Returning to the Staples Center in Los Angeles and hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, the 2021 Grammys delivered the first traditional red carpet display we’ve seen since the pandemic began. And while things looked a little different this year — when arriving, celebrities posed 15 feet from reporters and photographers to maintain social distancing — artists nonetheless upped the level of bold, outré fashion for which the show has become known.
Last year’s outfits may have been hard to top (see: Billie Eilish’s Gucci acrylics, Billy Porter’s mechanized fringe), but these stars have had several months' worth of delays to really nail it. And they did. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion looked stunning in an orange gown and glittering diamond jewelry; H.E.R., the singer-songwriter whose powerful track "I Can't Breathe" was up for Song of the Year, wore a deep purple robe with lavender-and-gold cut-crease eye makeup to match; and Best New Artist-nominee Doja Cat arrived in a daring, skin-baring dress with a dramatic green-feathered skirt.
But that's only the beginning of the sartorial splendor seen at this year's ceremony. Ahead, check out the must-see ensembles from the Grammys red carpet.
Megan Thee Stallion
Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim