Brits rule the red carpet at the 2009 Grammys
Sunday night was a great night for the Brits – not only on this side of the pond at the BAFTAs – butSstateside at the music industry’s biggest night of the year, the Grammy Awards.
And it wasn’t just the numerous accolades, collected by the likes of Adele, Coldplay and Estelle that made the night a success story, the Brits racked up plenty of style prizes as well.
Flying the flag for understated elegance amongst a sea of bling, both Adele and Duffy opted for chic little black dresses, with the latter in Alberta Ferretti, and double-winner Adele in an Anna Wintour-styled flattering full-skirted frock.
Dividing critics in her wake, Estelle made a futuristic fashion statement, with her silver sculptural dress. Unusual, yes, but we love a star that doesn’t take their style too seriously.
London-based designer Roland Mouret also had reason to celebrate, kitting out one of the night’s best-dressed starlets, Jennifer Hudson.
Back on the red carpet following her harrowing year, the star looked stylish in an origami pleated gown from the designer’s RM line.
However, it wasn’t all good on the British front. Kate Beckinsale looked OTT in a voluminous Reem Acra number, and Leona Lewis scored a resounding style miss with her nude fitted gown, which was far too akin to the Mariah Carey school of dressing for our liking.
As for the best dressed, and the minidress is still reigning stylistically for Gwyneth Paltrow, with the actress dazzling in barely-there Versace, which she teamed with silver tights and Chopard earrings.
A touch of glimmer also proved a style winner for Carrie Underwood, who wowed in a stunning beaded Zuhair Murad gown.
Let us know your pick of the best dressed, in the comments box below.