Though taking place a day after the sudden passing of Whitney Houston, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards still saw the big names in music industry stepping out in their best dress. Adele and Katy Perry were among those who turned head on the red carpet outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday, February 12.
Adele, who is up for six Grammys this year, stunned in a custom black gown by Giorgio Armani. Her dress features three-quarter length sleeves with a cinched waist and a black grosgrain panel on the front. The "Someone Like You" singer completed her look with Harry Winston 12.4 carat diamond micropave ring set in platinum.
Newly-single Perry, on the other hand, went blue from head to toe. Rocking a crayon-colored blue hair, the estranged wife of Russell Brand hit the red carpet in a backless embellished gown by Elie Saab. She is nominated for Record of the Year as well as Best Pop Solo Performance for her single "Firework".
Other stars stealing attention on the red carpet included Black Eyed Peas' member Fergie (Stacy Ferguson), country singer Carrie Underwood and raptress Nicki Minaj. Fergie, in particular, showed off a sexy look. She wore an orange sheer Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture gown that gives a peek at her black underwear.
28-year-old Underwood, on the other hand, revealed less skin in her long-sleeve backless "Starlet" gown by Gomez-Gracia. Meanwhile, Minaj channeled her inner Little Red Riding Hood in a Versace ensemble. As her date, the 29-year-old MC brought a man dressed as the Pope.
Rihanna was also among the other beauties hitting the red carpet. The 23-year-old singer opted to go with a revealing number as she wore a black silk cady custom Giorgio Armani gown that features plunging neckline and high slit. Kelly Osbourne, in the meantime, looked dazzling in a sparkly dress by Tony Ward.
The men department saw Bruno Mars looking sleek in Thom Browne suit. Also going with a formal look for the special event were LL Cool J, who looked dapper in black and white tuxedo, and the guys from Mumford & Sons as well as Foster the People, who all were clad in suit.