Taylor Swift in Gucci Première at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Posted on January 27, 2014

Absolutely stunning dress:


Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California in a Gucci Première gown paired with Jimmy Choo ‘Mariah’ sandals and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

She looks amazing in it. And those shoes are ON FIRE. We hate platforms with gowns, but we’re gonna sign off on these. Besides, they give the look some real personality, which brings us to the one criticism we have: it’s kind of icy and goddess-y and arm’s length. Nothing wrong with that, except she topped it off with a ponytail, which strikes us as a really odd choice. Even her makeup doesn’t seem to agree with it. She’s painted up for that dress, but all that heavy makeup looks a little odd with that sensible, pretty hair. Girl, if you want to wear this dress, either go the full diva or stay home.

Even so, she can’t ruin it. She looks spectacular from the neck down, and pretty if a little mismatched from the neck up. Would’ve loved some pop of color in the jewelry, but she seems really committed to the whole ice goddess thing.



[Photo Credit: PGSK/MPI/INFevents.com, IMAXtree]

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  • With a darker shade of lipstick, this would be a WERQ in my book. 🙂 I love the glittery sparkliness of this.

    • Rhonda Shore

      i’ve never liked her in dark lipsticks and i’m a dark lipstick person…i think this makeup was perfect.

    • kmk05

      That or darker eyes. I feel like the makeup is too icy and cool-toned when the dress looks pale gold. I actually like the ponytail too!

    • Surely

      Agreed. The pink makes the look too Barbie.

    • Kate

      Exactly. Blood red.

  • ChaCha_70

    Wow – this is the best I’ve ever seen her look. BAM!!!

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      BAM!!! Also, love the headbanging!!

  • Tracy M

    Updo would’ve been perfect.

  • Renaton

    She’s not a girl, but not yet a woman to pull off this dress.

    • jen_vasm

      If she had some diva hair (I see something big & blown out). it would’ve been a WERQ. I think she’s scared of that look, but she can pull it off. Maybe in a year or 2…..

      • cheesebomb

        Watching her when she performed, I couldn’t help but think that her hair down and sort of tumbled and blown out like it was would have looked better with this.

      • kimmeister

        I don’t think this dress works with leaving your hair down – it would get caught on all those stones and be a tangled mess after a few minutes.

  • MilaXX

    Loved the dress and the makeup. Hair was too casual for the look. Still the overall look nearly made up for her Elaine Benes dancing.

    • @Biting Panda

      I love her Elaine Benes dancing. It chips away at her icy perfection. Taylor as a goober, I can get behind.

      • Glam Dixie

        Did you notice when they announced Record of the Year and Red was nominated and they said RaaaandomAccesMemories and she went all Holy Shit I Won then Oh Wait, I’ve got to clap, it was kind of funny. She seems like a sweet kid, but she annoys me anyway. I admit this is completely my problem and I’ll work through it one day. Maybe.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          I can assure you it’s at least one other person’s problem.

        • demidaemon

          Definitely with you there. I respect her as a talent, but fins her personally annoying.

      • irielle

        Taylor makes an awesome goober. I loved that on Saturday Night Live she had no problems with letting go and being a total dork to get laughs. My Dad can’t stand her as a singer/songwriter, but is thoroughly convinced she could could do comedy from her role in the Valentine’s Day movie and SNL.

    • Danielle

      It took CBS a full 6 minutes before we were treated to a cut-to of Taylor Swift “dancing”. Slackers.

    • Sam Smith

      Liked the pink lipstick, glad she stayed away from that red she’s been defaulting too.

    • Sobaika

      I live for her arrhythmical jerking in the audience. LIVE for it. Taylor Dancing is a national treasure.

      • MilaXX

        It’s just hysterical because like Elaine she really does appear to be jamming.

    • 3boysful

      The hair works for me here because the lines of the dress are–the lines, not the sparkles!–like a tee shirt.

  • Not loving the shoes, otherwise, BAM!

  • Lesley

    this is a major fashion moment for her, but that pony tail is still very twee. she took a major step forward and a baby step back. a different hair style with this and this would have been a WERQ for me.

