Last tonight, the brought musicians en masse to Los Angeles, and the playful array of beauty ideas on the red carpet provided a thought-provoking study in opposites. On one hand, there were the new romantics, lead by Vogue’s March cover star Adele, whose tousled blonde waves and softly flushed cheeks provided a modern counterpoint to her Victorian-style gown. Florence Welch as well, played it whimsical with flowing auburn locks and a soft pink lip that let her charming trompe l’oeil Gucci take center stage.
Elsewhere, geometric minimalism ruled on the carpet, starting with Taylor Swift, who debuted a blunt bob with solid fringe that echoed the sharp lines of her bright bandeau top and polished red pout. Chrissy Teigen sported a blonde power ponytail with bronzed lids that matched her extreme pregnancy glow—and nearly outshone her baby bump—while Bella Hadid tucked her pin-straight lengths behind each ear for a sleek complement to her plunging dress.
To be sure, there were some who refused to fall into either camp. See rising star Lianne La Havas, whose modern beehive and flawless skin made for a memorable red carpet debut and a lesson in risk-taking beauty done right.