GRAMMY Style Through The Years

Gear up for the GRAMMYs this weekend with highlights of the good, the bad—and the questionable.

Celia L. Smith Jan, 28, 2014

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Grace Jones was the original creator of head turning, jaw-dropping looks, so in 1983 when she fearlessly wore a caged costume to the GRAMMY Awards, it was like any other day for Jones. We owe it all to her!

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In 1991, Mariah was a newbie to the red carpet but was certainly savvy enough to know that an LBD never fails, no matter the occasion.

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In '96 MJB was as fierce as she wanted to be, swathed in leopard, her signature dark shades and gloves for complete fabulousness.

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Fabulous at any age, Diana Ross arrived at the 39th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1997 in an exquisite black and white trumpet gown, diamonds and a glow that was out of this world.

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At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999, natural beauty Lauryn Hill wore simple but pretty separates. Her tulle maxi skirt paired with a basic black top and diamond necklace stood true to her down to earth style.

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Kelis was never one to be a wall flower. At the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2004, the singer donned a shimmery showgirl style gown, a combination of modern, retro and glam all in one.

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JLO made it a night to remember in 2000 when she sauntered onto the red carpet in this palm print Versace gown, complete with plunging neckline and super-high split commanding everyone's attention.

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In 2001, Braxton definitely aimed to top JLO's sexy moment in this Richard Tyler paneled gown at The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. The singer's mission was to sport something sexy before she got married and had children –– mission accomplished.

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Three's a charm! In 2001, Destiny's Child donned variations of Tina Knowles' sparkling designs. We're certain everyone was seeing green in more ways than one with the group taking home four awards that night.

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In 2002, Keys was still stuck in her tomboy ways, sporting a Jean Paul Gaultier embroidered sari style.

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Versace turned heads again –– literally, at the 2012 GRAMMY's with Nicki Minaj's Little Red Riding Hood-esque ensemble. We couldn't help but wonder if she'd gone Gaga on us.

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Sexy, stunning, and bold was Rihanna's Armani gown at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2012. Hands down, best dressed and most buzzed about look of the night.

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Kelly Rowland was on a sexy streak prior to 55th Annual GRAMMY's, but no one was ready for the hotness she unleashed on the red carpet in this see-through Georges Chakra gown.

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Some loved it, some hated it, either way Queen Bey gave them something to talk about when she broke the rules for the night, ditching her typical gown for an Osman jumpsuit last year.


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