    • Carleenml

      she’ll never have a werq because she’ll never stop with that f’ing pose.

  • ChristopherM

    If she were paint, she’d be beige.

  • Carleenml

    I did a quick run through of the looks this morning and couldn’t believe I signed off thinking I liked Taylor Swift’s best. Great dress.

    • Anna

      This is indeed some Bizzaro World where Taylor Swift ended up looking better than Beyonce. I don’t like or dislike the ponytail, but it’s lightyears better than whatever washed up on Beyonce’s head.

      • Jessica Freeman

        As of late looking better than ‘Yonce on the red carpet is not hard to achieve.

        • Ginger

          The Beyonce defenders are out in force today, no? They’re downvoting any comment that may be construed as even remotely negative.

          • Jessica Freeman

            I noticed that as well. Lots of down votes, which I don’t want to complain about someone not agreeing with me, but as BK’s we know its usually the rabid fans when you see a lot of down votes.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I loved the dress and the makeup- I even didn’t mind the pony tail – I think it makes it a bit youthful and fun than her usual wavy, stiff looks.

  • @Biting Panda

    I really loved this. Champagne was the NONcolor of the night, and she nailed it. I want to totally rework the makeup, but I don’t even mind the hair. Also, I may love her a little now because she A – towered of the twerp Seacrest and B- was on her feet dancing like a goober, even when no one around her was. Go on girl, have you a good time at the Grammy show.

    • oohsparkley!

      I’m with you on the dancing. For a music show full of music lovers, it’s hard to believe there isn’t more dancing. I can’t stand still when there is good music, or even anything with a beat.

      • fursa_saida

        During the Get Lucky performance, they cut to the audience and I cracked up. A sea of people on their feet, doing the White Guy Head Nod. That’s it. That’s what this crowd of people could muster up for probably the single most danceable, catchiest song of the year. Thank god for Yoko Ono.

    • DuBey2

      I loved your comment especially for point A.
      As to point B, I’ve noticed she ALWAYS is dancing at Grammy’s etc, when others are performing. I guess thats her thing, and it does seem way more supportive than the many sour faces in the rest of the audience, waiting for Their nomination to be announced.

  • YoungSally

    I’m okay with the ponytail. However, if she had used a scrunchy…..or one of those clips…..then we would have a problem.

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    I love that her hair seems darker than usual because it really makes a counterpoint to the color of the dress. If she had gone blonder, I probably would have hated it.

  • Victoria Anzalone

    Adore this. Favorite of the night, from what I saw. The ponytail’s fine, but her hair looked fantastic down during her performance.

  • KayeBlue

    Oh for the love of god, she’s 5’10”. In those shoes she must be 6’6″. I complain because I am 5’2″, so I would have to wear STILTS.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I’m also 5’2″, I’ve always thought there should be a law that women that tall are not allowed to wear platform so that us shorties can play catch up.

      • kimmeister

        Can we add a law that bras larger than a C-cup cannot be mega-padded?

  • gabbilevy

    It’s probably the Irrational Hatred of TSwift speaking, but I don’t love this nearly as much as you guys do. The bustline reads unflattering to me, the skirt looks like there’s too much fabric up front and not enough in the back. Hate the shoes, actually, and disapprove of the headstyling.

    Maybe I’m just really grumpy today, but… just can’t get on board.

  • Sarah

    I think the dress is boring, but I can’t say it’s bad – it looks perfect on her, I just think she is a giant snooze in general. I will say that when I saw her last night, I definitely thought her head wasn’t living up to the dress. Hairdo, makeup, earrings – something needed to be more powerful to live up to the sparkly sheath that her body is in that number.

  • imspinningaround

    The dress is BANGING. I dislike those shoes A LOT with this dress–they look heavy and clompy–but I can’t decide what would have been a better choice. A pointy stiletto?

    • Tatiana Luján

      in some color?

    • kmk05

      I hate those shoes too. Maybe black sandals? The non-beartrap kind.

  • carnush

    The shoes make it. Perfect look for the Grammys…sexy and sophisticated.

