The 64th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air on Sunday April 3, will be a special night for everyone in music. Year after year, the recording industry’s finest talents gather to honor the most outstanding musical achievements. The fashion is, of course, as important as the coveted accolades. The red carpet calls for extra impactful looks and bold expressions of personality. Ahead of the 2022 Grammy Awards, look back on the most iconic Grammys outfits of all time. With over six decades of red carpet ensembles, there is a lot to reminisce over.
When you think about Grammys fashion, certain looks — like Jennifer Lopez’s Versace number from 2000 — immediately come to mind. The outfit was so impactful that it inspired a spinoff look on Versace’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway, which was then subsequently modeled by drag queens during J. Lo’s recent performance at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. You might also recall Ariana Grande’s frothy princess gown by Giambattista Valli from the 2020 ceremony, or when Cardi B shut down the red carpet in her vintage Mugler Couture dress that resembled an oyster shell back in 2019.
Are you ready to take a trip down memory lane? If yes, keep scrolling to see the very best Grammys fashion moments from years past, ahead.
In 2001, Destiny’s Child not only swept the Grammys with their wins, but the members also stunned in coordinating green ensembles by Tina Knowles aka Beyoncé’s mom.
This Versace dress on J.Lo from the 2000 Grammys ceremony is one of the most iconic, memorable red carpet looks of all time. She also recreated the dress moment on Versace’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway.
Grande’s frothy gown by Giambattista Valli stood out at the 2020 ceremony. She completed her cinderella look with matching opera gloves and a pair of diamond earrings by KALLATI.
Rihanna’s rebellious two-piece gown by Armani Privé lit up the red carpet at the 2017 Grammys. She carried a black clutch from Roger Vivier and accessorized with a medley of sparkly jewels by Chopard.
Yoko Ono & John Lennon
The duo’s 1975 Grammys looks feel as relevant today as they did decades ago. Ono teamed her sage green slip dress with a feathered shawl and a mini bag, while Lennon wore a hat to dress down his tuxedo-like outfit.
Lady Gaga’s solar system-themed ensemble at the 2010 Grammys was one of the most avant-garde looks of the night. The outfit was by Giorgio Armani Privé.
Cher had many memorable style moments at the Grammys, but fans will never forget her 1974 butterfly look.
Lizzo’s Atelier Versace look from the 2020 Grammys channeled the same vibe as Britney Spears’ look from the ceremony’s 2000 red carpet. The singer also had multiple costume changes to perform, present, and accept her numerous awards in that night.
Cardi B stunned the crowd at the 2019 Grammys with her vintage oyster dress from Mugler Couture’s Fall/Winter 1995 collection. She wore a medley of pearl accessories and a pair of dramatic, blush pink opera gloves.
For her 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony, Zendaya opted for a menswear-inspired look by DSQUARED2.
Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift
That same year, Gomez and Swift arrived at the Grammys red carpet hand-in-hand. Gomez wore a shimmery navy blue gown by Calvin Klein while Swift opted for a two-toned red and fuchsia set from Versace.
In 2013, while getting dressed for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Adele strayed from her go-to all-black attire and opted for a pop of color with this floral dress by Valentino Couture.
SZA looked ethereal at the 2018 Grammys in her dreamy silver gown by Atelier Versace.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Ross shut down the red carpet at the 2019 Grammys with her vibrant green pantsuit by Ralph & Russo Couture. The actor’s fashion moment was complete with a reptile design around her waist, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and a pair of heels from Christian Louboutin.
TLC delivered an iconic fashion moment in girl band history when they wore a trio of gauzy, matching white ensembles for their first-ever Grammy appearance. Their outfits felt sporty and elegant at the same time.
Nicki Minaj pulled up to the 2012 Grammy Awards in a red satin robe from Versace, as revealed by the house’s signature Medusa head on the skirt. For extra effect, she brought along a Pope impersonator as her date.
The music notes on Perry’s Valentino Haute Couture gown made a sweet reference to her craft at the 2014 Grammys.
Always one to make a fashion statement, Styles stunned his fans in 2021 when he attended the Grammys in this Gucci look. Take note and add a purple feather boa to your next going-out ensemble.
Houston held up her Grammy award win in 2000 while wearing a daringly sheer pink ensemble.