Cardi B leads the Grammys red carpet in outlandish oyster-inspired outfit

11th Feb 19 | Fashion

The American rapper's number was designed by Mugler.

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Cardi B made an impact as she walked the red carpet at the 61st Grammy Awards in an outlandish outfit that framed her like a pearl in an oyster.

The American rapper, real name Belcalis Almanzar, arrived at the event in Los Angeles in a dress from the French designer Mugler’s 1995 couture collection.

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Cardi B (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Cardi’s not one for shy and retiring fashion, and this is no exception – complete with a pearl headpiece and even a pearl at her belly button. It’s a striking gown which some people think looks like Botticelli’s iconic painting The Birth of Venus.

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Havana hit-maker Camila Cabello was also in attendance in a sparkling floor-length bright pink gown by Armani. She tied her hair back in a ponytail, accentuating her teardrop earrings, and completed the look with smokey eye.

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Camila Cabello (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Lady Gaga opted for a classic silver sheath dress with a ruffle. In recent red carpets we’ve become used to seeing Gaga in big, voluminous gowns, so this Celine dress comes as a streamlined change.

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Lady Gaga (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Like Cardi B, Miley Cyrus was wearing Mugler – but their outfits couldn’t have been more different. Cyrus wore a tailored black suit without a shirt, and her gold chain strap heels made a particular statement – one of the heels was an “M” and the other was a “C”.

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Miley Cyrus (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Bebe Rexha wore one of the evening’s most striking outfits, a plunging red gown with a many-layered ruffled skirt by label Monsoori. A diamond necklace and teardrop earrings complemented her elegant look.

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Bebe Rexha (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Everyone was loving how amazing Rexha looked – especially after she posted a video on Twitter claiming no one wanted to dress her for the Grammys. “I had my team hit up a lot of designers and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big, literally I’m too big. If a size 6/8 is too big then I don’t know what to tell you,” she said.

Kylie Jenner attended the awards with partner Travis Scott, but not everyone could get their heads around her outfit. She wore a Balmain Couture jumpsuit, complete with gloved sleeves and a statement belt – all in baby pink.

Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Also in Balmain but again a completely different vibe was singer Jorja Smith. The 21-year-old went for a sleek but architectural gold gown, with a high neck and a whole lot of embellishments.

Jorja Smith
Jorja Smith (Jordan Strauss/AP)

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