On March 14, 2021, the Grammys will return for the 63rd year. In honor of music’s biggest night, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, Wonderwall.com is heading back to 2011 to see who made a splash on that red carpet, starting with Rihanna. Ten years ago, Rihanna was nominated for an impressive four Grammys and brought her A-game fashion-wise for the big night. The singer took a well-calculated fashion risk and arrived in a white Jean Paul Gaultier dress that left little to the imagination. RiRi’s dress was risque, but more importantly, unique, making it one of the most memorable looks from the February 2011 award show. Keep reading to see more top Grammys fashion from a decade ago…
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Miley Cyrus, who presented at the 2011 Grammys, picked a sequined and embroidered Roberto Cavalli tiger-print gown that she had worn once before — on the cover of Marie Claire magazine.
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Jennifer Hudson appeared at the 2011 Grammys to perform as part of a tribute to Aretha Franklin, and she amped up her red carpet look in response. The singer-actress walked the red carpet in a high-low Versace gown with a lingerie-inspired bodice.
Kim Kardashian attended the 2011 Grammys in a shimmering gold Kaufman Franco gown.
Two-time R&B category nominee Monica opted for a more conservative look at the 2011 Grammys in an elegant black gown with short sleeves and dramatic shoulders. She added a bit of fun with her glitzy hoop earrings.
Jewel, who attended the Grammy Awards in February 2011 as a nominee and presenter, accentuated her baby bump — son Kase Murray arrived that summer — in this sunny yellow gown. She accessorized her one-shouldered ensemble with pink chandelier earrings and, appropriately, a jeweled clutch.
Naya Rivera came to the 2011 Grammys in support of her show “Glee” (music from the hit series was nominated for two awards). The late singer-actress choose a fun look in this playful high-low dress with matching gray platform pumps.
Mya strutted onto the red carpet on music’s biggest night in an icy blue mermaid-style gown with a generous number of sequins.
Kelly Osbourne was pretty in purple when she posed for photos at the 2011 Grammys. Kelly struck a pose in a heavily ruffled Tadashi Shoji cocktail dress with a dark purple ribbon tied at her waist.
Heidi Klum looked like a million dollars back in 2011 when she joined then-husband Seal for the show. (He won a Grammy that night!) The model and host absolutely dazzled in a head-to-toe gold sequined gown by Julien Macdonald.
Jordin Sparks showed up at the 2011 Grammys, which were held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, looking like a total sweetheart in a satiny red Zang Toi gown. Jordin mixed a short skirt with a sweeping pink-lined train for extra drama and topped it off with an angelic ponytail. The look would have only been more perfect for the next day: Valentine’s Day!
Florence + the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch picked a swan-embroidered dress from Givenchy for the night she performed at the Grammys, where she was also a best new artist nominee. Florence’s dress was just like her: quirky and bold!
Lea Michele, who attended the Grammys to support the music from her show “Glee,” which was up for two prizes, was absolute perfection in this black gown with a plunging neckline, a lace-trimmed waist and flutter sleeves.
Eva Longoria presented at the 53rd Annual Grammys in a ruffled Ashi dress with a playful, creamy white skirt.
Nominee and presenter Nicki Minaj went over the top in this Givenchy-designed leopard-print outfit. “What that made for is miraculous meets her cub meets ferocity meets fabulosity meets the runway” is how the rapper described the outfit, which she topped off with a dramatic sky-high wig.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi attended the 2011 Grammys a little more than a year after her show “Jersey Shore” premiered on MTV. The then-self-professed “guidette” walked the red carpet in a short, silvery gown with matching accessories and exaggerated shoulder pads.
An angel wings-clad Katy Perry looked ready for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in this custom-made Giorgio Armani frock with a crystal-encrusted bustier and an iridescent ruffled skirt and train.
LeAnn Rimes, who was nominated for her song “Swingin'” that year, was another celeb who opted for ultimate glitz as she walked the red carpet in February 2011 wearing a sparkling gold V-neck gown by Reem Acra.
A then-18-year-old Selena Gomez stepped out in a grown-up J. Mendel gown but managed to keep it age-appropriate with youthful makeup and a fun pink lip.
Jennifer Lopez was a human disco ball in this showstopper of a mini by Emilio Pucci. The presenter walked the Grammys red carpet in the super-short, decadently embellished dress that she paired with sky-high Christian Louboutin spiked peep-toe heels.
Country music star Miranda Lambert, who was nominated for three Grammys in 2011, looked like an Old Hollywood starlet in an Edition by George Chakra gunmetal dress.
Natasha Bedingfield mixed super-feminine florals with a playful, sparkly bustier on Feb. 13, 2011. She topped off the look with dramatic Old Hollywood waves, playing into the femininity of the gown.
Julianne Hough opted for simple styling — clean makeup, a simple ‘do and a small, neutral clutch — to keep the focus on her pink and purple Malandrino gown featuring a bold print, a deep V-neck and ruffled detailing.
Ciara went for a sexy look in this blue cut-out look by Emilio Pucci. In addition to the skin-baring design of the bodice and the embellishments on top, the gown also featured a deep slit that showed off Ciara’s legs and calf muscles to perfection in strappy black heeled sandals.
Jada Pinkett Smith leaned into the ’70s for the 2011 Grammys, where son Jaden Smith performed. Jada choose a short dove gray dress covered in silver chains and voluminous hair.
Amber Riley attended the Grammys in an Ema Savahl getup that was intricately painted. The “Glee” singer-actress topped the strapless dress off with a unique gold necklace and shoulder cover.
Nicole Kidman attended the Grammys to watch her husband, Keith Urban, perform, present and win an award. However, she managed to steal the show a little bit in this strapless floral Jean Paul Gaultier mermaid gown.
Keri Hilson showed off her gams at the 2011 Grammys in a blue minidress featuring a single off-the-shoulder strap. The singer’s frock featured silver embellishments throughout, which went well with her silver strappy heels.