Grammys Fashion: Did Katy Perry, Rihanna Get Red Carpet Dress Code?

Monday, 11 Feb 2013 02:51 PM

By Dale Eisinger

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The red carpet at the Grammy Awards show is traditionally where stars come to show off their remarkably strange fashion choices. Lady Gaga being carried in on egg? Sure. Nicki Minaj with a priest in tow? Why not.

This year was a bit more subdued, though. A memo addressed to female attendees warned guests that attire revealing breasts, buttocks, or "puffy" bare skin would be prohibited. As a result, fans wondered what risqué outfits the stars would try to pull off.

Celebrities embraced the ban as a challenge, wearing form-fitting dresses, see-through fabrics, and sometimes deliberately avoiding fabric in certain spots.

Taylor Swift's entire back was on display in a white gown that many considered one of the best of the night. Though her dress was not particularly suggestive, Swift still managed to bear a fair amount of skin.

Rihanna was a little more controversial. Though she covered up completely, her breasts showed through the sheer red fabric of her custom Alaia gown. She was also a contender for best dressed.

People raised their eyebrows when singer Kimbra, showed up in a strange tulle and barnacle-like dress. It was one of the few outfits of the night that caused people to ask, "What is that?"

Singer Adele's gown was strangely controversial. It was a structured classic '50s style dress with an embroidered red floral pattern that caused fans who were used to her all-black look to do a double take.

Two stars in particular stood out for disregarding the network’s admonishing memo. The first was Katy Perry, who wore a skin-tight mint green Gucci gown. Though the neckline on the dress was quite high, Perry managed to show off more than a little cleavage.

Another notable moment was when Jennifer Lopez took the stage to present an award. The singer and actress was clad in a black Anthony Vaccarello gown with a massive slit all the way up the thigh. When she took the stage, she quipped, "I read the memo."

One user summed it up:


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