Perhaps it's all the wild music or the fact that in a week, celebrities will have to go full-on glam for the Oscars. Whatever the reason, celebs seem to love venturing outside of their comfort zones. This year, the craziest outfits at the 2016 Grammys did not disappoint.
First, let's talk about some seriously bizarre and important moments of Grammys past. There was that one time when Lady Gaga outdid her normally-odd red carpet antics and showed up in an egg, which she subsequently hatched from. In 2012, Nicki Minaj rolled up to the red carpet wearing what was ostensibly its own red carpet, a bejeweled crimson cape that left everything to the imagination. Finally, in perhaps what was the most important moment of the 2015 Grammys, Rihanna showed up looking like the most gorgeous shower puff in the world.
As the red carpet tends to get a little stiff and predictable, stars taking risks like this are always welcome in my world. This year, celebrities, musicians, and other red carpet personalities blew my mind with their red carpet decisions. Let's take a look and see who really put themselves out on a sartorial limb this evening.
1. Z LaLa
Singer-songwriter Z LaLa never shows up on the red carpet in something boring, and tonight she made a particularly bold choice in a gown that feels very Gaga.
2. Jacqueline Van Bierk
The front woman for the band Otto's Daughter showed up on the red carpet looking like a Bat Queen. God love an epic shoulder situation.
3. Angelique Kidjo
Beninese icon and now three-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo won this year for "Best World Music Album." She honored the moment in the best way possible: By topping off her colorful ensemble by wearing her award on her head.
4. Joy Villa
Singer songwriter Joy Villa wore a plastic dress to the 2015 Grammys, so this look is actually surprisingly subdued. Admit it: You're loving that dramatic train just as much as the caged romper situation.
5. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga payed magnificent tribute to the late, great David Bowie by coming to the red carpet in an outfit inspired by his ethereal seventies style magic.
Zendaya's wild red carpet was all about the hair. We're not sure what the inspiration was behind it, but it's pretty rad nonetheless.
7. Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae always serves up something special on the red carpet, but this monochrome look – particularly that amazing skirt – is in its own category of greatness.