By the time VIPs began parading the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, dozens of Grammy Awards had already been handed out. Although there was a full ceremony inside the venue, the red carpet was the perfect place before the official awards ceremony, which was scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. EST. There, Doja Cat was seen pairing her Atelier Versace seafoam illusion dress with a Coperni bag; Olivia Rodrigo’s black Vivienne Westwood gown was accented with magenta rhinestones in the shape of a woman’s body; and Billie Eilish went for gothic deconstruction, wearing a Rick Owens look with a black tuxedo jacket affixed to the front. St. Vincent debuted the first Gucci Love Parade dress of the night (it probably wouldn’t be the last), and Rachel Zegler embraced the iconic figure of Maria Grazia Chiuri in a slate gray Dior Haute Couture gown. The guys didn’t disappoint either and served up major looks: Lil Nas X wore Balmain ivory with pearl accents; J Balvin went all black (except for his bright blue hair, spray-painted with a red heart on the back of his head); while BTS embraced the red carpet trend of wearing standout brooches and bodices on their Louis Vuitton suits. Dua Lipa, meanwhile, turned heads in a vintage Versace look at the Italian label’s Fall 1992 show.
Although the Grammy Awards were delayed for two months, the excitement on the red carpet was well worth the wait. These are our favorite looks of the evening.