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Every Fashion Moment That Made the Grammys Red Carpet Actually Fun

Tyler the Creator, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert. Photo: Getty Images

The 2018 Grammy Awards may have failed to organize a disruptive political movement like the all-black Golden Globes red carpet, but the show was disruptive in its own way. Per usual, attendees broke all the rules when it came to fashion, wearing everything from Hot Topic-inspired pants to wedding dresses with fetuses painted on them.

E! hosts Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest could hardly keep up with all the unscripted authenticity that the red carpet threw them this year, most notably Lil Uzi Vert’s lack of enthusiasm for the whole thing. The 23-year-old rapper gave one of the most memorable interviews of all time when Rancic asked him what he was going to do if he won. “I’m going to think about everything I’m going to buy the next day,” he replied, name-dropping Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy.

Lil Uzi Vert didn’t win, but Sunday night was definitely a win for fashion. Below, our top ten favorite moments.

Hot Topic Was Huge

Everyone’s favorite emo emporium is having a moment again thanks in part to the personal style of musical artists like Jaden Smith and Lil Uzi Vert. You can buy pants like Uzi’s right here, right now.

Jaden Smith, Lil Uzi Vert.

There Were So Many Pantsuits

These were not your average black tuxedos, though. Each pantsuit had its own personality. Kesha, for example, paid homage to her western roots, while Alessia Cara kept it casual with a T-shirt and Converse.

Alessia Cara, Anna Kendrick, Kesha.
Cyndi Lauper, Rapsody, Janelle Monáe.

Cardi B Wore a Wedding Dress

As the 25-year-old bride-to-be told Giuliana Rancic, she and her fiancé Offset haven’t started planning their wedding yet because they’re too busy making music. So why not do a few practice runs on the red carpet in the meantime? Cardi B wore a dramatic wedding dress by Ashi, and of course, Christian Louboutins.

Cardi B. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Lady Gaga Brought Bustles Back

We like big Giorgio Armani bustles, and we cannot lie. (You don’t want to miss Gaga’s hair, either.)

Lady Gaga. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS

Even the Scarves Were Fun

Tyler the Creator wore a Louis Vuitton monogrammed scarf, plus a Russian ushanka hat and his own Converse that read “double my luggage.” Meanwhile, Mick Fleetwood wore a graphic scarf with his own face on it.

Tyler the Creator, Fleetwood Mac.

Asahd Khaled Looked Like a Red Velvet Cupcake

The busiest baby in hip-hop never fails to disappoint.

DJ Khaled and his son, Asahd Khaled. Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS

Elton John Wore Gucci Sunglasses

Gucci is designing all the wardrobe for the 70-year-old icon’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour.

Elton John. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Lana Del Rey Nailed Old Hollywood

Twitter speculated that Del Rey’s Gucci look was perhaps an homage to Old Hollywood actress (and STEM heroine) Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr wore a similar look in the 1941 film Ziegfeld Girl, created by the legendary costume designer Adrian.

Lana Del Rey. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS

Camila Cabello Paid Homage to an Emoji

“I try to channel the flamenco emoji for as many events as possible,” wrote the singer on Twitter.

Camila Cabello. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS

There Were Men in (Not) Black

We were most impressed with the 19-year-old Khalid, who wore not one but two colors, pairing a green turtleneck with a light purple suit.

Sam Smith, Donald Glover, Ne-Yo.
Zayn, Khalid.
Every Outfit That Made the Grammys Red Carpet Actually Fun