Red Carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards



LOS ANGELES - Last night's Grammy Awards was a star studded affair with some show-stopping red carpet looks. The evening took a slightly sombre turn given the sudden death of beloved singer Whitney Houston the night before. The music industry banded together to give a tasteful tribute to the star with Jennifer Hudson delivering a lovely rendition of Houston's mega hit "I Will Always Love You".

Fashionable highlights for the evening include multi-Grammy award-winning artists Adele who looked ravishing in a retro-like sparkling-black Giorgio Armani dress and Christian Louboutin pumps. Adele took home Album of the Year for 21, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" as well as Best Pop Solo Performance for her heartbreaking rendition of her hit "Someone Like You."

Katy Perry channeled her Smurfette persona with a lacy Elie Saab number and matching blue-do. Popstar Taylor Swift looked all grown up in a stunning Muhair Zarad gown, while Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas wore a custom tangerine Jean Paul Gaultier peek-a-boo dress with a Fifties pinup bikini underneath. Rihanna takes the award for red carpet knockout in a plunging Giorgio Armani black column dress that showed off her new slimmed-down figure. Even funny-lady Kathy Griffin pleasantly surprised in a flattering cream.coloured, one-shoulder Michael Kors gown.

Grammy Red Carpet slideshow