All good things do indeed come to those who wait where latex couture and alternate wardrobe is concerned. This past Sunday the 2019 Grammys finally gave us what we have been hoping for in a prominent entertainment industry award show, lots of exciting wardrobe designs and wild textile art to salivate over.
Shows like this where on-stage performances are as much the order of the day as the big red carpet walk-in allows for lots of sartorial star gazing. Paying tribute to Donald Trump, Joy Villa wore a Desi Designs gown with “Build the Wall” plastered across it and carried a “Make America Great Again” handbag. Ricky Rebel was in his own “Keep America Great” jacket. One might recall Villa at last year’s Grammy’s wearing a white gown sporting a painting of a fetus and her accessorizing with a “Choose Life” handbag.
Beyond the statements: Cardi B. walked in tightly stuck into a Mugler couture clamshell concoction, petals pink on the inside, black on the out. She sported a tight sparkly long-sleeved bodysuit while standing in her flower. Katy Perry walked through in a pink bell-shaped ruffle skirt, and tight bodice top and Lady Gaga wore a conservative silvery Celine by Hedi Simone. Jennifer Lopez made lots of news in her form-fitting sleeveless high-necked Ralph & Russo gown, with jewel-encrusted neck and her wide-brimmed hat, jewel-encrusted in its inside. Janelle Monáe sported interesting head wear as well, with a gold halo stuck tightly to her head, intersected with a flat brim piece. Her gown sported sky-high shoulders, and crisscrossed low across her breast; one of the more stunning pieces of the night, to be sure
For arresting on-stage moments (beyond everyone speaking about Alicia Keys playing two pianos, something any competent mid-70’s ProRock ivory-ticker managed regularly) specifically latex lovers had to be loving Janelle Monáe’s change into a black shiny body suit, garter attached to open crisscrossed designed stockings with a vanilla thin-strapped halter. Her dancers sported vanilla-colored long-sleeved latex body suits with single-strap black vests. Although there is presently a controversy over these outfits in that designer Nange Magro claims she created these latex outfits in 2015 for her label Dead Lotus. More on this as it develops…if anything does.
Like what you saw or heard last Sunday when it comes to music, for us the 2019 Grammys delivered in a very fashionable way.