Music stars ooze sex appeal on Grammys red carpet

11 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

US television network CBS may have warned stars not to show too much skin on stage Sunday at the Grammys, but A-listers tested the limits on the red carpet in body-conscious, revealing gowns.Jennifer Lopez, whose plunging barely-there green Versace gown at the 2000 Grammys provided a red carpet moment for the ages, pushed the dress code to the edge with a daring black dress that covered most - but not all - of her."They didn't say anything about leg!" she told presenter Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet ahead of the main event, her toned bare leg and shoulder on full display in her asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello ensemble.In an email leaked to media outlets, CBS warned those appearing on the Grammys stage to "please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered.""Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack," read the letter from CBS's Standards and Practices department to representatives of the stars.The letter continued: "Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples."Katy Perry clearly did not get the memo, strutting her stuff in a skin-tight cleavage-baring mint green dress, saying she was inspired by the retro glam of Priscilla Presley's look in the 1970s.Rihanna opted for a body-skimming sheer red dress by Azzedine Alaia, with bright red lips to match.Pop princess Taylor Swift glittered in a winter white goddess gown from J. Mendel, complete with silver accents at the neck and bustline and a daring slit in the front.In the opening performance of the night, Swift changed into a white ringmaster's costume with shorts and knee-high boots - but no curves exposed.Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, on the arm of singer-husband Keith Urban, wore a sleeveless gold Vera Wang gown, while one-time "American Idol" Carrie Underwood opted for a strapless black Roberto Cavalli with a sheer skirt.Adele, the big winner at last year's Grammys with six trophies, left her usual basic black at home but followed the rules, opting for a bold red floral Valentino dress with long sleeves and a conservative knee-length hem.Grammy Awards 2013 Winners ListSong of the Year: 'We Are Young,' Fun and Janelle MonaeRecord of the Year: 'Somebody That I Used to Know,' Gotye & KimbraBest New Artist: FunBest Pop Vocal Album: 'Stronger', Kelly ClarksonBest Rap/Sung Collaboration:'No Church in the Wild,' Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The DreamBest Pop Solo Performance: 'Set Fire to the Rain' AdeleBest Country Solo Performance: 'Blown Away,' Carrie UnderwoodBest Urban Contemporary Album: 'Channel Orange', Frank OceanBest Rock Performance: 'Lonely Boy,' The Black KeysProducer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan AuerbachBest Country Album: 'Uncaged', Zac Brown BandBest Alternative Music Album: 'Making Mirrors', GotyeBest Pop Duo/Group Performance: 'Somebody That I Used To Know,' Gotye featuring KimbraBest Rock Album: 'El Camino', The Black KeysBest Rock Song: 'Lonely Boy,' Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick CarneyBest Long Form Music Video: 'Big Easy Express' Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show Best Short Form Music Video: 'We Found Love' Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris Best World Music Album: 'The Living Room Sessions', Part 1, Ravi ShankarBest Country Song: 'Blown Away,' Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins and Carrie UnderwoodBest Country Duo/Group Performance: 'Pontoon,' Little Big TownBest Rap Song: 'N****s In Paris,' Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis and Kanye WestBest Rap Performance: 'N****s In Paris,' Shawn Carter and Kanye WestBest Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', Trent Reznor & Atticus RossBest R&B Album: 'Black Radio', Robert GlasperBest Dance/Electronica Album: 'Bangarang', SkrillexBest Dance Recording: 'BangaranG', Skrillex featuring SirahBest Regional Roots Album: 'The Band Courtbouillon', Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson SavoyBest Folk Album: 'The Goat Rodeo Sessions', Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris ThileBest Blues Album: 'Locked Down', Dr. JohnBest Americana Album: 'Slipstream', Bonnie RaittBest Compilation Soundtrack Album: 'Midnight In Paris'Best Latin Jazz Album: '¡Ritmo!', The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big BandBest Jazz Vocal Album: 'Radio Music Society', Esperanza SpauldingBest Improvised Jazz Solo: 'Hot House,' Gary Buron & Chick Corea Best New Age Album: 'Echoes of Love', OakramBest Comedy Album: 'Blow Your Pants Off', Jimmy FallonBest Spoken Word Album: 'Society's Child: My Autobiography', Janis IanBest Children's Album: 'Can You Canoe?', The Okee Dokee BrothersBest Reggae Album: 'Rebirth', Jimmy CliffBest Contemporary Classical Composition: 'Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,' Stephen HartkeBest Classical Compendium: 'Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis,' Antoni WitBest Classical Vocal Performance: 'Poemes,' Renee Fleming Best Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton AlspaughBest Orchestral Performance: 'Adams Harmonielehre and Short Ride In A Fast Machine,' Michael Tilson ThomasBest Opera Recording: 'Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,' James Levine and Fabio LuisiBest Engineered Album, Classical: 'Life & Breath', Tom Caufield and John NewtonBest Tropical Latin Album: 'Retro', Marlow Rosado Y La RiqueñaBest Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: Pecados Y Milagros, Lila DownsBest Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: 'Imaginaries', QuetzalBest Latin Pop Album, Rock or Urban Album: 'MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition', JuanesBest Contemporary Christian Music Album: 'Eye on It', TobyMacBest Gospel Album: 'Gravity', Lecrae Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: '10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),' Matt Redman (Writers: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman) & 'Your Presence is Heaven,' Israel and New Breed (Writers: Israel Houghton and Micah Massey)Best Gospel Song: 'Go Get It,' Mary Mary (Writer: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell)Best Gospel Contemporary Christian Musical Performance: '10,000 Reason (Bless the Lord)' Matt Redman Best Surround Sound Album: 'Modern Cool,' Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber) Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical: 'Promises' (Skrillex & Nero Remix) Skrillex, remixer (Nero) Best Engineered Album, Non Classical: 'The Goat Rodeo Sessions,' Richard King, engineer, Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile) Best Historical Album: 'The Smile Sessions' (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys) Best Album Notes: 'Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles', Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles) Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: 'Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection', Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie) Best Recording Package: 'Biophilia' Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist: 'City of Roses' Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding) Best Instrumental Arrangement: 'How About You' Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project) Best Instrumental Composition: 'Mozart Goes Dancing' Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton) 

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