Top Grammy Style Moments
Top Grammy Style Moments
's husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, wasn't the only Grammy nominee in the family-the actress is up for a gilded gramophone for best spoken album for children. Paltrow glittered in a Versace dress, Burberry Prorsum cardigan, Roger Vivier clutch and Chopard earrings. Rather than making her entrance on the red carpet, Paltrow-who will introduce a performance by Radiohead later in the show-hung out backstage at the Staples Center.
-With reporting by Kwala Mandel
Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift
Pals and fellow teen stars Miley Cyrus (in a custom Max Azria gown and Mimi So earrings) and Taylor Swift (in Kaufman Franco and Lorraine Schwartz jewels) think alike, hitting the red carpet in black. "I brought my big shoes tonight because I'm performing with Taylor," said Cyrus. Later in the evening, the duo sang Swift's hit "Fifteen."
brought some Old Hollywood glamour to the Grammys in a strapless pink gown by Lebanese designer Basil Soda and jewelry from Neil Lane and Jacob & Co. The singer, who described her dress-matching lip color as "bubblegum soft pink," is fittingly nominated for her chart-topping hit, "I Kissed a Girl."
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Doting wife Nicole Kidman (in L’Wren Scott) sat by her man Keith Urban, who was nominated for his collaboration with Trisha Yearwood for the song "Let The Wind Chase You."
"I already feel like a winner just being here," said Jennifer Hudson (in Cartier jewels), who is up for four trophies. Though the American Idol alum insisted that she doesn't suffer from nerves, she did admit to being worried about messing up her Grammy ensemble. "They keep telling me, 'Keep your head up!'" said Hudson, making sure not to smudge her lipstick on the high collar of RM by Roland Mouret dress.
"I would love to be Freddie Mercury," said Kate Beckinsale (in a Reem Acra gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels), when asked if she'd ever dreamed about being a pop star. The actress was on hand to introduce a performance by Paul McCartney and Foo Fighter's frontman Dave Grohl.
descended from the rafters in a giant piece of fruit to perform her sassy single, "I Kissed a Girl." Perry performed in a a sparkling ensemble custom-designed by The Blondes that put a modern twist on the infamous Josephine Baker banana dress.
showed off her gorgeous gams when she took the stage to perform her latest hit, "Last Name." Underwood picked up the gramophone statuette for the song during the pre-show telecast earlier in the evening, bringing her number of total career Grammy wins to four.
Nominee Sheryl Crow played up her shape in a tie-dye gown from Australian designer Toni Maticevski. "My stylist showed it to me and I liked that the back is exposed,” she said. “It's very rock and roll." Crow finished the look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Lambertson Truex clutch and YSL shoes.
Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift
After loosening their updos and ditching their gowns, the young stars performed a song by Taylor Swift who wore a Nanette Lepore dress, tanks by Riller & Fount and Yigal Azrouel and 6126 tights. When they were finished, an honored Miley Cyrus (in Sheri Bodell) said: "That beautiful song that my best friend over here Taylor wrote, it's called "Fifteen," and I'm so happy that I got to sing it with her tonight."
Justin Timberlake and Al Green
"I wanted so badly to meet this man, this living legend, from just down the block," said Justin Timberlake of fellow Memphis-native Al Green. Timberlake did better than just meet Green, though-he performed Green's classic "Let's Stay Together" with the legend himself.
added sparkle to an ethereal lavender Luella dress with her Neil Lane engagement ring and Moschino Cheap and Chic peep toe shoes. Her fiance, Ben Gibbard, is up for two awards with his band, Death Cab for Cutie.
By the time she hit the Grammy red carpet, Carrie Underwood (in a Zuhair Murad gown, a Nancy Gonzalez clutch and Johnathon Arndt jewels) had already scored a win-for best female country vocal performance. "Things have only gotten better," said Underwood of her post-American Idol transformation. "The fashion, the hair, the makeup...all that stuff!"
Estelle and Kanye West
Flashy duo Estelle and Kanye West (in Chanel) performed their Grammy-winning song "American Boy" in glittering silver ensembles.
"Of course everything was planned, every inch," said LeAnn Rimes of matching her blue nail polish to her Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti halter top and skirt and Tito Pedrini jewels. Asked about her Grammy history, the 26-year-old singer-who released her first album at the tender age of 13-joked, "I'm so old!"
Jennifer Hudson fought back tears--while the crowd leapt to its feet to give her a standing ovation--after her performance of "You Pulled Me Through." "I'd like to thank my family in heaven--and those who are here today," Hudson said when she picked up the Grammy for best R&B album for her self-titled debut album.
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles (in Rachel Roy) and Kristian Bush (in Jean Paul Gaultier) not only got to perform their hit song "Stay" in front of a star-studded audience, the country music duo also walked away with a Grammy.
Music fan Audrina Patridge chose a sophisticated strapless teal gown from Tadashi for her turn on the red carpet. The Hills beauty added edge with an oversize patent clutch, a waist-cinching belt and a gold cuff by H. Stern.