The Grammys are the time and place for some high fashion fuckery. You can go high concept crazy (see: CeeLo Green), or you can go tacky casual with a twist of try hard. Halsey chose the latter. Halsey told Giuliana Rancic that her look was “a little TLC, a little Aaliyah.” When I first saw Halsey on the red carpet, I immediately got a T-Boz in the Creep video vibe. Halsey must have realized that she couldn’t blatantly rip-off such a legendary look without receiving a cease-and-desist, and so she added her own spin. And in this case, her spin was to ditch the matching robe and walk down the red carpet with her tits out. She also went with her natural hair, which was a choice. Personally I would have gone full-homage to T-Boz with some bangs and side-curtains. But I’ll give her a pass on this one. If she didn’t have time to steam the wrinkles out of her ensemble, I doubt she had time to clip on some hair.
Taraji P. Henson showed up to the Grammys looking like a long-lost Moon Dreamer doll named Drowsie who helps put your mom to sleep with the help of some trippy prescription-strength night-night drugs. Taraji’s cosmic sparkle dress has already sold out in Scientology’s most-popular mail-order catalogue, L.L. Ron. (Note from Michael: And while Allison is getting Moon Dreamer from this look, I’m getting Ms. Frizzle at the club.)
Nick Jonas also went for a casual-yet-trying very hard red carpet look. Accent on the hard. I’m sure Nick thinks he looks like a bouncer gave birth to a biker, but all I can see is the reluctant son of a Pearly Queen who was forced to go to a mother-son dance.
Here’s more fashion from last night’s Grammys red carpet. Bonus points go to Jennifer Lopez who knows that symmetry is the key to a good look and balanced out her crotch-high thigh slit with a giant bath puff around her neck.