Hollywood was front and center last night at music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards, and amidst all the jaw-dropping performances and noteworthy moments, the stars were taking time to capture all the behind-the-scenes happenings via Instagram. From an on-stage snap of Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z that will make you say aww, to a hilarious shot of Neil Patrick Harris photo-bombing Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s selfie, to Rita Ora showing off her blinged out digits, the stars were making the most of their glam night out. We rounded up the 10 best Grammy-inspired Instagram shots from the evening. Click through the gallery to see the stars’ best candids.
Designer: Badgley Mischka
Location: Theatre at Lincoln Center
What was it like: Elegant, sleek, and very Badgley Mischka. The runway held a minimalist black and white color palette, which allowed the showstopping gowns to be the center of attention.
Why we love this collection: Chalk it up to The Little Mermaid, but any collection that uses the sirens of the sea as muses is fine by us. Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka looked to the ocean for inspiration, using both Jacques Henri Lartigue’s beachy ’20s and ’30s-era photographs and, of course, mermaids to create a range of polished daytime separates and ethereal evening gowns. “The women in the photos were very nonchalant, and just divine looking,” Mischka said of Lartigue’s work. “For evening, we took our inspiration from the Aegean sea — our woman dives into the ocean and emerges as a mermaid.” Although the pieces pack a lot of volume, the designers used delicate, airy materials to keep each item lightweight. “The fabrics are very diaphanous,” said Badgley. “If you can’t pick it up with your pinky, it doesn’t pass the test.” The duo even mentioned how they’d love to dress Jennifer Lawrence, and we can already see the star in the ruffled aqua dress, pictured center. “I think this gown kind of exemplifies what the evening pieces are all about,” Badgley added.
Designer: Vera Wang
Notable Guests: Chrissy Teigan, John Legend
Location: Stage, Lincoln Center
What was it like: A pristine backlit blue runway ran down the center of the room, which was strictly off-limits before the show.
Why we love this collection: The collection explores an “artful and architectural approach to clothes,” with references to athleticism, which came into play when models walked out in ponytails tucked into matching black headbands. The designer centered her looks around primary colors, mixing reds, yellows and blues with black-and-white layers, all-over sequins and hand-painted brush strokes. Mesh-and-net collage panels, racerback silhouettes, palazzo pants (under flowy sheer dresses) and floral arm bands strengthened the sporty theme without completely abandoning Wang’s romantic aesthetic.
Soon to be newlyweds, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen and R&B singer John Legend have been busy lately making their rounds on the red carpet. Appearing at consecutive events in Los Angeles for the Grammys and New York for Fashion Week, the on-the-go couple is never far apart. “We get ready together!” Teigen told InStyle.com at the MuiscCares Person of the Year Gala. However, for Teigen, the process is just a tad bit longer. “It takes me four hours and he’s done in about 20 minutes. He’s so easy, it’s ridiculous.” And while the stylish couple always complement each other on the red carpet, they steer away from intentionally matching. “We don’t really coordinate ever,” she continued. “He’s usually always going to be in black, white, or blue.” But will they coordinate on their wedding day? We’ll have to wait and see!
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— Lindzi Scharf
Chrissy Teigen seemed to be practicing her bridal look at the annual amfAR Gala at Wall Street Cipriani in New York last night, wearing a stunning white column by Roland Mouret. But the bride-to-be has a different designer in mind for her big day with singer John Legend. “I’m definitely going to be going with Vera Wang,” Teigen told InStyle.com at the event. “She’s fantastic. It’s going to be romantic and soft.” She wasn’t willing to give away too many details though. “I want to surprise John! It’s funny, he likes very natural—he wants you to look the same on your wedding day, he’s one of those guys. So I don’t want to do anything too crazy,” the Sports Illustrated model said. Sounds like a dreamy scenario to us!
Plus, see Vera’s most recent bridal collection. Which dress do you think Chrissy will choose?
John Legend turns 34 today! The soulful singer has had many successes like his popular hit “Ordinary People” and most recently his original song for the Django Unchained soundtrack. But the song he’ll most likely be turning up on his birthday today? Gotye’s mega-hit “Somebody that I Used to Know.” “It was really a phenomenal pop song and had such a distinct personality,” Legend told reporters at the Django Unchained premiere in New York. “It really stood out from everything else. I think that it’s one of the best records of the year.” Crank it up, John, it’s your day!
Plus, see the most unforgettable Grammy performances of all time!
Celebrate the holidays a little early with country’s biggest stars! Tonight, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles host the CMA Country Christmas special on ABC for the third time, bringing a little bit of country to viewers at home. The special will feature performances from Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, John Legend, and Colbie Caillat. And you’ll also see Nettles in her pregnancy glory, as the special was taped before she gave birth to son Magnus Hamilton Miller on December 7th. Tune in to ABC tonight at 9/8c for a big dose of holiday cheer.
Plus, see all of our favorite country crooners wore to the CMA Awards!
Chrissy Teigen is in full-on preparation mode. Between planning her wedding to singer John Legend and readying herself for the epic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, she also hosted last night’s Resolve Gala in support of The Resolution Project, a non-profit that supports social venture projects around the world. “It’s all mental,” the model, dressed in Rick Owens, told us of how she’s managing her busy schedule before rattling off her checklist. For the swim photo shoot: “It’s all portion control. It’s worth it because I think, ‘OK, in one month I can have Taco Bell!’” For the wedding, “We just finished the save the date portion of it. That’s all we have done!” And is she taking note of any other famous brides? “Jennifer Aniston!” she said. “Her ring is absolutely enormous. They seem like such a cool couple. Somehow they made that big of a diamond look effortless and cool.” True—though Teigen’s cushion-cut sparkler is similarly blinding!
Plus, see more celebrity engagement rings (Jen’s included!) in the gallery.