The Best & Worst Of The 64th Annual Grammys Red Carpet

Well, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards happened last night. This year’s award show was notable, not only because it served as one last opportunity for celebrities to offer a career-ending, unsolicited hot take on the Will Smith and Chris Rock situation, but because it took place in Las Vegas. I know an award show’s location generally means nothing to anyone who isn’t attending, but bear with me for a moment: According to Page Six, stylists were having “meltdowns” over the location change because there are “no expert tailors” and everyone’s outfits had to be dragged through “smoky casinos that smell bad.” So as you scroll through Instagram, carefully reading the captions of outfit photos your faves have shared to make sure they aren’t sprinkled with misguided statements about current events before you double tap, remember that behind every great ensemble is someone asking, “Does it smell like Newports in here? It’s not me. I vape.” 

Anyway! Let’s discuss the fashion of the night. Some of it was good. Some of it was bad. Lots of it was just straight-up confusing. (I have a theory that famous people are unaffected by weather. I can’t think of another reason why John Legend, Kelsea Ballerini, and Cynthia Erivo were all wearing velvet on an 80-something degree day in April in the literal desert.) I will not be dividing these looks into “best” and “worst” categories because I am simply not qualified to do so. However, after a lifetime of talking people’s ears off about things that have nothing to do with me, I am confident in my ability to just talk my shit in an unorganized way. Here you go! 

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Olivia’s Vivienne Westwood dress strikes the perfect note for her segue from Disney star to pop punk princess, because it’s simultaneously a tribute to the “…and you’re watching Disney Channel!” magic wand commercials of the early aughts, but like, cute. Although, I will say that it also feels like she came back from spring break with one of those T-shirts with the outline of a woman wearing a bikini, gave it to her stylist, and was like, “I want this.” 

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards

Remember the stunning Balmain dress Kim Kardashian wore to her bachelorette party in Paris in 2014? This is her now. Feel old? No, but seriously, Lil Nas X’s pearl-encrusted suit with matching chunky platform boots is probably one of the most indisputably flawless serves of all time. I look forward to attempting this subtle blue eyeshadow look, but when I do it, I will definitely just look like a Smurf with eye boogers.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

I love to see Billie paying homage to one of the most reliable figures in my life: the chair in the corner of my room where I toss the clothes that I’ve worn, but am not quite ready to wash yet. The piecey half-updo, on the other hand, is giving popular girl at the school dance in a 90s rom-com, and I feel like she’s about to bully me for wearing last season’s dress.


Finneas O'Connell arrives for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards

Millennials, before you freak out, this is Billie Eilish’s brother. During a red carpet chat with Laverne Cox, Finneas said that he felt he and his girlfriend Claudia Sulewski “look like Easter.” *Throws away joke list* I guess I’ll go with Mad Hatter? Nvm, his is better. 

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion on the 64th annual Grammys red carpet in a leopard one-shoulder gown

Meg, who graduated high school in 2013, took the GRAMMYs as an opportunity to finally let all of us late twenty-somethings see what our ultimate prom vision could have looked like if we were actually rich and hot. The zebra print lining… the bejeweled one-shoulder neckline… the flawlessly executed smokey eye… this is the look I have been dreaming of since junior year.  Pick your joke: A) Caroline Baskin could never B) The Real Housewives of New Jersey are shaking.

Justin Bieber

Justin and Hailey Bieber on the 64th annual Grammys red carpet. Justin is wearing an oversized suit and neon pink beanie and Hailey is in a flowy white strapless gown.

You know what cures Bieber Fever? This red carpet look. It’s giving Stu Pickles. One glimpse at it and I immediately forget all of the feelings I had for Justin during the Purpose era, and remember that at the end of the day, he is really just the man who used “squish out a nugget” as a euphemism for childbirth. And I won’t be the one to complain about designer Crocs having a moment, but can we please not wear them to red carpets of major award shows? There’s a time and a place, people.


