Jael and I both find it difficult to critique what Katy Perry wears because we just don't like her and don't hide our bias well. Jael, however, did give Katy some adventurous and beautiful choices for the Grammy Red Carpet. Sadly, it seems Armani raided their cheap Halloween department (who knew they had one!) for Katy's craft store angel costume.
Lady Antebellum won big last night, and Hillary Scott certainly had time to sparkle during her multiple acceptance speeches. (Fun Fact: Hillary Scott auditioned for American Idol twice and never made it past the first round.) We felt she missed the opportunity to sparkle in her dull black dress. It looked fine, but we think she deserved spectacular.
Nominee Carrie Underwood was a no-show last night, but the dress Jael recommended for her showed up on Rihanna during her "Love the Way You Lie" performance with Eminem. What do you think of Rihanna in this slightly modified (hers is strapless) Dior dress? Would you have rather seen in on Carrie?
We already criticized Katy for wearing a costume, but we have to admit that Gaga went a step beyond costume and favored spectacle by wearing a pod on a red carpet. Again, our bias clouds our judgment, but we found Gaga's "look" acceptable because she's Gaga. Plus, nothing looked cheap or handmade like Katy's look. Although, I'm sure you could argue that Katy looked like herself too. We'll leave this poll open to your comments. Were either of these costumes OK? Was one more acceptable than the other? Why?