On Sunday night, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. And while the show gave us some pretty incredible musical performances, it was the red carpet that really served up something to buzz about. In fact, the Grammy red carpet has always been a place for jaw-dropping style statements—who doesn’t remember Jennifer Lopez in the sheer green printed Versace dress that was cut down to her belly button?!
This year, stars stepped out in a variety of looks and trends—and Rachel Lindsay, Extra correspondent and the author of Miss Me with That: Hot Takes, Helpful Tidbits, and a Few Hard Truths, was there to talk to them all. You can watch her interview with some of music’s biggest stars straight from the red carpet on Extra (check your local listings for the time and station). But first, she sat down with Oprah Daily’s creative director and fellow Extra special correspondent Adam Glassman to discuss what it was like to cover the Grammys for the very first time. “At the Grammys, the artistry is so deep, and everyone is excited to see other artists from other genres,” she told Oprah Daily. “There was so much energy, and it truly felt electrifying.” Here, Adam and Rachel dive into their very favorite looks from the Grammys red carpet.
The 19-year-old was nominated for seven awards and took home three (including Best New Artist), so it was certainly her time to shine—and shine she did! “Olivia wore Vivienne Westwood, and it was the perfect marriage of glamour and rocker chic,” says Adam, who counts it as one of his favorite looks of the night. “It was also a little throwback to ’90s fashion, which I loved.” The singer has stepped into her pop star role seamlessly, but a few years ago the idea of walking a red carpet was simply a dream. “I asked Olivia what she was doing two years ago,” reveals Rachel. “And she said she was sitting on the couch watching the Grammys and talking to her mom about how she’d be there one day.”
There was a bit of an armor-trending happening at the Grammys, Adam points out—and Cynthia may have done the best interpretation of it. “Cynthia in head-to-toe silver was a moment,” he says. “She always looks good on the carpet, and this was no different.” Cynthia completed the look with silver statement earrings and a silvery and charcoal smokey eye. Perfection!
Sparkle was a big theme at the 2022 Grammys—and country singer Mickey Guyton definitely embraced it. Wearing a long-sleeved dress with sequin fringe, there was no missing the country singer on the carpet. Just as gorgeous as her dress? The long ponytail she wore in her hair, which was wrapped with metallic thread. “It was the perfect Grammys dress,” says Adam. “She nailed it.” Rachel loved her hair and says she was able to connect with Mickey on her trailblazing career. “We had a moment where she shared what it means to be a Black woman in country music—and what it was to fight and get her music heard on the radio.”
This white, pearl-encrusted suit could not be missed—especially because he paired it with platform boots that helped him tower over everyone else. “He might have been one of my favorites of the night,” reveals Lindsay. “Everything matched—his shoes, pants, and jacket—and it made quite the statement.” He even paired his outfit with blingy rings to match. “Anytime he shows up at an awards show, he’s dressed to have fun and to be looked at—so it’s always entertaining,” says Adam.
Here’s proof that a good dress can truly stand the test of time: Dua Lipa rocked a Versace dress worn by Christy Turlington on the runway in the ’90s. The black dress fit close to the body and featured leather buckles and gold hardware, for a sexy and edgy vibe. She completed the look with sleek blonde hair that didn’t detract from everything that was going on with the dress. “She was definitely a standout,” says Adam.
“Another person who embraced the armor trend was Lenny Kravitz,” points out Adam. “His chain-mail shirt was the ultimate rocker look.” The musician completed his look with leather pants, layered silver sunglasses, and a pair of knee-high boots. “The man never looks bad,” adds Rachel.
“Brandi Carlile is the definition of cool,” says Rachel. “It was interesting, a lot of people I spoke with said they’d love to collaborate with her—even Olivia Rodrigo said that.” Wearing an embellished suit with slicked-back hair, Brandi walked the line between effortless and highly styled. “That embellishment was all done by hand,” adds Adam. “I loved the heavy embellishment on the jacket, and then the fact that the pants had touches of it at the waistband and down the sides—it pulled it all together.”
Perhaps Megan Thee Leopard would have been a more fitting name for this rapper on Grammy night. “I loved that you had the leopard-print dress but it was lined with a zebra print on the inside,” says Adam. “She’s a risk-taker and is really fun to watch on the carpet.” She’s also never afraid to show off her figure. “I love how she embraces her curves and isn’t afraid to show them off,” adds Rachel.
When Gaga used to show up for awards shows, you were never sure what you were going to get. After all, this is a woman who once wore a dress made entirely out of meat. But these days, the singer and actress is keeping things more streamlined and glam. “She looked sensational,” says Adam. “She looked like a silver screen star—it was Old Hollywood at its best.” The one-shoulder black dress fit her perfectly and featured a white train. “I thought it was timeless and elegant,” says Rachel.
The Korean boy band walked the red carpet in coordinating suits from Louis Vuitton. “People go crazy for BTS, and I can’t blame them,” says Adam. “When it comes to fashion, they can do no wrong—I really appreciated how their suits all coordinated and looked good together.” And, thankfully, their personalities match their good fashion sense. “They are so nice and so humble,” says Rachel. “And it’s always fun to see them perform.”
“This dress was ripped from the Valentino runways,” says Adam. “I actually predicted pink would be big at the Oscars, but we saw much more of it at the Grammys—including this flawless hot pink number on Saweetie.” The big ball skirt felt fancy and formal, while the bra top gave it a fun, youthful edge that was perfect for music’s biggest night. “She had on platform shoes that went perfectly with the dress,” reveals Rachel.
“Yellow is my favorite color, so I loved this look,” says Rachel. “It had a bit of a ’70s vibe to it with the embellishment and chiffon, and she told me it was a tribute to Aretha Franklin.” While H.E.R. looked great with her arms down, when she raised them up, there was a little extra something. “When she raised her arms, the inside of the chiffon cape revealed an embellished phoenix,” shares Adam. “It made for quite the red carpet moment.”