OK Go (2007)
OK…where’d they go? Also, how did they breathe?
Jennifer Lopez (2000) and Toni Braxton (2001)
The shockingly low-cut sheer Versace gown Lopez wore to accompany P Diddy to the ceremony would definitely violate CBS’ new Grammys dress code. Ditto the few strips of fabric (and double-sided tape) that Toni Braxton called a dress.
Imogen Heap (2007)
The best new artist nominee accessorized her Female Heiress dress with what she described as ”a parasol she found at Coachella,” a ”Mohican hairstyle with ivy in it,” and ”Gary the Grammy frog.”
Grace Jones (1983)
Jones’ umbrella-shaped headgear kept catching on co-presenter Rick James’ braids, but that didn’t stop the ”Superfreak” singer from making his move on the androgynous model. ”When it gets wet, fellas, this is the best place to go under,” James told the audience.
Annie Lennox (1995)
”What else is a girl going to wear to the Grammys?” Lennox said of her naughty Minnie Mouse ensemble.
Bootsy Collins (2002)
No one could ever pull off leopard print like Bootsy Collins. Not even Nicki Minaj — and she tried her hardest.
Lady Gaga (2011)
When a girl chooses to be carried down the red carpet inside an embryonic ensemble (designed by Hussein Chalayan), her must-have accessory is a portable oxygen tank.
Wearing a sheer (House of Holland) dress with strategically-placed polka dot patches on the day you’re due to give birth? Now that’s gangsta.
Nicki Minaj (2011)
Sorry Nicki, but Bootsy does jungle cat fashion better than anyone. Just ask Mary J. Blige. Still, when it comes to red satin designer nun’s habits, you’re at top of the podium…for now.
Sasha Gradiva (2012)
The Russian singer’s Grammy look was part prom dress and part cyborg.