Fug File: Grammys

Grammys Fug or Fine: Ellie Goulding in Stella McCartney


I can’t find a photo that QUITE expresses visually why I wasn’t too hot on this. On TV it looked weirdly baggy in her midsection and wrinkly throughout, which is KIND OF visible here, I suppose? But there is a quiet elegance to the front of this that is generally absent her wardrobe, so points for restraint, right?

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Grammy Awards Well Played: Ariana Grande in Romona Keveza


If I divorce my own personal feelings about Ariana from this, I have to admit that it is good:

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Like, if Katy Perry or someone had shown up in this — not that I love Katy Perry, particularly, but you feel me — I am sure I would have given this an unmitigated praise hands emoji. So I have to give Ariana credit (and she apparently had a rough night, and was booed) and say…fine. Fine. Well done. You earned it.

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Grammys Weekend Fugs and Fabs: Andra Day


She was really magnificent on stage. There were times when I genuinely thought she was trying NOT to sing Ellie Goulding right off it, out of courtesy.

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Grammy Awards Fug or Fab Weekend: Zendaya


Zendaya’s Grammys look is a salute to David Bowie and it’s really extremely cool. I’d argue that ONLY she can pull off what is essentially a mullet. Well, Zendaya and a couple of hockey players, but hockey players are rarely style icons.

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Grammy Awards Fug Carpet: Beyonce in Inbal Dror


I know, Beyhive, I know. The Beygency is going to put me back on the Watch List. It will not appreciate this.

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But I feel like Beyonce’s outfit does not sufficiently appreciate her.

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Grammy Awards Well Played, Adele in Givenchy


I do wish she’d worn the Alexander McQueen we picked out for her in that piece we wrote for Cosmo:

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But just seeing Adele, sometimes, makes me happy, and this is right in her wheelhouse — black, be-sleeved, very subtly luxe. Did I sing “HELLO” to her when I saw it? Yes. Did it come out accidentally as Lionel Richie? Yes.

And her gown for her performance was stellar, although it’s hard to tell from this photo:

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Although she didn’t SOUND great to me — and her expression when she finished singing seemed to indicate that she ALSO didn’t think she sounded very good — and Adele not sounding like the perfect voice of a perfect angel DOES throw my worldview somewhat askew.

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Tori Kelly’s Grammy Weekend Fugs and Fabs


She is INSANELY vocally talented. Watching the Grammys made me wish they would manage the performances the way bars manage pool tables: Two people play, the winner stays, the challengers keep coming until one claims the throne. And so on, and so forth. Imagine Andra Day and Tori Kelly just going around and around and around with Adele.

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