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Grammy Awards 2022: Best fashion on the red carpet
The red carpet turned pink as music's biggest names brought fluorescent colors, playful accessories and plenty of drama to the 64th Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.
The Grammy Awards
have a reputation for attracting bolder, riskier and more eye-popping fashion than almost any other major award ceremony -- and the stars didn't disappoint as they arrived on the red carpet Sunday evening.
Held in Las Vegas for the very first time, the event's 64th edition was initially slated for January but was postponed due to Covid-19. But the pandemic felt like a distant memory as mask-less celebrities showed up sporting elaborate outfits, fun accessories and freshly dyed hairdos.
Although some of the night's biggest names opted for black -- from Dua Lipa in a sheer Versace bondage dress dripping with gold to Billie Eilish in a voluminous Rick Owens
layered skirt -- it was pink that reigned large at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Double-nominee Saweetie stunned in a hot pink Valentino two-piece with matching opera gloves. Chrissy Teigen and St. Vincent also impressed in dramatic ruffled creations, both in slightly lighter shades of the color.
The evening's men also got in on the trend, with Travis Barker wearring a silky pink robe, Trevor Noah sporting a pastel-colored tuxedo jacket and red-carpet fixture Billy Porter
wowing in a spectacular florescent creation from Valentino's Fall-Winter 2022 womenswear collection.
Elsewhere, BTS members looked suave in a complementary array of colorful custom Louis Vuitton suits. Justin Bieber took a more relaxed approach, with an oversized suit accessorized with one of his signature beanies (this one also embraced the hot pink trend).
Numerous stars looked to show-stopping detailing, sequins and embroidering to make a statement, with Jasmine Sanders and Lil Nas X both opting for butterfly embellishments in, respectively, a long-sleeved gown and theatrical Balmain suit
Others, meanwhile, had fun with accessories -- see Halsey's sculptural hat, Doja Cat's candy-filled glass bag
and Olivia Rodrigo's choker, one of several Y2K throwbacks on display. There was plenty of playful nail art and colorful hair, too, from Japanese Breakfast front woman Michelle Zauner's bright yellow fingertips, which were intricately painted to match her Valentino gown, to J Balvin's blue trim.
And it wouldn't be the Grammy's without some more outlandish choices. H.E.R. divided social media with a custom yellow-and-orange kaftan jumpsuit by Dundas, while British singer Yola, who was nominated for best Americana Album, needed help from several other attendees to unfurl the full splendor of her head-to-toe purple outfit.
The oddest outfit of the night, however, came from singer and songwriter Tayla Parx who arrived in a costumey spiked jumpsuit that saw her compared to Nintendo character Bowser.
Scroll down to see some of the standout looks on the red carpet. This story will be updated as the night unfolds.
Lil Nas X wore an embroidered custom suit by Balmain. Credit: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast wore a bright yellow Valentino dress, completing the look with elaborate nail art. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
SZA stood out with a sheer, tulle Jean Paul Gaultier gown adorned with fllowers. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Cynthia Erivo channeling a metallic look in a custom Louis Vuitton ensemble with shoulders draped in velvet and satin. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Lady Gaga kept it old Hollywood in a black and white gown from Armani Privé. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Justin Bieber (center) wore an oversized suit and hot pink beanie. Credit: Eric Jamison/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
Dua Lipa's dramatic gold-embellished ensemble is a vintage Versace bondage dress. Credit: Matt Baron/Shutterstock
St. Vincent wore a shimmery Gucci gown with ruffled sleeves and trim. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
K-Pop sensations BTS wore color-coordinated Louis Vuitton suits in wool and cashmere with floral pins. Credit: Eric Jamison/CBS
Megan Thee Stallion mixed animal prints in a leopard-print custom Roberto Cavalli dress with zebra lining and a daring slit. Credit: Matt Baron/Shutterstock
Chrissy Teigen was one of many pink looks of the night in her voluminous fan dress, while John Legend wore a velvet black suit by Zegna. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Olivia Rodrigo arrived in an embellished black and pink Vivienne Westwood gown, long black gloves and a matching choker. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
J Balvin elevated the suit silhouette in a tailored knee-length coat, while model Valentina Ferrer opted for a high-neck layered ombre dress with a gold fringed hem. Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Ferrer points at the back of J Balvin's head. Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Joni Mitchell wore an all-white ensemble and a signature beret. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Laverne Cox in a black John Galliano dress, purple hair and dark makeup. Credit: Eric Jamison/CBS Entertainment/CBS
Kourtney Kardashian sported an all-black outfit by Et Ochs, while fiancé Travis Barker wore Givenchy. Credit: Eric Jamison/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
Billie Eilish kept it goth-chic in an edgy Rick Owens ensemble and shades. Credit: Francis Specker/CBS
Billy Porter (left) joined the posse of hot-pink looks of the night with a Valentino ensemble that featured a flowing cape, while Fivio Foreign (right) opted for an all-white look with pearls embellishing his jacket and cowboy hat. Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording
Rachel Zegler walked the red carpet in a Dior Haute Couture gown with braid detailing on the bodice and matching Tiffany jewelry. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Saweetie arrived in a bright pink Valentino set with a cut-out top, floor-length skirt and long gloves. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Halsey wore Presiat with sparky Tiffany & Co. accessories and a wide-brimmed hat. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Jared Leto wore a lace top and fur-trimmed jacket by Gucci, having recently played the brand's former chief designer, Paolo, in the movie "House of Gucci." Credit: Eric Jamison/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images
Brandi Carlile walked the red carpet in a multicolored-striped tuxedo adorned with rhinestones and slick-backed hair. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Kelsea Ballerini's black gown featured a dramatic thigh-high slit topped with a white bow. Credit: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Tiffany Haddish donned a sequined gown to the event. Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Soul singer Leon Bridges wore a white suit with gold embroidery, flared pants and jewelry by David Yurman. Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Tinashe wore a pink latex-looking dress with a large bow at the back. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Muisc producer Benny Blanco arrived in an elaborately embroidered outfit with bejeweled shoes. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Ty Dolla $ign and H.E.R, who wore a custom yellow-and-orange kaftan jumpsuit by Dundas. Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images North for The Recording Academy
Chloe Bailey wowed in a floor-length silver sequined gown, later tweeting "ima disco ball baby." Credit: David Fisher/Shutterstock
Snoh Aalegra in a custom Versace silver metal mesh dress. Credit: David Swanson/EPA-EFE/Shuttersto/Shutterstock
DJ Millie in Nana Jacqueline, Jasmine Sanders in Jean-Louis Sabaji and Paris Hilton in Atelier Zuhra. Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
With many stars opting for hot pink, Trevor Noah went for a more of a pastel hue with his suave double-breasted jacket. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Dancehall artist Spice arrived with a voluminous red robe that she let drop to the ground while posing for photographers. Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Questlove kept things casual in a dark patterned jacket and a pair of Crocs. Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Singer Yola needed help from several other attendees to unfurl the full splendor of her bold, head-to-toe purple outfit. Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Doja Cat accessorized her sheer, sea foam-colored Versace gown with a glass Coperni purse filled with candy. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Country star Elle King wore a wide-brimmed hat with a matching red pantsuit by designer Christian Siriano. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Top image: Dua Lipa hits the red carpet in a sheer Versace bondage dress (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images).