60th Annual Grammys: Fashion Makes a Statement
Stars gathered Sunday evening for the biggest night in music - using their status and style to make statements about social issues. The show displayed iconic moments paying homage to survivors of the #MeToo movement and bring attention to the injustices in the minority and LGBTQ community through the clothes they wore. Our DFWSD Team selected their favorite fashion moments from the show.
Beyonce’s Black Panther themed gown left Boss Girl Amber Lafrance in complete awe. She joined husband Jay-Z, who was nominated for 8 awards, sporting a black floor length velvet gown by Nicolas Jebran using the tradition of social injustice as inspiration. Wardrobe stylist Marni Senofonte added drama to the look with a large floppy saucer hat, Alain Mikli sunglasses, jaguar shaped clutch and titanium geometric earrings worth $6.8 million dollars. Beyonce slayed this sleek all black look, along many other celebs showing support for Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie.
DFW Style Daily Intern Jessica Smith loved the versatility in actor and rapper Eve’s ensemble. The black two piece pant suit by Naeem Khan glistened in diamonds as she graced the red carpet. Over-sized tuxedo suits have become a widely popular trend in women's fashion, embodying confidence and female sexual empowerment.
Of course there is no best dressed list without an appearance from the American superstar, serving two of my favorite looks of the night. Singer, actress, and businesswoman Rihanna won her ninth Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance with rapper Kendrick Lamar wearing a chocolate leather, Macy Gray themed Haute Couture trench coat by Alexandre Vauthier. While performing hit song “Wild Thoughts” with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, Rihanna switched up her look utilizing Hispanic culture . No one could contain their Wild Thoughts watching Badgalriri prance around in a custom pink A-line dress infringed with diamonds and fringe running down the perimeter. The flower placed in her crown full of luscious curly hair helped complete the look.
Singer/songwriter Ke$ha sent a powerful message through her performance, describing the sexual and emotional abuse she experienced from her former manager. She wore white in support of the Time’s Up movement, symbolizing safety, cleanliness and new beginnings. The feeling of emotion overcame the crowd as other female singers joined in matching white, standing in solidarity.
The 2018 Grammys was one for the books! If you missed it, visit CBS News to view the biggest moments from the show.