by Fawnia Soo Hoo
The Grammy Awards red carpet was really something, wasn't it? But then again, we shouldn't expect anything less from the one awards ceremony that requires modesty dress code restrictions--and the excitement of seeing who just barely skirts the rules. But GUYS, where was Beyoncé?! (Oh, getting ready to open the show, I see.) So without further ado, let's revisit the most stunning and statement-making (because, come on, it's the Grammys) looks from the red carpet. Vote for your favorite and enjoy the show!
Accompanying hubby John Legend, Chrissy Tiegen oozed hotness in a smokin' gold strapless Johanna Johnson gown.
Katy Perry in a somewhat literal, but beautifully ethereal music-note emblazoned gown from the Valentino Couture spring 2014 collection (ripped from the runway like Rita Ora's Alexandre Vauthier dress!). She told Ryan she chose it for "music's biggest night." Very appropriate.
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Speaking of Rita Ora, the singer made a simple statement with a brilliant green-gold Lanvin mini-dress and loads of Lorraine Schwartz gold and diamond rings.
Nominee Kacey Musgraves looked pretty in pink Armani Privé and Forevermark diamonds.
Kelly Osbourne collaborated with Badgley Mischka on an embellished shoulder cape gown inspired by Black Sabbath--accessorized with a cross necklace from dad Ozzy and Loree Rodkin yellow gold and diamond rings.
Ariana Grande--who told Guiliana that fashion is "awesome"--opted for a prom-ready floral Dolce & Gabbana ball-gown and custom Aldo ballet slipper-esque platforms.
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A glowing Ciara showcased her baby-bump in a gilded rose-gold custom Pucci gown.
Madonna's son David wanted mom to match him on the red carpet, so he picked out her Ralph Lauren spring 2014 tuxedo pantsuit. The decision to wear a gold grill as an accessory? Her Madgesty's own.
Pink felt like a princess in a red strapless Johanna Johnson gown.
Taylor Swift stunned in a shimmery chain-mail Gucci gown. (Although she slipped and told Ryan that it was "scratchy," oops).
Alicia Keys worked her own American Hustle-chic in a low-cut cerulean blue gown by Armani Privé. Hubba hubba.