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2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals

2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals

Outrageous fashion rules at music awards

Sartorial experimentation was the name of the game at the 2012 Grammy awards in LA tonight (12 February). A host of famed names from the world of music hit the red carpet in an eye-watering array of flamboyant outfits. And of course, the shocking death of Whitney Houston was at the forefront of everyone's mind, with many stars paying tribute to the late, great singer as they arrived at the Grammys. Come see who dared with what look in our Grammys red carpet arrivals gallery, below...

Which look gets your vote? Rate each outfit out of five and let us know your thoughts on Twitter or in the comments section, below.

Words: Dipal Acharya

Picture credit: Getty Images

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Rihanna

    2012 Grammys: red carpet ar…

    Rihanna in a Giorgio Armani gown. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Rihanna

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Rihanna

    Rihanna in a Giorgio Armani gown.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Nicki Minaj

    2012 Grammys: red carpet ar…

    Nicki Minaj in a papal-inspired silk nun's outfit… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Nicki Minaj

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj in a papal-inspired silk nun's outfit (complete with a Pope lookalike) by Versace.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Adele

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    Adele in a black silk gown by Giorgio Armani. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Adele

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Adele

    Adele in a black silk gown by Giorgio Armani.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Katy Perry

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    Katy Perry in a sequinned number by Elie Saab. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Katy Perry

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Katy Perry

    Katy Perry in a sequinned number by Elie Saab.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Taylor Swift

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    Taylor Swift in a gold Zuhair Murad creation. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Taylor Swift

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift in a gold Zuhair Murad creation.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Cyndi Lauper

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    Cyndi Lauper in a Gaultier design with lace… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Cyndi Lauper

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper in a Gaultier design with lace bustier.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Fergie

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    Fergie in a sheer orange Couture design by Jean… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Fergie

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Fergie

    Fergie in a sheer orange Couture design by Jean Paul Gaultier.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Rowland

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    Kelly Rowland in Alberta Ferretti. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Rowland

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Rowland

    Kelly Rowland in Alberta Ferretti.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Corinne Bailey Rae

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    Corinne Bailey Rae in a Christian Siriano design. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Corinne Bailey Rae

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae in a Christian Siriano design.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Price

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    Kelly Price in a burgundy gown by Oliver… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Price

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Price

    Kelly Price in a burgundy gown by Oliver Tolentino.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Foo Fighters

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    Three members of The Foo Fighters More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Foo Fighters

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Foo Fighters

    Three members of The Foo Fighters

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

    2012 Grammys: red carpet ar…

    Wiz Khalifa in Dolce & Gabbana and Amber Rose… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

    Wiz Khalifa in Dolce & Gabbana and Amber Rose in a neon Versace gown.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Carrie Underwood

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    Carrie Underwood in a sequinned creation by… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Carrie Underwood

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood in a sequinned creation by Gomez-Gracia.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - LL Cool J

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    The evening's host LL Cool J looks snappy in a… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - LL Cool J

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - LL Cool J

    The evening's host LL Cool J looks snappy in a cap and bow tie.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Paris Hilton

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    Paris Hilton in a gold and white creation by… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Paris Hilton

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Paris Hilton

    Paris Hilton in a gold and white creation by Basil Soda.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Sophia Grace & Rosie

    2012 Grammys: red carpet ar…

    Sophia-Grace Brownlee and her cousin Rosie - the… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Sophia Grace & Rosie

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Sophia Grace & Rosie

    Sophia-Grace Brownlee and her cousin Rosie - the pint-sized pop stars who found international fame last year performing a rendition of Nicky Minaj’s Superbass on YouTube - were a big hit among guests, as they interviewed stars arriving on the red carpet.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Jessie J

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    Jessie J in a statement metallic gown by Julien… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Jessie J

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Jessie J

    Jessie J in a statement metallic gown by Julien Macdonald.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Diana Ross

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    Diana Ross in a slick two-piece with statement… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Diana Ross

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Diana Ross

    Diana Ross in a slick two-piece with statement cuffs.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kathy Griffin

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    Kathy Griffin in a Grecian-style one-shoulder… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kathy Griffin

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kathy Griffin

    Kathy Griffin in a Grecian-style one-shoulder gown - she told reporters the heels she was wearing made her feel like a drag queen on the red carpet.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

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    Alicia Keys in a Alexandre Vauthier dress with… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

    Alicia Keys in a Alexandre Vauthier dress with husband Swizz Beatz.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kings Of Leon

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    Kings Of Leon gather together for a photocall… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kings Of Leon

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kings Of Leon

    Kings Of Leon gather together for a photocall dressed in Gucci.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Lily Aldridge

    2012 Grammys: red carpet ar…

    Lily Aldridge - who is Caleb Followill of Kings… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Lily Aldridge

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Lily Aldridge

    Lily Aldridge - who is Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon's wife - is also dressed in Gucci.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Robyn

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    Robyn in platform boots and a mullet skirt design. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Robyn

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Robyn

    Robyn in platform boots and a mullet skirt design.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kate Beckinsale

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    Kate Beckinsale in a white silk mini-dress by… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kate Beckinsale

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kate Beckinsale

    Kate Beckinsale in a white silk mini-dress by Zuhair Murad.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Osbourne

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    Kelly Osbourne in a sparkly, off-shoulder design… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Osbourne

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Kelly Osbourne

    Kelly Osbourne in a sparkly, off-shoulder design by Tony Ward.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Bruno Mars

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    Bruno Mars in a Thom Browne suit. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Bruno Mars

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars in a Thom Browne suit.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Bonnie Raitt

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    Bonnie Raitt goes low-key in a brown silk blouse… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Bonnie Raitt

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Bonnie Raitt

    Bonnie Raitt goes low-key in a brown silk blouse and black trousers.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Maroon 5

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    Maroon 5 pose for the cameras. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Maroon 5

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 pose for the cameras.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Taraji P. Henson

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    Actress/singer Taraji P. Henson in a mermaid tail… More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Taraji P. Henson

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Taraji P. Henson

    Actress/singer Taraji P. Henson in a mermaid tail gown with plunging neckline.

  • 2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Malin Akerman

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    Malin Akerman is the lady in white. More details

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Malin Akerman

    2012 Grammys: red carpet arrivals - Malin Akerman

    Malin Akerman is the lady in white.

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