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All the Right Notes

Posted in Fashion, News by Virgil Sparks on February 11, 2009

This past Sunday evening marked the 51st annual Grammy Awards and the stars were out in full bloom, (some of them, like Miley Cyrus and Audrina Partridge had me scratching my head as to why they were there amongst the REAL famous people.)

And while not all of our sugary, red carpet goodness was a hit, (check out the hot mess that was Ms. Paula, I’m too ashamed to post it on my own blog, so you’ll have to google that shiz) I have picked my top picks from the archives I could find, so here is my Grammy Top Ten.

10. Coming in at the bottom of my list is Gwyneth Paltrow. While I loved her look, in current Versace, it was just not very red carpet ready, GF shoulda lost that cardi and took the time to throw up her hair, and she would have jumped a good 5 spots.

9. Our next guest even surprised me by my choice, Paris Hilton was at the Grammy’s in vintage Versace and while the mini dress was definitely a big trend this year, she was one of the people to pull the look off incredibly well.

8.  Our next spot is from newcomer Estelle. While her dress may not be better than the past two, I must give her some props for going for an extreme look with a high fashion edge from Bernard Chandran.

7. What top ten fashion list is complete without a lil M.I.A.? Those Christian Lacroix kicks are tres bonne.

6. While her thoughtful choice in gowns didn’t break the upper half of the list, Sheryl Crow took a slight gamble. Her Toni Maticevski dress was definitely off the beaten trail, but not far enough to make her look off the charts as well.5. At numero 5 we have the lovely Kate Beckinsale in Reem Acra, I didn’t know she sang, but her look was polished, pulled together and stunning.

4. The girl with my current favorite music video slides into my number 4 slot with this adorable Luisa Beccaria dress. She looks like a cupcake and I want to take a big ole’ bite of Sarah Bareilles!

3. Kicking off the top three, the “I Kissed A Girl” singer looks positively lovely in this Basil Soda gown. The shade of pink is perfection, and the hair and jewels are to die for. Go Katy Perry!

2. Jennifer Hudson steals the number two spot for being both avante garde, AND chic. She chose a RM by Roland Mouret dress, (that I’ve been studying for weeks at Neiman Marcus) that has the look that Estelle was trying for, but didn’t quite reach. (Give me a call my little British songbird, and I’ll outfit you fo’ sho’.)

and at #1…..

Taylor Swift looked ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS in this Kaufman Franco stunner. The talented young singer hit every note and took my breath away with this dress… (literally, I did the “gay inhale.”) If you read this Miss Swift, PLEASE contact me, I will make you gowns for the rest of our lives!!!!

❤ VS