the hand-work involved in detailing this gown. However, I’m not a big fan of the fabric; I think it’s too sporty and Nude is not really that exciting. We can overlook this shortcoming as Beyonce never disappoints.
Pink- I’m not quite sure why this gown qualifies Pink for the Worst Dressed list; Regardless that it’s a bit shiny for my taste, I love the construction of the gown and it gave Pink a more womanly figure in a tasteful way.