DUBAI: Music’s brightest stars on Sunday rocked up to the Grammys in revealing metallic gowns, Barbiecore pink and stark, classic white — and Arab creations also made an appearance on the red carpet.
Colombian singer and songwriter Karol G made Grammy history by becoming the first female performer to win best música urbana album for her blockbuster “Mañana Será Bonito” record, and she took to the stage in a custom-made gown by Dubai-based Egyptian designer Marmar Halim.
“This is my first time at the Grammys,” she told the audience in English. “And this is my first time holding my own Grammy.”
The figure-hugging greige gown featured subtle rouching and a strapless bodice.
US singer Madison Beer also showed off a look by the fashion house, but she opted for a full-skirted gown with a train and bow detailing on the bodice.
Meanwhile, US R&B singer Summer Walker showed off a feathered gown by Syrian-Venezuelan designer Usama Ishtay complete with a matching, oversized headpiece.
Pop princess Miley Cyrus, who scored two Grammys for her hit “Flowers,” made quite the red carpet entrance in a barely-there gold metal dress by John Galliano for Maison Margiela and big, in-your-face hair.
But when she accepted her award from Mariah Carey, she had changed into a black sparkly halter jumpsuit.
Dua Lipa, a nominee for her huge smash “Dance the Night” from the summer blockbuster “Barbie” movie, wore a low-cut floor-length Courreges silver gown with long sleeves and slashed cutouts, her red hair wavy and flowing.
On the carpet, she said she felt like a “warrior,” according to AFP.
And Victoria Monet, who won three Grammys including the coveted Best New Artist prize, dazzled in a copper Versace corset dress with a train, a trend seen on several red carpets this season.
A lot has been written about who was and who was not nominated for Oscars for “Barbie,” but the movie racked up 11 Grammy nominations as well and has definitely influenced showbiz red carpets.
Billie Eilish — who won two Grammys for her poignant “What Was I Made For?” from the film — rocked a pink and black Barbie bomber jacket made by Chrome Hearts over a white shirt, black tie and black trousers.
Icelandic singer Laufey, a winner for best traditional pop vocal album, looked sweet in a sleeveless pink dress with black polka dots and strategic cutouts.
And the Blind Boys of Alabama, winners of the Grammy for best roots gospel album, rolled up in matching Barbie pink three-piece suits, showing that a Barbie world is for men too.
Olivia Rodrigo, a multiple nominee on the strength of her sophomore album “GUTS,” glittered in a slinky white vintage Versace column dress adorned with silver sequins and tiny red hearts.
The three members of boygenius — Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus — bounded on stage during the pre-ceremony to accept their three Grammys in white Thom Browne suits.
And the queen of the music world, Taylor Swift, rocked a strapless white Schiaparelli gown, open up to her hip to reveal lots of leg, to claim her record-breaking fourth Album of the Year prize.
Sleek black opera gloves, a watch choker, several silver necklaces and a classic red lipstick completed the glamorous and elegant look.
Onstage, she announced the release of her next album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” on April 19.