Grammy Fashion Mostly Boring

Rock stars need to stop playing it safe
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2009 8:07 AM CST
You'd think Miley Cyrus could be counted on for a tacky look, but no: She "looked more like a thirtysomething Park Avenue socialite than teen pop diva," writes Monica Corcoran in the Los Angeles Times.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – What happened to rock stars dressing like rock stars?, wonders Monica Corcoran in the Los Angeles Times. Last night’s Grammy Awards were “glutted with tasteful gowns,” with nominees wearing “plenty of dresses that wouldn't make a pastor flinch.” Gone are the days of the tacky, navel-bearing outfits that were such hits with the at-home viewing audience. Even teen sensations Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift kept it sophisticated.

Thank goodness for pregnant rapper MIA, who chose “a vivid, blue pup tent with lots of frills that would allow for a delivery in the back of a limo”—and topped it off with blue high-top sneakers. Katy Perry didn’t disappoint, donning a “a cotton-candy-hued satin gown with a giant corsage at the waist” and “porn pink” lipstick—but those two were exceptions to the otherwise boring rule.