Saweetie at the 2022 Grammys red carpet in a pink two-piece crop top and skirt set with matching gloves

To be fair, I will always lose my mind when someone shows up to a red carpet in this particular shade of pink (I think it’s PANTONE’s “Expensive,” no?), but I genuinely believe that Saweetie’s Valentino GRAMMYs look is as close to perfect as it gets. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that we’ll be seeing brides rocking a short skirt version of this set in white to their bachelorette parties as soon as the evil masterminds at Revolve will allow it. 


Halsey on the 64th annual Grammys red carpet

Halsey looks like a very rich Sim with a romance aspiration. V into this Janet Snakehole cosplay.


H.E.R. at the 64th annual grammys in a yellow sequined jumpsuit

You know what? I’m going to return the SAD lamp I just ordered from Kohl’s and replace it with a screenshot of H.E.R.’s sunny Aretha Franklin inspired look. IDK what 1970s-esque cult she’s about to lead wearing this jumpsuit, but I do know I’m joining it.  I can also respect how much H.E.R. probably sacrificed to look this good, because between the floor-length sleeves and the fact that jumpsuits are historically the worst article of clothing to go to the bathroom in, her pee breaks were probably a nightmare. 

Dillon Francis

Dillon Francis arrives at the 64th annual Grammys red carpet

Dillon Francis, the DJ who soundtracked some of your most questionable college decisions, showed up wearing a wrinkled shirt with a Walgreens bag of snacks in tow. I don’t really know what else I expected, but it wasn’t for the Green River Killer to make an appearance on the Grammys red carpet.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Nothing will ever top Maya Rudolph’s Donatella Versace impersonation, but Dua Lipa made a very good attempt. Pretty sure I own this set from Victoria’s Secret and have never figured out how to get into or out of it.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Doja Cat walked the red carpet in the sartorial version of a thirst trap with a refreshingly witty caption. With a corset bodice and sheer skirt, this custom Versace look screams, “I’m obviously hot,” but it also says “I have a great sense of humor,” by accessorizing with a glass bag full of candy and a JBL speaker. Flawless execution here. Nothing but respect for my Statue of Liberty.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga at the 64th annual grammy's red carpet in a black and white one-shoulder gown

I would say “Cruella De Vil but make it high fashion” but I’m pretty sure Cruella’s whole thing was being a fashion bitch. Lady Gaga’s red carpet vibe these days is basically just looking like the most regal person you’ve ever seen, and I have no complaints.

Images: Frazer Harrison (4), Lester Cohen (2), Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy; ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic (3); Amy Sussman/Getty Images (2)

All The Best & Worst Looks From The 2018 Met Gala

You know how basic bitches always say the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is their Super Bowl? Well, if that’s true, then the Met Gala is a meme-loving betch’s Super Bowl. Except, like, O.J. Simpson returns and makes the game winning touchdown at 70 years old, then confesses to murder, and the halftime show is just John Legend singing show tunes while Chrissy Teigen eats a bucket of fried chicken on top of the piano. It’s that ridiculous, and the 2018 Met Gala didn’t disappoint.

As I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for (probably?), here’s a recap of the 2018 Met Gala. This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. If the classroom I took one year of CCD classes before making my First Communion didn’t have a very distracting pet guinea pig in it, I might have paid more attention and would currently be able to provide more insight into that theme, or at least know what to do with my hands on the off chance I get roped into attending a church service. However, I can’t (sorry, Grandma), so instead, I’m going to talk shit about celebrities wearing outfits that require teams of people who make more money than me to help them walk around. Here are the celebrities who inspired the best memes with their god-awful outfits, and those who looked so good that we’ll actually give them a break for once.

The Ensembley Challenged

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey Met Gala 2018

At best, Lana looks like the hottest girl at a cosplay convention in the Midwest. While I can appreciate the dramatic implications of wearing a dress that makes it look like you’ve been stabbed in the heart a bunch of times, I can’t get behind the creepy wizard bird lady vibe, or the Weird Al Yankovic hair. I am truly disturbed.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley Met Gala 2018

I actually could warm up to this look if someone could please confirm that Shailene Woodley purposefully showed up to the Met Gala in a Sexy Lord Farquad costume. If I were Shailene Woodley, I would have shown up, taken one look at Zendaya’s outfit, and promptly left.