  • Ginger

    I actually love this…full stop. That dress is amazing. (Disclosure: TS occupies another top spot on my rational dislike list)

  • ralish

    I know everyone loved this look, but I’m not feeling it. It’s like icy cold chain mail. I generally don’t “get” the looks for the Grammy’s though. I think my rebellious days might be too far behind me!

    • Sarah

      Ain’t nothing rebellious about this dress.

      • ralish

        That’s totally true– just thinking about most Grammy looks in general.

    • Ginger

      I think the “icy cold chain mail” is the reason I loved the dress so much. HA!

    • demidaemon

      I think the going dress code for the Grammys is “clubwear reinterpreted as gowns” for women, and “eyesearing outfits that no one else would wear” for men. But that’s just my two cents.


    More “Diva hair” and a pave emerald, ruby or sapphire cuff and this would be off the charts WERQ.

    • TRSTL

      Vintage 1925 Van Cleef & Arpels sapphire & diamond cuff…..

  • Jessica Freeman

    Really loved this dress. I think her team thought she needed a softer look, when it definitely needed to be ramped up to Diva. This is the one of the few times she didn’t wear red lip stick and surely needed it.

  • Spreecord

    I actually found this look to be a huge “of course” moment for me. She’s only got 2 looks: Princess Twee Barbie and Metallic Barbie.

  • conniemd

    Loved the lack of booms in her eyes for once. Enjoyed her performance as well and I’m not a fan.

  • cocohall

    I thought she looked great, and, for once, looked her age. She usually dresses too twee or too old. This was elegant but not matronly. And as someone who is prone to shimmying in the grocery store aisle if a good song comes on, I can fully support her dancing at the Grammy’s. I much prefer fangirl joyfulness to say, the self-consciously “too hip” Madonna or Lady Gaga. (Yes, I know Madonna hurt herself recently, but in general she doesn’t appear to have a good time. Too busy being Provocative with a capital P.)

  • the ponytale could have worked, but it would have needed to be a bit higher and slicked back. I still standby a comment I made where I think she needs highlights or lowlights. The color is so flat it washes her out.

  • Katesymae

    See, this dress is beautiful, but Tay-Tay makes it look like a total snooze. Want to wow me? Put her in something colorful that’s not red.

  • KayEmWhy

    Sorry, not loving this dress and don’t understand all the fuss. This looks like typical boring Tay.

  • Daisy Walker

    I like the ponytail and HATE the shoes. I am out of sync with my dear Uncles. Sadface!

    • filmcricket

      Right there with you.

  • colleenjanel

    Is it just me, or is this look total Barbie Doll from the neck up? That’s the exact same makeup that all my Barbies had (I mean that as a compliment. Just not sure the tone conveys)

    • Yes! It’s EXACTLY the makeup my Barbie had on!

      I love this dress on her. But I am developing an aversion to Lorraine Schwartz jewellery – I know nothing of the brand but I can pretty much guarantee that if T.Lo feature someone looking like they bought their earrings at the chemist they’ll be Lorraine Schwartz.

      • demidaemon

        That does seem to be the go-to jeweler for the stars. I do wish there was more variety with the accessories designers.

    • MK03

      Barbie appears to be Princess Tay-Tay’s chief inspiration for many things, so it fits.

    • ailujailuj

      YES x 3! I think that is why I like the (literal) pony-tail and the shoes and the barbie-doll head makeup (do you remember those??? so much fun). It all kinda works for me because I think she’s a twerp so it all fits. But outside of that, I really do love the dress – she has no curves but this dress compensates.

  • Kelly

    Eh, I dunno; this look just doesn’t move me. For all its glitter, the dress is pretty sedate for a 24-year-old at the Grammys, even one with a cultivated “good girl” image. Just not very interesting, in the end (at least not to me). And the clodhopper shoes don’t go at all. Do they add “personality”? Yeah, I guess — sort of in the way a clown nose would have.

  • Scott Cooper

    She has never looked more like Barbie.

  • SugarSnap108

    I would like some warmer makeup to melt the ice a bit, but I think she looks great. Nothing unexpected or innovative going on here, but she’s Taylor Swift. And for once, I’m not instantly repelled by the platform pump. I don’t know what exactly it is about these, but I don’t hate them with this dress.

