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Just when you start to tire of Awards Season, along comes the Grammys. The music industry’s biggest night tends to be a whole lot looser than the Globes or the Oscars, and that’s why we love it. Remember when Lady Gaga incubated her way down the red carpet in a giant plastic egg back in 2011? That was good TV! This year, if the antics seemed more muted, there were still some moments worth mentioning. Katy Perry played it relatively low-key—for her, at least—in a straight-from-couture number by Valentino embroidered in musical notes (La Traviata, in case you were wondering). Taylor Swift looked every inch the grown-up in glittering Gucci, even if she lost to country upstart Kacey Musgraves. And Beyoncé made the little-known designer Michael Costello a household name overnight with her white lace gown. Not like a virgin at all. But the best-dressed prize goes to Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who won Album and Record of the Year. Their tuxes? Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. And though their collaborator Pharrell Williams took some knocks on social media for his Vivienne Westwood buffalo hat, we applaud the fact that he took a risk. After all, if we wanted to see celebrities play it safe, we’d watch the Oscars.

—Nicole Phelps

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