The Most Memorable Grammys Red Carpet Looks Of All Time, From Space-Inspired Gowns To Dresses With Robot Arms

Prepare yourself for an mid-February, because in addition to Valentine's Day and Fashion Week, there is another important date on the horizon: The Grammys. From Grammys gowns to Grammys music, the awards show provides a little something for everyone. Just last year, Pharrell's hat provided a giggle; the ill-timed Bachelor wedding forever divided music fans and reality television addicts; and Madonna provided her usual dose of controversy. In anticipation of the 2015 Grammys, here are the most memorable Grammys red carpet looks of all time.

by Tyler Atwood

Jennifer Lopez In Versace

It is entirely possible that Jennifer Lopez’s infamous forest green Versace gown reinvigorated the Grammys in 2000, or perhaps simply introduced the notion of “less is more” dressing on the red carpet.

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Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson

While Chrissy Teigen’s Johanna Johnson gown wasn’t revolutionary in its lack of fabric or avant-garde extras at the 2014 Grammy, it certainly dazzled anyone within a two-mile radius.


Brooke Shields In Black And White

Perhaps Brooke Shields belongs in the “Most Memorable Entrance” category instead of simply “Best Dressed”; after all, one one actress ever had the privilege of arriving at the 1984 Grammys on the arm of Michael Jackson.


Lady Gaga in Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani outdid himself in fashioning Lady Gaga’s 2010 Grammys ensembles, of which this futuristic, sci-fi globe gown with its planetary rings especially made an impression.


Eve In A Little Red Dress

Though there was decidedly no dress to her dress, Eve did stand apart from the crowd in this plunging, beaded little red number.

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Joss Stone In A Floral Maxi Dress

Urbane and edgy, it was most certainly not, but Joss Stone’s whimsical floral-embroidered maxi dress was free-spirited in the most innocent way.

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Katy Perry In Valentino

Katy Perry’s musical note-embellished Valentino was the most literal gown the Grammys red carpet has ever seen, but also one of the most ethereal.


Nicki Minaj As Little Red Riding Hood

No one ever anticipated that Nicki Minaj would set foot on the red carpet in an outfit that could be described as covered up. The fact that said ensemble resembled the cloak from Little Red Riding Hood provided additional amusement.


Nicki Minaj In Leopard Givenchy

Speaking of Ms. Minaj, a leopard-printed Givenchy catsuit accented with an electrified, striped hairdo prompted audiences to wonder if a jungle cat with a taste for bubblegum pink lipstick was prowling the red carpet.


Rihanna In Alaia

Leave it to BadGalRiRi to emerge from her limo clad in the most elegant of Alaia gowns when critics and fans expected a barely-there bodysuit or mini dress.


Britney Spears In A White Gown And Fur

A naive Britney Spears appeared bright-eyed and bushy-scarved on the Grammys red carpet in a simple bias-cut white gown and matching fur stole.


Christina Aguilera In An Indeterminate Getup

Though I couldn’t place a label on Christina Aguilera’s complicated garment if I tried, the jumpsuit/bikini/gown garment has earned a place in the Grammys hall of fame.


Christina Aguilera In A Plunging White Gown

Deep in the midst of her vintage, sartorial throwback phase, Aguilera sported a curled, cropped bob, layered necklaces, and a plunging neckline which almost overshadowed her Grammy win.


Beyonce In Michael Costello

Beyonce struck a pose in this transparent, white floral-embroidered Michael Costello gown, placing the designer on the map and herself at the center of media attention for the night.


Beyonce In A Nude Strapless Gown

A radiant Beyonce hit the Grammys red carpet in a delicately embroidered nude strapless gown which highlighted her curves and enviable glow.

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Destiny's Child In Sequins And Gems

During the era of Destiny’s Child and the group’s coordinated ensembles, the band stepped out in these shimmering ensembles to the delight of their fans, and confusion of fashion critics everywhere.


Alicia Keys In Floral Head Scarf

Though the reasoning behind Alicia Keys’ embellished teal headscarf remains murky, the award-winning performer’s look is still iconic in Grammy fashion history.


Lil' Kim In Blue Satin Peekabo Gown

An unabashedly kittenish Lil’ Kim left little to the imagination in this blue satin gown with strategic cutouts and a plunging neckline.

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Toni Braxton In Barely-There White Satin

Remember, Toni Braxton is renowned for her vocal talent, not her sartorial prowess. Nevertheless, the singer’s 2001 Grammy gown barely qualifies as clothing.

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Pink In Red Satin

Elegant, sultry, and utterly eye-catching, Pink’s red satin Grammys gown placed the typically edgy chanteuse on the awards show’s “Most Glamorous” list.

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Adele In Floral Valentino

The oh-so-talented Adele debuted a new knack in this floral embroidered Valentino gown: her flair for fashion.

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Taylor Swift In Kaufman Franco

In 2010, Taylor Swift accented her glittering Kaufman Franco gown with the ultimate accessory: an armful of Grammys.

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Taylor Swift

The Love Story singer selected a decidedly gown-up Gucci gown for her sparkling turn at the 2014 Grammys.


Madonna In A Ralph Lauren Tuxedo

Between her androgynous Ralph Lauren tuxedo and extremely controversial grills, Madonna left the 2014 Grammys as the most gossiped-about performer.


Madonna In Crimson Kimono-Style Garb

Madonna’s dramatic makeup and crimson kimono may have stolen the spotlight once the singer entered the Grammys, but on the red carpet it was her casually-held Coca-Cola can that drew gasps from the crowd.


Gwen Stefani In A Leopard Gown

Pregnancy can be utterly chic, Gwen Stefani proved when she wore this single-shoulder leopard print gown to the Grammys.

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Sheryl Crowe In Yellow Cutout Gown

The then-experimental Sheryl Crowe took a coquettish turn in this cutout yellow gown.

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Sheryl Crowe In A Lace-Up Romper

Sheryl Crowe certainly made somebody happy in this risque lace-up romper and fur coat at the 2002 Grammys. Hey, a girl has to “Soak Up The Sun” somehow.

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Fergie In Calvin Klein

Fashion critics and fans simultaneously held their breath when the ordinarily eccentric Fergie appeared on the red carpet in this simple yellow Calvin Klein column.


Cher in A Distressed Grey Gown

The ever-flamboyant Cher appeared as though a pack of errant wolves got to her gown before the 2008 Oscars.

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Florence Welsh In Sequined Givenchy

Though the gown drew reptilian references in 2013, Florence Welch’s glimmering, spiked Givenchy gown won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

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Miranda Lambert In Pamella Rolland

Miranda Lambert debuted her newly svelte frame in an iconic crimson Pamella Rolland gown at the 2014 Grammys.


Ciara In Emilio Pucci

A pregnant Ciara enhanced her mother-to-be radiance with a gilded Emilio Pucci gown in 2014.


Sasha Gradiva In A Robotic Arm

The songstress Sasha Gradiva took a Transformers-esque turn at the Grammys in this pastel silk gown paired with an inexplicably battle-ready, weapon-accented robotic arm.


Miley Cyrus In A Transparent Black Gown

After years of sparkling, denim-centric ensembles, Miley Cyrus took a punk-inspired turn on the red carpet with a bleached mullet and backless black gown.

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