On the Grammys red carpet, fashion revolved around Lady Gaga. The icon wore a sculptural lavender dress with sparkling hoops that seemed to orbit her body, putting her at the center of the universe. By comparison, just about everyone else looked tame. However, the music world didn't disappoint when it came to mixing glitz, glamour and fun. A few musicians took sartorial chances that were worth singing about.

Best dressed: Lady Gaga in Giorgio Armani Privé

The woman who has made pants optional didn't disappoint on the red carpet. Just watching her attempt to free herself from a convertible was entertaining. The little monsters must have been very happy.

Goldest gal: Katy Perry in Zac Posen

With fiancé Russell Brand by her side, Perry went for an elegant Indian- inspired look. It appears that her love of dressing like fruit is a thing of the past.

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Top tuxedo: Jennifer Hudson in Victoria Beckham

This look was pure precision, and her bangs matched the lines perfectly.

Coolest cutouts: Mary J. Blige in Gucci

Cutouts will be a mega spring trend, and in tight-fitting fuchsia, Mary J. Blige proved that you can show skin without being scary.

Best dressed dude: Usher in Emporio Armani

Sharp as always, Usher looked the part of a contemporary dandy in a gray suit with white piping, checked shirt and polka dot tie.

Sparkliest: Taylor Swift in KaufmanFranco

This full-length navy dress was a smashing alternative to classic black and made her eyes really pop. The unusual notched neckline was a sweet surprise.

Fiercest feathers: Rihanna in Elie Saab

A vision in white, Rihanna looked ready to take flight in her ethereal gown with her signature emphasis on hips and shoulders.