The 55th annual Grammy awards will be airing live on CBS this Sunday, and it is certainly safe to say that there is much buzz about the fashion. In fact, the Grammy awards are known for their crazy, over the top red carpet looks. Who could forget Jennifer Lopez’s cleavage bearing Versace dress that she wore to the 2000 Grammy awards? Or Pink performing in a nude colored body suit at the 2010 Grammy awards? Well, it won’t be happening this year.
The CBS Standards and Practices Committee sent out an email asking attendees, including performers, to adhere to a stricter dress code policy this year. The email specifically stated that outfits exposing “bare fleshy” areas of the body would not be tolerated. On top of this, attendees have been asked to refrain from wearing clothing items that would display blatant product placement, obscene/foreign language, or advertising personal causes in the form of lapel pins.
So with the new dress code policy, not only have the attendees of the Grammys been affected but the designers as well. Designers receive a lot of advertising and publicity at awards shows by having celebrities wear their gowns and suits. With the very recent enforcement of this dress code, what will designers and those attending the show do to make sure they are adhering to these rules? Designers have been working for months and months to have their gowns/suits ready to be worn on the red carpet in hopes of getting their names out there, or even better, getting their gowns/suits on the best dressed list. It will certainly be interesting to see what will go down this Sunday night.
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