The Grammys are in fashion terms, quite unlike any other awards ceremony.
Where other major events including the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes, attract a rather formal dress code, at the Grammys all rules are thrown out of the window.
In previous years that has meant a rather eclectic parade of attendees; from the dare to bare stars (think Rihanna or JLo) to the frankly bizarre (Lady Gaga in an egg).
And whilst at tonight's ceremony there was no giant egg, the red carpet was by no means a boring affair.
Madonna was an early arrival and the legendary popstar didn't disappoint wearing a Givenchy haute couture creation by Riccardo Tisci, consisting of a corset, thigh high boots and a net headpiece.
More conventional approaches were taken by the likes of Jessie J, Beyonce and Meghan Trainor who all opted for floor length black embroidered gowns, the overriding trend of the evening.
The best was saved for last however when Rihanna arrived in a spectacular pink ball gown from the spring/summer haute couture collection by Giambattista Valli.
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