Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits, the AP reports. Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that evoked a mermaid in the half shell, pearls included. It was hatched in 1995 by Thierry Mugler. Michelle Obama popped up in a metallic trouser outfit onstage, Jennifer Lopez donned a huge white bejeweled hat, and Lady Gaga chose a silver strapless sequin gown with a high slit and side ruffle, thanks to Celine. The Lopez topper pointed to a popular accessory of the evening—statement hats. It had a brim for miles and was embellished to match her dress of the same shade. She appeared relaxed in her Ralph & Russso look as she posed for photographers with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, who wore a multicolored dress jacket.
Katy Perry, meanwhile, arrived in a pink Balmain confection that prompted comparisons to a cake topper. As for the guys, some went wild. Post Malone was in a light pink embellished jacket and matching pants. Kyle Tree of the EDM duo Grey was inadvertently ready for the weather in a rain slicker that was, yes, the color gray, as was his hair and that of music partner Michael Trewartha. There were attendees dressed as butterflies, neon looks, and several outfits with long capes in unusual places, on jumpsuits and short dresses. One red carpet ensemble in particular was making headlines: Singer Joy Villa dressed up as the border wall, complete with barbed wire, stakes in her hair, "Build the Wall" scrawled across the back of her dress, and a red purse reading "Make America Great Again, People reports. No, it wasn't ironic: Villa is a Trump supporter, and told the LA Times, "I’m part Latina. I’m black, and I believe in what the president’s saying." (See her outfit and more of the wildest get-ups in our gallery or at the AP.)