Fails of the Week: 2012 Grammy Red Carpet Edition

The Grammys always promise wackadoo fashion, and this year didn’t entirely disappoint.

Sasha Gradiva, who I admit I don’t know, went retro—as in’80s Terminator style. (Insert your favorite fashion-related, Ah-nold-inflected Terminator joke here.)

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Grammys Red Carpet

Style-wise anything goes at the Grammys—well, almost anything. So here’s the good, the bad and the Nicki Minaj.

Somwhere Over the Rainbow

Kelly Osbourne looked lovely in lavender. Plus, she was the perfect host for E! Can we just replace Ryan and Giuliana with her?

Jewel looked stunning in a Grecian-style yellow gown—and did not look 5 ½ months pregnant. This is totally how to do the pregnancy glow.

I love the abstract pattern and colors on Julianne Hough’s dress. It’s just the right amount of fun and flirty.

Pretty Women

So I might be crazy, but I dig Anna Nalick’s look. It’s like Black Swan re-interpreted into a funky dress.

Let me just say, I love Janelle Monae and her music. I also think she’s stylin’ here. It’s a great feminine take on a men’s pantsuit. Plus, girl can rock a bouffant.

The Lengths

I love the color and top part of Jennifer Hudson’s dress, but um, where’s the rest of it? It’s like she pissed off some angry diva who took a pair of scissors to her dress and cutaway the front part. It actually reminds me of The Parent Trap, you know, before they become bffs and are still pranking each other. If you’re a Haley Mills fan, you know what I’m talking about.

Ditto, Lea Michelle. Girl, your dress could’ve been stunning.

Suddenly I See (Through)

So both Rihanna and Jenna Ushkowitz went for the DIY and peekaboo look. Jenna looks like she wrapped a bunch of gauzy rbbon around herself and then tied it up nicely in a big bow. Um, nice gift?



Rihanna, on the other hand, was feeling festive. She either wrapped a bunch of white garland around herself or she’s headed to a luau and decided to wrap herself in leis.


Bad Reputation

What is there left to say about Nicki Minaj? She’s a crossed the Bride of Frankenstein hair and a jungle catsuit. It’s like she wanted to make a statement but couldn’t make up her mind what that statement would be. But let’s not say she’s impractical—her dress had pockets.

Now we all know I love the sparklies, but Hayley Williams of Paramore looked like a little girl playing dress up. Her hair seriously clashed with her little pink tutu.

I Don’t Like the Look of It

Ricky Martin, the ’80s called, they want their pants back. Actually, I don’t think the ’80s would even accept those pants. Please burn them.

John Mayer: The poor man’s Johnny Depp. And I’m not the only one who noticed. MTV and Kanye hear what I’m saying.

–By Lindsay Ray