For all the brand new protocols tonight on the 2021 Grammy Awards—beamed-in performances and a reimagined purple carpet—one factor was unchanging: the dialed-way-up method to magnificence. This, after all, is a gaggle of artists accustomed to filling hovering venues as a lot with sound as with visible fanfare. Put the likes of Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé collectively in an awards present, and so they know how one can serve.
Lizzo posed along with her modern waist-length extensions towards a backdrop of California cactus, whereas her bronzed eye make-up and pearlescent pink nails gleamed within the solar. Phoebe Bridgers slipped into goth glam with near-black lipstick befitting her Thom Browne skeleton. The action-hero poise of sister act Chloe x Halle performed out with bantu knots and diaphanous curls (on Chloe Bailey) and a gold headband with ’90s brown lips (on Halle Bailey).
There was successful of old-school polish, too, by the use of Finest New Artist winner Megan Thee Stallion’s piled-high updo with face-framing tendrils, offset by a beneficiant slip of thigh: savage, subtle. In the meantime, the Haim sisters took their cue from Prada’s spring 2021 show—lank hair, with a crisp stepped minimize on the eldest Este—reminding us that the purple carpet, actual or digital, is at all times a runway.