61st Annual Grammy Award

THE BEST DRESSED CELEBRITIES AT THE 2019 GRAMMYS

From Cardi B to Michelle Obama, stars took some risks that paid off.

Kacey Musgraves at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Kacey Musgraves at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

While most of awards season consists of quite serious affairs where celebrity guests tend to go the safe, classic Hollywood glamour route, the Grammys are a place where stars feel more comfortable taking risks, and that they did. This typically results in a series of hits and misses, which can be more interesting to watch anyway, but we’re here to talk about the hits from Sunday night’s event.

There was Cardi B in an iconic 1995 Mugler throwback; Michelle Obama looking stunning in head-to-toe sequins by Sachin & Babi; Lady Gaga in sparkly Celine by Hedi Slimane; and St. Vincent remaining one of the only people who can still pull off a mullet-hem dress, to name a few of our favorite women. But the men really stepped it up Sunday night, too: Prada did an excellent job dressing Jack Antonoff and Charlie Puth while Mark Ronson looked dapper as ever and Leon Bridges won the cool award in buzzy New York label Bode.

Finally, what stole the show that night was Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance along with Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez. “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys,” Obama said. “It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in.”

Look below to see all the best-dressed celebrities at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards: