Deconstructing the 2011 Grammys Red Carpet Fashion


While we’ve already discussed how we felt about the performances at last night’s Grammy Awards, we haven’t gotten into the red carpet fashion — not that there weren’t plenty of conversation starters. But we’re not here to judge (at least in most cases!). After the jump, instead of critiquing the celebrities’ ensembles — or in Lady Gaga’s case, strange transportation choice — we’ve decided to play a little sartorial association game instead. Be sure to let us know in the comments what each outfit made you think of first.

Lady Gaga in an Egg

Some things this reminded us of:

Spinal Tap

Mork’s egg

The opening credits of Dinosaurs

Wolfmother’s Cosmic Egg

Kinder Surprise Eggs

Edie the Egg Lady in Pink Flamingos

Nicki Minaj in Givenchy

Some things this reminded us of:

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Nanny

Scary Spice

Michelle Obama’s 2009 Halloween costume

Anne Hathaway’s 2010 Halloween costume

Pebbles Flintstone

Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture

Some things this reminded us of:

Rihanna in a different see through dress

A Christmas tree

A bunch of plastic leis

A multi-tiered wedding cake

A sexy mummy

Jennifer Lopez in Emilio Pucci

Some things this reminded us of:

Studio 54

Lady Gaga’s disco ball dress

The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles

The exterior of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore

Katy Perry in Armani Prive

Some things this reminded us of:

Every Victoria’s Secret Angel ever

Brooke Hogan’s The Redemption

Precious Moments figurines

John Travolta in Michael

Hayley Williams (Paramore) in Jeremy Scott

Some things this reminded us of:

Kathy Griffin’s Bettie Page bangs

A very sad bachelorette party

That episode of The Hills where Lauren Conrad dressed up like a flapper

Amber Riley in Ema Savahl

Some things this reminded us of:

Samantha Mumba’s spider web dress

Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

A bad tattoo from the ’90s

A plasma lamp from Spencers

Florence Welch in Givenchy

Some things this reminded us of:

Bjork’s infamous swan dress

Ellen DeGeneres’ spoof of Bjork’s infamous swan dress

Marlene Dietrich in the original(?) swan dress

LaBoca’s Art Deco-inspired Black Swan posters

Kelly Osbourne in Alexander McQueen

Some things this reminded us of:

Grape cotton candy

A lilac bush

Lavender streamers

A Rose Bowl parade float