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Music's stars stage big return to red carpet for Grammys

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Dua Lipa at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
Dua Lipa performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on March 14, 2021.
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LOS ANGELES, United States — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion, the queen of the hot girl summer, sizzled on the Grammys red carpet Sunday as music's biggest stars emerged from a year of pandemic lockdowns in their best couture.

At the Emmys last year and the Golden Globes last month, red carpets were muted affairs, with only a few stars actually in attendance — and the rest Zooming in from home, in either gowns or pajamas.

But music's biggest night — always the event with the boldest looks — featured a more traditional fashion parade, as many of the industry's top names were due to perform outside in Los Angeles as part of the gala.

Megan, who won the coveted Grammy for Best New Artist and a second for Best Rap Performance, slayed in a bright orange strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown with a high leg slit, a dramatic bow on the back — and tons of diamonds.

Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion accepts the Best New Artist award at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021.
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Dua Lipa, one of the top contenders at the gala, got the memo on the high slit — she donned a barely there gauzy spaghetti-strap Versace confection with a pastel butterfly bodice, cut-outs and a see-through skirt.

And then on stage, she wore even less, shedding a voluminous fuchsia cape to reveal... a pink bikini, thong back and all.

Singer and rapper Doja Cat paid tribute to one of the most iconic Grammys looks ever — Jennifer Lopez's dramatic plunging Versace gown — in a Roberto Cavalli gown with a moto jacket bodice unzipped to her navel and a skirt of neon feathers.

Sister act Haim delivered a symphony of coordinating iridescent lavender Prada outfits on the red carpet, and then changed to basic black and gold for their stage performance.

Rocker Phoebe Bridgers wore one of her signature skeleton outfits — but this one was a Thom Browne dress studded with plenty of sequins, pearl beads and crystals.

She told E! network that the Thom Browne creation in fact was the initial inspiration for what became her look, noting: "I asked for it... I basically stole it."

Of course, there was mask couture — Taylor Swift perhaps did it best, with flower appliques all over her face covering to match her blossoming Oscar de la Renta mini dress.

Feather boas and studded gloves

Naturally the men of music were not to be outdone.

British singer Harry Styles, who won his first-ever Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Watermelon Sugar," donned a leather jacket, matching pants and a green boa — all by Gucci — to sing the song.

On the red carpet and to accept his award, Styles wore a yellow-checked jacket and a purple boa.

Harry Styles first Grammy
Harry Styles accepts the Best Pop Solo Performance award for 'Watermelon Sugar' at the 63rd GRAMMYS in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021.
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"This is Harry's first Grammys, and so we wanted to do something that felt British and eccentric," his stylist Harry Lambert told Vogue. "A little bit rock 'n' roll and a little bit camp."

Rapper DaBaby hit the red carpet in a wild patterned suit with a green and red hat. When he hit the stage to perform "Rockstar," he changed into a white suit with studded gloves.

DaBaby performance Grammys
DaBaby performs during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Getty Images/Kevin Winter via AFP

And finally to join Dua Lipa for "Levitating," he rocked a pale pink suit to match her dreamy pastel look. — Susan Stumme in Washington; Valerie Macon in Los Angeles

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