It was only a few short years ago that the way celebrities stayed in the headlines was through outrageous outfits and calculated, skin-baring moments. In order to stay relevant, you had to debase yourself. Call it the most harmful PR strategy ever conceived, but it worked – until now. With the rise of social media, celebrities have been able to reclaim their narratives, and therefore, their personal images. Gone are the days of “accidental” flashes, meat dresses, and eye-searing ensembles. Frankly, we’re grateful.
One need look no further than the 2019 Grammy Awards red carpet for proof. Where it was once saturated with slinky, strappy, revealing looks or completely over-the-top, outrageous outfits meant to titillate and provoke, it’s now a bastion of elevated fashion, chic looks, and lots of couture tailoring. From Cardi B’s stunning, sculptural Thierry Mugler silhouette to Miley Cyrus’s sleek tailored suit, Grammy guests aimed for elegance and style over shock and awe.
For the best red carpet style moments of the 2019 Grammy Awards, click through the gallery below.