  • Anne At Large

    This is lovely for her, that dress is spectacular! Am I the only one who doesn’t actually recognize her without the booms? I’m not knocking it, I like the side-swept bangs on her a lot, but when I turned the tv on last night right as she started (not knowing any of her music) I never would have known that was her at the piano without the announcer telling me it was.

  • Melissa Brogan

    I like the dress on her from shoulders down to knees. I can’t get on board with those shoes or that giant waterfall of fabric in the front when so much from behind is uncovered (at least while she’s walking). The heavy eye makeup combined with beautiful girl at the gym hair are just confusing.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Severe hair would have definitely helped – but the girl can wear clothes!

  • Diego!

    I love how this looks, but her stage attire and hair were superior. It’s a WERQ but the stage version was FLAWLESS!

  • Melanie

    i love the mithril effect on her shoulders & chest. i do not love the stripper shoes.

    • filmcricket

      Upvote for “mithril.”

      • Upvote for mithril appreciation.

      • Melanie

        aw shucks! it’s nice to have one’s nerdiness appreciated by others 🙂

    • Jessica Freeman

      Upvote for making me google mithril and thus furthering my vocabulary.

  • Anna

    The gown version of Frodo’s mithril shirt. To deflect any errant spears, or even snide comments, on the red carpet.

    It’s her usual Tay-Tay styling but she does look great in it.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I love the dress on her, but I’m not sold on the tone of the color. Something seems a little too dull about it next to her skin.

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks great. I rarely like a ponytail with a gown, but I think this works. I think “icy and godess-y and arm’s length” kind of IS Taylor Swift’s look, all dressed up. Sometimes she, personally, is a little too slight/young/unimpressive to pull it off, but I think as she ages she’ll do better.

    I tried to like the shoes but they read stripper-adjacent to me.

  • golden_valley

    I assume she’s wearing the makeup needed for her stage performance. The hair was loose for maximum tossing in that performance too, so probably a pony tail is all they could do to make sure it would toss as needed, but still look a bit different for that lovely gown.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love it, ponytail and all.

  • Gatto Nero

    I like the overal icy monochrome effect and the makeup. My only real quibble is with the hair.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Not a fan, but, WOW!!!

  • Kent Roby

    She’s definitely got the Ice Goddess routine down pat, no matter what color she’s wearing.

  • AnotherJulie

    Gorgeous. In a world where we expect every actress and and pop star to pose/ dress/ look/ style like a model every time they leave the house – I think she does a really great job of knowing what works for her.
    Additionally she is a marketing genius.

  • marlie

    I think Taylor looks pretty fabulous. Easily my favorite look of the night. I wish her lip color were a little bolder, but I have no quibbles about the makeup otherwise, and I LOVE the shoes. Also, ice-queen sort of suits her personality a bit.

  • Gracie82

    Favorite look of the night, and I LOVED the ponytail, I thought it kept the look from being too severe.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I like the ponytail. I think it gives the whole thing a sporty, girl-power, Joan of Arc thing with the chain-mail looking top. She looks gorgeous.

    • Vanessa Reyes

      Love the Joan of Arc reference. I wish she had a bolder lip though.

    • MannahattaMamma

      totally Joan of Arc…except those shoes say “prisoner of fashion” because she can barely walk.

  • webslice33

    i thought it looks like sack..

  • unbornfawn

    One hell of a stunning dress. Fits her beautifully. the high neckline and short sleeves give it just a hint of twee/demure that suits her. A wonderful step out of the little girl into a woman. Agree that the ponytail was not the best hair choice.

  • Qitkat

    This is gorgeous, but I want to see her performance dress. That I loved. As well as the aching, dynamic, mournful song performance.

  • KT

    I absolutely love this dress on her — it’s possibly the best thing she’s ever worn. Though my first thought was, “A ponytail? Really??” Great minds.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    This looks great, but I wish the dress ended better. It looks like it was just cut off at the bottom. Agree about the hair, it should have been fabulous.