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles Met Gala 2018

I would do anything to hear an unedited clip of the noise this shit makes when you walk. But all joking aside, I’m going to try to be positive here. Solange could probably buy all the Getty Images of herself in this outfit and sell them as Rorschach Tests to therapists in hipster neighborhoods. If you think I’m bitter, I am—Solange totally stole my “sexy Ursula” costume idea for Halloween.

Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Met Gala 2018

The Olsen Twins have been dressing in mysterious cloaks and capes for like, what, a decade now? So I was kind of hoping to see a little more from them. Instead, they’re both serving middle school pottery teacher realness. I’m willing to bet on my most-liked Instagram photo that at least one of them is wearing Birkenstocks underneath all of that. Also, why is one twin aging exponentially faster than the other??

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez Met Gala 2018

Guys, is Selena Gomez ok? She came to the fucking Met Gala rocking a spray tan by Tan Mom and a nightgown. This dress looks about three sizes too big on her, and I’m 1000% sure her boobs are not actually that big/saggy. Coupled with the hairstyle that closely resembles a tangled up mop, I’m going to put out a theory that she literally just rolled out of bed and onto the red carpet.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry Met Gala 2018

Forgive me father, for I have sinned: one time I watched the Katy Perry movie, and I cried. Ugh, Katy. Didn’t you hear? This is not the auditions for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! I know the Met Gala is all about being extra, but every single thing about this outfit makes me want to scream. Serious question: Do I hate Katy Perry because she’s tacky, or is she tacky because I hate her?

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham Met Gala 2018

It was really nice of Ceelo Green to lend the dress he wore to the 2017 Grammy Awards to Lena Dunham. All jokes aside, Lena looks like a washed-out extra from Shakespeare in Love. At least that hood/collar/creature around her neck looks like it would make an excellent pillow. Oh, did I say “all jokes aside”? Oops.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne Met Gala 2018

Honestly, I’ve been staring at this photo for like, 10 minutes and I’ve got nothing. I haven’t been this lost since I tried to spell Cara’s last name without the help of Google (aka about 30 seconds ago). Wait, I got it: This is the outfit you wear to the funeral when your sugar daddy dies. Right?

The Heavenly Bodies


Rihanna Met Gala 2018

Fucking duh. Has there ever been an event where Rihanna wasn’t the best dressed? No. Robyn Fenty is the Pope of everything important, and we shouldn’t have expected anything else. Should we just rename the Met Gala to the Rihanna Gala? I’ll draft up a petition.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld Met Gala 2018

The only thing wrong with this look is that it’s almost impossible to make a meme out of it. Hailee stuck to the theme, but still looks effing amazing. With every passing award show, red carpet, and lack of nude photo scandal or age-inappropriate boyfriend, Hailee Steinfeld continues to impress me with how well she’s handling fame at a young age.


SZA Met Gala 2018

SZA looks PERFECT. Like, her dress is angelic and her boots are slaying. Plus, her hair and makeup is so insanely flawless that she literally looks like a Bratz doll that got her shit together and became super successful. I feel like a proud mom.

Cardi B

Cardi B Met Gala 2018

Cardi B can do no wrong in Fashion Nova, so obv the entire world is dying over this Moschino look. I can’t wait to buy a candle with a photo of Cardi from this year’s Met Gala on it at some dingy store on Canal Street. Shit, maybe I shouldn’t have said that before I got the chance to launch my new Etsy store.


Zendaya Met Gala 2018

How did Zendaya wear her hair in a weird little ginger bob with bangs and still look amazing? Not sure. She’s officially the eighth wonder of the world. Cue the Zendaya vs. Shailene Woodley “what you order online vs. what comes in the mail” memes. I haven’t watched Game of Thrones since like 2014, but I have a feeling Zendaya is going to show up and kill everyone next season.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively 2018 Met Gala

Wow, Serena van der Woodsen has come so far from eating yogurt on the steps of the Met. (I know I’m the 400th person to make that joke today, leave me alone.) Blake just looks stunning as fuck, and I love her so much. Also, I feel like all these bejeweled halos/crowns/tiaras were made by one old gay man who definitely has carpal tunnel syndrome now.