Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, February 10th but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits.
Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that evoked a mermaid in the half shell, pearls included. Lady Gaga chose a silver strapless sequin gown with a high slit and side ruffle, thanks to Celine. Katy Perry, meanwhile, arrived in a pink Balmain confection that prompted comparisons to a cake topper.
Michelle Obama popped up in a metallic trouser outfit onstage and the former First Lady's look was custom by Sachin & Babi. Lending a hand opening the show, she earned a rousing welcome from the crowd in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Lopez donned a huge white bejewelled hat. It had a brim for miles and was embellished to match her dress of the same shade. She appeared relaxed in her Ralph & Russo look as she posed for photographers with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, who wore a multi-coloured dress jacket.
As for the guys, some went wild. Post Malone was in a light pink embellished jacket and matching pants. Kyle Tree of the EDM duo Grey was inadvertently ready for the weather in a rain slicker that was, yes, the colour grey, as was his hair and that of music partner Michael Trewartha.
There were attendees dressed as butterflies, neon looks and several outfits with long capes in unusual places, on jumpsuits and short dresses. Never shy fashion-wise, Janelle Monae also wore a wide-brim hat, pairing it with a short dress that had high pointed shoulders, courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier.
Top nominee Kacey Musgraves wore an ethereal belted gown in a nude hue with a daring fan-like bodice, by Valentino, while Camila Cabello appeared cosy in a long-sleeve sparkler of a bright pink gown with a high neck and open back, done by Armani Prive.
The K-pop sensation BTS showed up in black tuxedos and coloured hair, including purple and green, while Maren Morris sported a huge yellow-winged decoration on one shoulder of a floral halter gown with a full loosely pleated skirt and plunging neckline, from Galia Lahav Couture.