Music Awards Style

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The Oscars are great—stars dripping in diamonds and de la Renta, Donna Karan, Rodarte, and Dior—but you know what's really fun? The Grammys and the MTV Video Music Awards. It's kind of anything-goes on those red carpets, which has made for hits (Lauryn Hill in Giorgio Armani [1]; Gwen Stefani's bindi period) and plenty of memorable...miscalculations (‘Dirty’-era X-Tina [5]) over the years. Freak flags fly [7, 14, etc], groupies are on the guest list (we seem to recall Dennis Rodman at a few of these events), and you know what? We're cool with that! So, in anticipation of Sunday night's 55th Annual Grammy Awards show, let's take a look at some of the biggest—for better or worse—moments from music awards past, especially in that '90s and early-2000s sweet spot. While Justin and Britney might never reunite, we'll always have their coordinating denim get-ups [6], and the hope that the two former lovebirds might pass each other on the carpet...

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  • http://thecornerapartment.com/ Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment

    Too funny!

    Elizabeth

  • Louise Lam

    Those photos are such a great addition to the post, hilarious!

    http://dreamdustx.blogspot.com

  • DMH

    This actually makes me really sad. The red carpet has become SO BORING, I kind of long for the days before stylists.

  • Behind the Mirror

    These photos are amazing!!! Do you think X-tina shaved her eyebrows for that one??? I feel pretty confident she did...

  • anon

    everyone but Lauryn Hill looks ghastly -- she is the standard.

  • jaime

    cbs laid down new ground rules for what guests can and cannot wear to the grammys. so boring! i miss wardbrobe malfunctions already!

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