  • PeaceBang

    I did the gay gasp and leaned way forward when she hit the RC, because I so admire dresses like this that manage to do glammy sparkly and lovely and tailored all at the same time. I love that top so much, and the shoes are insane. Good for her. I quite liked the fresh make-up and fluffy hair. I was in love with this look. Young, confident diva all the way. Snaps up.

  • She is the most beautiful and expensive way to scrub my pots and pans.

  • titaness25

    Elsa hair. From when she no longer gave a fuck. That is what it appears this look needed.

  • Andrea Lentz

    Her make-up is FLAWLESS and I love her in a pink lip rather than the red she insists on always wearing.

  • msdamselfly

    Hair deserves a jean jacket, not a gown. Makeup looks like a Barbie doll.

  • Janet B

    Absolutely gorgeous dress on her. Wasn’t her hair was down during the show?

  • Wow!

  • sagecreek

    She looks fine. I’m still kinda meh. I mean, she has no personality and she has tons of money, so looking fine is not a very high bar here.

  • Imasewsure

    Love this dress… ok with the hair since it kept it sort of “Grammy informal”

  • LeelaST

    Beautiful gown. She can wear clothes – perfect female shape, i.e. no boobs or hips – but then again, so can a mannequin.

  • andi56

    Prettiest dress of the evening! She forgot to fix her hair, though.

  • Lisa Dugan

    Loved her gown onstage too.

  • Monabel

    Beautiful dress ruined by the back slit. I wish designers would study history and reclaim better ways of giving walking ease. It can be done.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    The shoes are WAY too heaving. Dying for the dress and jewels.

  • livesarah

    Irrational hate list. I like the dress but I can’t like it on her. But even I don’t think the ponytail was really a miss. I can’t find much fault with this at all!

  • DesertDweller79

    Love it! It’s my favorite look of hers EVER! Shoes are great with it. I get what she was going for with the makeup. It’s close to WERQ, but not quite. But yeah, best of the Grammys, for sure.

  • SierraDelta

    The Medievalist in me COVETS that dress.

    The closest I come to chainmail these days is the scrubber ATK recommended for my cast iron skillets.

  • lifeisastory

    Those shoes make her feet look huge. I do like the dress though. She looks very pretty.

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  • Jeff Warhurst

    I disagree with half of it, in that I think she looks phenomenal from head to toe.

  • MsC

    I could like the dress on someone else, but Princess Twee-as-Fuck makes it icy and boring and un-fun.

  • Too tight and the makeup frightens me.

  • save_the_hobbit

    Gorgeous, gorgeous dress….BUT THE PONYTAIL. YOU CAN’T WEAR A PONYTAIL ON THE RED CARPET *coughariannagrandecough*

  • Barbara H. Horter

    Gorgeous young lady who knows exactly how to carry off real fashion…the dress is demure and sexy at the same time simply because demure is the REAL sexy and she certainly carries the look to perfection….her hair has just enough style to compliment but not take away from the entire look..sultry innocence! She exudes the glamour of the “old runway,” in a frock that is actually a beauty in comfortable wearability! I would not change a thing in her presentation!

  • guest2visits

    Love this simple cut; the crew neckline and little sleeves. Love the texture. LOve the shoes!
    Beautiful and I think she enjoyed wearing this a lot.

  • supri_supri

    The ash/grey tones in her hair and muddied eye shadow make her face look dull. This is probably one of her best dresses ever, but wish she had lightened up on the makeup. My beauty choices would have been: winged or slightly smoky eyeliner without eye shadow, plus a warmer toned lip gloss, no lipstick. I like the ponytail with the dress but it should have been the best ponytail ever, super-shiny with big blown out curls and smooth bangs. Oh well.

  • smh4748

    This is a dream of a dress, and she has the perfect body to wear it. Always nice when a stylist understands body shape. The post I read right before this one was the Katy Perry disastrous double post, so this was the perfect antidote.

  • DuBey2

    That is almost the most beautiful red carpet dress (& appropriate to its wearer) that I have seen since JLaw’s Dior (the only one that was perfect for her) when she won the Oscar and beautifully tripped us all into loving her even more.

  • Maybe she should have went with the Elsa ‘do from Frozen.