Alicia Keys in Armani Privé at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Posted on January 28, 2014

We’re ready to say it: This was not a great year for the Grammys red carpet. We seem to be doing a lot of bitching about the main event as well as the varous pre- and post-parties. Granted, musicians and singers are the least likely of the celebrity species to collectively exhibit taste, but even so. We’d rather see meat dresses and spectacle than a bunch of awkward-looking gowns.

 

Alicia Keys attends the 2014 Grammy Awards held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California in a custom Armani Privé dress accessorized with Stephen Webster jewelry.

This is far from the worst look of the night. In fact, it’s not even that bad. The shape and color look gorgeous on her. But that neckline isn’t doing much for her. We don’t mind a sternum-baring plunge on the Grammys red carpet, but we’re thinking a more conventional V shape would’ve helped tremendously. The hair looks fantastic, but the face looks curiously underdone, but that’s also been a recurring issue this year; weird hair or makeup.

But she’s getting too much of our ire. If we were handing out letter grades, this would probably be around a B-. Not the worst, but it could be vastly improved with a little effort.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

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