Love these looks: 2018 Grammy Awards
Award show season continues! The most recent show? The 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Last night, the best of the best in the music industry were honored with prestigious awards and entertained with fabulous performances (Kesha! Kendrick! Logic!). Bruno Mars won big (three trophies!) and put on an amazing show of "Finesse" with Cardi B.
And as the trend goes this season, conversations about equality and sexual assault and abuse had their moment. Specifically when Janelle Monae made an impassioned speech about gender equality, parity and the Times Up and #MeToo movements while introducing Kesha's moving and emotional "Praying" performance, inspired by her own experience with assault and abuse.
Before the show even started though, another similar movement made its debut. This time it was represented with white roses. Rather than wearing all black and sporting Times Up pins like actors and actresses did at the Golden Globes, musicians wore the flower in all different forms, from actual blooms to pins to patches.
The creators of this new movement—Meg Harkins, SVP of Marketing at Roc Nation, Karen Rait, Rhythmic Promotion at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records and 15 women in the music industry, says E! News—stated in a letter to other members of the music industry that they were inspired by Times Up, the movement created at the top of 2018 by prominent figures in the entertainment industry, such as Reese Witherspoon and Tracee Ellis Ross, as a call for an end to sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.
“We are encouraging the artists that we work with and our colleagues attending the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City to wear a white rose to the ceremony on Sunday, January 28th,” the letter reads. “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance.”
We are so glad that indivuduals in the music industry are following in the footsteps are working toward the same change. Below, just a few of the women who attended last night's award show.
We may or may not have yelled "YASSSSS!" when we saw Hailee strut the carpet in this look. Doubling up on gem stone tones (emerald eyes, metallic amethyst boots) is our new Friday night vibe. She didn't wear a white rose, but it could be inferred that her symbol of peace was her dress itself.
Not only did she look amazing, but she used her performance of "Joanne" at the top of the show to shout out the Times Up movement. Gaga's white rose is on her right shoulder.
All. The. Girl power! Before she walked the carpet, Pink posted this cute snap of her with her mom, daughter and son. She later added a white rose to the top of her gown.
Love a girl in a suit! This Best New Artist winner (!!!!!!) preached a message of support during her acceptance speech.
Lana Del Ray
Oh. My. Gosh. Lana looked like a literal angel on the carpet in this star-ified crown. Can we have the name of your hairstylist, plz?
Yet another Best New Artist nominee killin' it on the red carpet! The Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber wordsmith looked like a princess in this lavender-gray gown. Note: Julia wore her white rose on her hand! A fake tatt perhaps?
The OG American Idol was *all* of us when she fangirled over Khalid on the red carpet. E! caught Kelly telling Khalid, "I am a huge fan. My 16-year-old daughter is flipping out right now. Literally she introduced me to your music and I'm addicted it's so good." Kelly opted to simply carry a single white rose.
Ethereal. Ice princess. Amazing. These are just a few of the descriptors that you could use to describe this five time Grammy nominee's white gown.
BRB, bowing down to this powerful, strong woman and her navy, country-inspired suit. She channeled her pain into two Grammy nominations this year (Best Pop Vocal Album for Rainbow and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Praying") and one of the most heart breaking yet uplifting performances we've ever seen. (In 2014, the singer accused her producer, Dr. Luke of sexual, verbal, physical and emotional abuse.) We think that she is beyond empowering.
Camila was literally the epitome the dancing girl emoji (💃🏽) on the carpet tonight and we could not take our eyes off of her.
All we can say is "wow!" This activist-actor-singer's black suit was already amaze, and she turned it up with plenty of pins and patches (including a white rose pin and her Times Up pin on her lapel).
Which look was your favorite? What do you think was the best moment of the night? Sound off below!
Photo credit: E!, People