Villa-Vogue Fashion Feature: Grammys 2021 Fashion

Harry Styles performing at the 2021 Grammys.

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Harry Styles performing at the 2021 Grammys.

Kaelin Trombly, Staff Writer

With award shows comes fashion, but no award show does fashion like the Grammys. From the mix of outré styles and attention grabbing outfits, every artist in attendance takes the opportunity to assert exactly who they are and their musical message. The Grammys necessitate bold expressions of personality, as it is one of the very few occasions in which a simple black dress or tux just won’t cut it. 

The tone of the award show was set by Harry Styles during his hit performance of “Watermelon Sugar.” The star was adorned in a head to toe black leather Gucci suit and a mint feathered boa. The boa acted as the cherry on top, as it added glam to his original rock look, displaying a fresh look to his sound and performance.

Styles wasn’t the only artist who made an appearance in all Gucci this year. Billie Eilish attended the event in a pink, black and gray patterned button down shirt with matching flared trousers. The 19-year-old singer accessorized with white sneakers, a mask and bucket hat featuring the same design. It is safe to say that Eilish will never fail to bring her oversized punk signature style. 

Dua Lipa was a show stopper this year as she made a red carpet appearance in an Atelier Versace gown. Her look gave off a vintage Cher moment with her embellished semi-sheer frock and thigh-high slit. However, the detailing on her gown was the best part, which consisted of a butterfly motif on the bodice. The subtle nod was on purpose, as she told E!’s Giuliana Rancic earlier in the night, “Butterflies have had like a lot of symbolism for me this year, and it’s actually got a lot of symbolism for Versace too.” 

I’m not just saying this because it is my favorite color, but pay close attention to the color orange for the next upcoming fashion seasons. Want to know why? Just take a look at Meghan Thee Stallion’s spectacular Dolce&Gabbana gown. The Best new Artist winner made a serious statement in her vibrant orange confection adorned with a dramatic bow detail down the back. She completed the look with studded orange heels and dazzling diamond pieces by Chopard. 

Next up, the most underrated look of the event was Ingrid Andress’s suit. The Best New Artist nominee stunned in an ivory Armani Prive look that consisted of a sleek suit sans undershirt. Andress brilliantly swapped out a blazer undergarment for an array of layered necklaces.

Last but not least, my favorite look of the bunch was Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta. Her dress screamed romanticism, as the flowers appeared to be straight from a garden rather than embroidered textile. If her garment looks familiar, it’s because it was modeled by Candice Swanepoel in Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2021 lookbook. The long-sleeved garment was paired perfectly with pink Christian Louboutin heels, detailed with a bow. 

If there was time to list every single notable look from this year’s Grammys, one could have waited through the Pit’s deli line five times over and still be reading this article. While there were some misses, most artists appeared in incredible ensembles that certainly set a bar for award shows to come.