Red Carpet Rundown: The 2020 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

Posted on January 28, 2020


Because for every awards ceremony in Hollywood there has to be both a pre-and a post party, we have a lot of judging yet to do, darlings. Not to be bitches, but this wasn’t the most star-studded event in the world, although we did manage to put together a few folks worth discussing. Now put your judging pants on.

 

Bebe Rexha in Julien Macdonald

Seems weird that this is dressier than what she wore to the Grammys itself – and it sure looks dated as hell – but we can’t say it doesn’t work for her.

 

 

Billy Porter in Julien Macdonald and Dunhill

We love you Billy, but sometimes it’s okay to stand there and pose normally, especially if you’re not serving up your usual wild fare. This looks great, though. Love your “bag.”

 

 

Cynthia Erivo in Richard Quinn

Mmm, no. This one’s just not working for us, girl. There’s no color and the shape is weird.

 

 

Dua Lipa in Peter Do

We can’t tell what the hell we’re even looking at.

 

 

Hailee Steinfeld in Yanina Couture

This is kind of draggy, but it feels like a bit much for the occasion and a bit stale for her.

 

 

Janet Jackson in Alexander Wang

Serving you the Jessye Norman realness you didn’t even know you needed today.

 

 

Lana Del Rey in Redemption

She truly loves the stalest of styles – and the ones that seem to do the least for her.

 

 

Naomi Campbell in Stéphane Rolland Couture

We get there’s a whole “Venus rising from the waves” way of looking at it, but she looks more like she’s popping out of a box of Kleenex. Aside from the weirdness at the bottom, she looks pretty great, though.

 

 

Priyanka Chopra in Nicolas Jebran Couture

It’s … okay. The color isn’t great at all and both the design and the textile come off a little cheap to us.

 

 

Usher in Versace

It’s super-gimmicky, but we’d have accepted it with the right styling and fit. It’s not really hitting the mark on either.

 

 

 

 

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