Thursday, February 14, 2013

Best and Worst Dressed: Grammys 2013

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Music is not really my forte. Don’t get me wrong, I like music, but I am more likely to be able to successfully explain the plot and meaning of Inception to someone than something like dub step—whatever that is. Actually, if you knew how many times my friends have had to explain to me what Skrillex and Gangham Style are, you would probably laugh. And I still don’t understand either of those things.

That being said, I don’t really watch the Grammys, but I do love to pay attention to the fashion. This show is a different kind of beast because it is easier to break the rules on what one wears to an awards show. You will see someone dressed up in Dior Haute Couture and next you see someone in jeans and a shredded t-shirt. It is a wonderous thing to behold.

Here are my pick for women’s best-dressed:

Typically, I have more conservative taste when it comes to clothing, but Rihanna’s dress by Alaïa blew me away.

Janelle Monae, in this toreador inspired pantsuit, was a close runner-up.

Now for the worst-dressed:

There were many contenders for this category, but I finally settled on one: Jennifer Lopez. This dress by Anthony Vacarello is the sad sort of dress, which was, unfortunately, in style two years ago. The fabric is bad. The one grim-reaper sleeve is bad. Goodness! Even the hair is bad. And for the love of all that is in good taste, can someone explain to me the fascination this season with crotch-high slits in skirts?

Now for the men. I love the Grammys because you see so many men have a little more fun than they would if they were going to the Oscars, like my best-dressed pick, Sting. There is a great mixture of casual and formal looking textiles here. He managed to look down to earth and sufficiently dressed-up at the same time. (As a side note, his wife looks really nice too).

Like the women, there was stiff competition for the worst-dressed. Before I continue, I didn’t count anyone wearing a white suit or tuxedo even though I think they should get this award ten times over, especially the ever-classy Chris Brown (insert giant eye roll here). This look worked on Humphrey Bogart and that is all.

Now that I have that off my chest, the worst-dressed award goes to John Mayer. I know what I said about velvet, but this looks clownish. I’m not sure if it is the color, the bowtie or the ill-fitting pants, but this should not have happened.

Keep rocking on.

1 comment :

  1. Rihanna. Hate her fashion sense off the carpet but so loved Alaïa dress she wore.

    I actually thought for a good chunk of time exactly where I might wear this very dress. Sadly my life is not as glamorous or exciting as I could make it in terms of special occasion events.