Nandi Howard, associate fashion editor at Essence, lauded the style moments provided by Megan and DaBaby.
“I’m eager to see D&G work more with hip-hop artists. Megan looked so regal in her orange gown, and tonight she wore her outfit effortlessly. I hope to see her in couture more often. She wears it very well,” she said.
Howard also offered kudos to Lizzo, who shimmered in a pink mermaid look to present an award and earlier wore a short ruched sea foam strapless dress by Balmain. She dripped in Bulgari jewels.
“We normally see avant-garde gowns at the Grammys, but leave it up to Lizzo to switch it up in the best way,” Howard said.
Jacob Collier said he went for comfort in a floral Stella McCartney turtleneck and red suit.
“I’ve never been asked about clothes before,” he said. “I feel like a rock star.”
In Dundas, H.E.R. rocked a burgundy, mid-calf robe with matching wide-leg trousers.
Jonathan Evans, style director for Esquire, saw a healthy dose of 1970s flare running through menswear, in no small part to Gucci. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak slid into leisure suits for Silk Sonic’s debut.
“Big lapels and flared trousers might, I’ll admit, sound a little intimidating, or like a return to the bad old days, but when you see the way guys like Anderson .Paak, Finneas and Harry Styles are wearing it, it feels fresh,” he said.