There was no shortage of bold fashion statements on the red carpet at the Grammys, and that included the incredible footwear. Everyone fromMadonna, who rocked knee-high lace-up stilettos, toTaylor Swift, who popped in hot purple pumps, busted out their most daring shoes for music’s biggest night.
The “Shake It Off” star continued her spot-on shoe moments by embracing a pair of magenta suede custom Giuseppe Zanotti strappy stiletto platforms (the same style Naomi Watts wore at the Globes) to pair with her Elie Saab gown. Swift seems to favor pops of color in footwear and we’re glad she continued this trend last night.
Oh hello, Annie Lennox. In case you had any doubt about who would bring the house down last night, that’s all cleared up now, thanks to her showstopping performance with Hozier. Lennox looked stunning on the carpet, dressed in a black column gown with an asymmetrical neckline. Below the ankle, she sported bronze square-toe, mediumheel boots. When you’re Annie Lennox, wearing boots with an evening dress just looks right.
Katy Perry never met a sparkle she didn’t like (example: the Super Bowl), and last night she donned one-of-a-kind Sophia Webster cream satin three-strap stilettos with the brand’s signature stacked ball heels and crystal detailing to accompany her slinky Zuhair Muhad frock. But for her performance, she did a complete 180 — pairing her column cape gown with white, rubber lug sole multi-strap Stella McCartneys for a moving performance of “By the Grace of God.” There’s nothing like a good adventure in shoes.
Madonna bared her bottom on the red carpet in head-to-toe Givenchy Couture, including a pair of super-severe front lace-up, thigh-high booties with actual gold metallic spikes, or as she told Ryan Seacrest, “nails,” for heels. Her boots were custom-made by Givenchy, with the same leather as her gloves, based on designs from the spring 2015 runway presentation. She changed into a more modest pair to perform “Living for Love” — black patent, strappy, buckled Miu Miu with a 1930s deco heel. The perfect pair to hang suspended from the ceiling, of course.
Charli XCX hit the carpet in head-to-toe Moschino, gushing to Seacrest, “I love Jeremy Scott — everything he does is fantastic. I like the unpredictable in fashion.” She matched her white satin tuxedo suit, bright-pink bow tie and fur throw with pink glitter peep-toe mule stilettos — a very 1960s cocktail moment to mix into the fashion parade. She changed into a short pink fluffy mini for the afterparty, but kept the shoes on. She even added a dog as arm candy because why not.
Jennifer Hudson had quite the standout shoe: a thong ankle-strap stiletto in gunmetal gray python from DSquared; a secret clear strap across the toe kept the shoes in place. Paired with her white Tom Ford cocktail dress, the effect was quite sublime.
Iconoclast Jenny Lewis stepped to the carpet in a custom-designed Aritzia suit and boot combo from modern artist Adam Siegel. Painted with a rainbow theme, her round-toe, square- heel boots featured a white-star-stenciled effect over a color gradient of green, pink and orange that turned into lavender. We’ll be coveting a pair of those colorful boots for our spring closets, indeed.
Nicki Minaj proudly showcased her black beaded stiletto sandals during the preshow, expressing her admiration for one of her favorite shoe designers. She said, “These are Giuseppe Zanotti — because I love him so much!” The five-inch-high, ankle-zip heels are from Zanotti’s Rock ‘n’ Roll collection — appropriately called the “Muse” — which we guess Minaj often is for Zanotti, given her free spirit.
Iggy Azalea rocked an oversize braid and minimal makeup while stepping out in her blue Armani Prive number. Underneath her dress, she sported a pair of the iconic Nudists in a bronze foil Nappa. Her stylist, Alejandra Hernandez, said of the shoes, “They were classic, sexy and perfectly strappy.” Yep.
We were into Anna Kendrick‘s chic look — the deep V-neck, the super-tailored tuxedo and especially the Jimmy Choo “Darilyn” pumps. The classic black stiletto’s sharply D’orsay cut and angular horizontal heel detailing took the ensemble into another level of sexiness.