In a crowded field, these designs stood out.

Sunday night saw the Grammys take over Madison Square Garden in New York City, and as you might expect, some of music’s biggest names were there to celebrate. While Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners in terms of actual awards, with Mars sweeping the top categories and Lamar taking home five in total, our eyes were on the red carpet.

You won’t be shocked to hear that designers from the Middle East where behind some of our favourite looks on the night.

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Lebanese labels dominated the red carpet at this A-list party

Join us for a look at those sartorial dreams – as well as a glance at the best of the rest.


Beyonce in Nicolas Jebran

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We’re not complaining at all about Queen B in this Nicolas Jebran get-up. The Lebanese designer was responsible for Bey’s gown and dramatic hat – the perfect backdrop for those outrageous earrings. She looks incredible.

After the show, Beyonce shared a few snaps of the look on Instagram. Those slits and cut-outs give the whole look an almost graphic edge – it’s all about shape.

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(Let’s take a second for Blue Ivy, too. She’s just getting cuter.)


Cardi B and Heidi Klum in Ashi Studio

Breakout star of 2017 Cardi B has turned to Lebanese brand Ashi Studio a couple of times of late – and we’re hoping she keeps it up. This frothy, tiered number is so much fun. Her jewels are by Messika, and anyone who’s familiar with her song Bodak Yellow (the video for which was filmed in Dubai, by the way) won’t be surprised to hear she’s wearing Christian Louboutin heels.

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Model and Project Runway host Heidi Klum also wore Ashi Studio on the night.

Ashanti in Elie Madi 

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Singer Ashanti, who you’ll remember from such iconic hits as Foolish and Mesmerize and Always On Time with Ja Rule, wore Elie Madi, who’s also from Lebanon. With a sparkling round skirt and a high neck, she looked amazing.

Keltie Knight in Elie Saab

Would it even be a red carpet if Elie Saab wasn’t represented? E! host Keltie Knight wore this beaded peach column gown from the Beirut-born designer, and it suited her down to the ground.

And the rest…

While we saw a lot more colour on this carpet than we did at the blacked-out Golden Globes, the #TimesUp movement was still represented.

Several stars carried white roses, and New Zealand singer Lorde pinned a quote from poet Jenny Holzer to the back of her Valentino gown.

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“The apocalypse will bloom,” it reads. Amazing. Here’s her gown from the front:

Singer Kesha, who performed her powerful tune Praying on the night, wore a suit by Nudie Rodeo Tailors.

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Havana hitmaker Camila Cabello wore Vivienne Westwood.

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Lady Gaga wore Giorgio Armani.

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