On Sunday, February 5th, the 65th Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
The event is considered one of the most prestigious nights in the music industry calendar, and this year’s nominees include Doja Cat, Beyoncé, Adele and Lizzo.
Stars attending the glitzy event are known to put their best fashion foot forward on the red carpet, showcasing stunning couture creations that will sometimes be remembered for years to come.
Take Jennifer Lopez, for example, who inspired the development of Google Images when the Versace dress she wore to an awards show in 2000 caused an internet frenzy. Or Beyoncé, who wore a sparkling gold Peter Dundas design for her performance at the 2017 Grammys, all the while pregnant with twins Sira and Rumi Carter.
Scroll down to see the best fashion moments that ever happened at the Grammy Awards.
Rihanna looked like a pink dream in this empire-waist Giambattista Valli gown filled with tulle at the 57th Grammy Awards.
Jennifer Lopez, 2000
One of the most memorable dresses ever worn at the Grammys – bar none – is the leaf-print sheer Versace gown modeled by Jennifer Lopez in 2000.
The creation was so iconic that it inspired the development of Google Images, causing “the most popular search query” Google had ever seen, according to former CEO Eric Schmidt.
Lady Gaga, 2010
In 2010, Lady Gaga made her debut at the Grammy Awards, making sure to make an impression on the red carpet.
Before opening the awards ceremony with an unforgettable musical performance, the singer arrived at the event in an intergalactic look by Armani Privé, with numerous hoops and glittering heels.
Whitney Houston, 1994
Whitney Houston shined at the 1994 Grammy Awards when she won Record of the Year for “I’ll Always Love You” and Album of the Year for the film’s soundtrack Bodyguard.
Ciara, 2016 (encyclopedia entry).
Ciara took to the skies with a thigh-high slit for her outfit at the Grammys 2016. Her Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture silk chiffon gown included pretty leopard print embellishments.
Ariana Grande, 2020
Ariana Grande brought it all glam up the 2020 Grammys red carpet with this custom gray Giambattista Valli tulle gown with matching gloves.
Nominated for nine awards, Beyoncé gave a rousing musical performance in 2017 while pregnant with twins Sira and Rumi Carter.
The musician stunned on stage in a custom Peter Dundas creation, which marked the launch of the fashion designer’s eponymous brand. The ensemble portrayed Beyoncé as a deity-like figure, complete with a sun-inspired headdress and gold-embellished dress.
The “Truth Hurts” singer toned down her usual loud look for something more modest at the 2020 Grammys. Lizzo paired her all-white Versace corset dress with faux fur trim.
In 2017, Rihanna showed off a modern twist on fashion on the red carpet, wearing an Armani Privé ensemble that featured a voluminous black ball skirt and an orange embellished crop top.
One of the most memorable moments of the night happened when the singer revealed her glittering flask while sitting in the audience.
Britney Spears, 2000
The same year she was nominated for Best New Artist, Britney Spears won her first Grammy Awards wearing a tight Randolph Duke dress and Oscar de la Renta chair.
Cardi B, 2019
Cardi B exuded glamor at the 2019 Grammy Awards, wearing an oyster-style creation from Mugler’s 1995 couture collection.
The rapper later thanked fashion designer Thierry Mugler for letting her wear the vintage dress, saying it was a “dream”. “I don’t feel like anything can top this. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she said in an Instagram video.
Adele, 2012. (encyclopedic entry).
Winning a total of six Grammys at the 2012 awards for his album, 21Adele looked stunning in her custom Giorgio Armani gown.
Janelle Monáe, 2019
Janelle Monáe went all out at the 2019 Grammys wearing a textured Jean-Paul Gaultier red carpet gown. The singer completed her look with an abstract headdress, wearing burgundy heels that match the lining of the dress.
Destiny’s Child, 2001
One of Destiny’s Child’s most memorable images is from their appearance at the 2001 Grammy Awards, during which the band won their first awards show honors. In true Noughties fashion, the trio wore matching green lace outfits for the occasion.
Diana Ross, 2019
During the 61st Grammy Awards, a tribute was held to celebrate the 75th birthday of music legend Diana Ross, who performed a number of songs during the evening. The star looked truly regal in a crimson chiffon ball gown for her performance.
Another winner for the “Crazy in Love” singer, Beyoncé pioneered wet hair at the 56th Grammy Awards. Her form-fitting, sheer Michael Costello gown was a vision.
Miley Cyrus, 2018
Miley Cyrus epitomized old-school Hollywood glamor at the Grammy Awards, wearing a stunning crimson gown from Zac Posen’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection.
In November 2019, Posen announced the closure of his eponymous fashion house after 18 years.
Alicia Keys, 2019
Alicia Keys had plenty of moments to celebrate at the 2019 Grammy Awards, which she graciously hosted. The singer wore several eye-catching outfits throughout the night, one of the coolest being a combination of sparkly high-waisted pants, a black Alix bodysuit, and a wide-brimmed hat. Keys wore this special outfit while simultaneously performing a medley of songs on two pianos.
Bebe Rexha, 2019
Bebe Rexha was a star on the red carpet at the 2019 Grammy Awards, wearing a gorgeous crimson ruffle dress by Monsoori.
Nicki Minaj, 2012
There’s dramatic red carpet dressing, and there’s Nicki Minaj. The singer wore an embroidered Versace cape to the 2012 Grammy Awards where she was nominated for Best Album, Best Rap Album, Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance.
Jay Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter
The Carters set the standard for Modern Family at the Grammys when they attended in 2018, Blue Ivy and Beyoncé contrasting each other in white and black. Then-six-year-old Blue Ivy wore a white asymmetric coat as she mingled with musical royalty, while Beyoncé wore a black, cut-out, velvet design by Nicolas Jebran.
Taylor Swift, 2016
Taylor Swift brought a bright color palette to the 2016 Grammys, wearing an orange crop top and hot pink Atelier Versace combo. The singer won three awards during the awards, for album of the year, best pop vocal album and best music video.
Mary J Blige, 1996
On the night she walked away with the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996, Mary J Blige made a bold statement on the red carpet in a head-to-toe leopard print ensemble, completing her polished look with a pair of black sunglasses.