The Most Iconic Grammys Looks of All Time

The Grammy Awards are the highlight of the year for the music industry, where the best and brightest newcomers and legends alike gather to celebrate, congratulate and appreciate. The event has brought about famous moments, like Lady Gaga hatching out of an egg and Elton John performing with Eminem—the Grammys are no stranger to a spectacle. A prime venue for bold ensembles, many iconic looks have debuted at the awards show over the years. Here are the ones we're still talking about.

1. Christina Aguilera, 2001

Wearing Trish Summerville 2 years post-"Genie in a Bottle," Christina has come a long way from those cornrows.

2. Rihanna, 2011

Known for her oft-revealing gowns, Rihanna sports sheer Jean Paul Gaultier in 2011.

3. Alicia Keys, 2002

Alicia Keys goes for a casual hippie vibe by donning scarves and jeans on the red carpet.

4. Cee Lo Green, 2011

Looking like a cross between Big Bird and a parrot, Cee Lo takes home the award for most out-there Grammys attire. 

5. Madonna, 1999

The legend herself dons a bold red kimono. But it wouldn't be Madonna if there wasn't some patent leather in there.

6. MIA, 2009

A very pregnant MIA won't let that stop her from performing. Black and white polka dots play up her baby bump.

7. Michael Jackson, 1984

Setting the record for most sequins on a suit, the King of Pop never fails to impress. He set another record winning 8 Grammys that year.

8. Taylor Swift, 2010

Dressing the part of someone about to become the youngest person ever to take home the trophy for Album of the Year (along with 3 other awards), this gown cemented Taylor's transition from country teen idol to global pop star.

9. Toni Braxton, 2001

More than a few jaws dropped when Toni Braxton showed up to accept her award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist in what can hardly even be called a dress.

10. Lady Gaga, 2010

Practically everything Lady Gaga has ever worn becomes iconic, but this particular Armani creation is out of this world.

11. Britney Spears, 2000

The one and only Britney Spears dons a classic all-white dress and shawl, a shift from her normal pop star get-ups.

12. Adele, 2012

The powerhouse vocalist looks sleek and sophisticated in Armani Prive before taking home 6 golden statues that night.

13. Celine Dion, 1993

Celine makes a statement in this provacative black number long before sheer was the norm.

14. Nicki Minaj, 2012

Minaj's red riding hood get-up and controversial religious references became the talk of the town.

15. Beyoncé, 2004

Resembling a golden trophy herself, Queen B was statuesque decked out metallics.

16. Cyndi Lauper, 1984

This outfit may seem crazy, but it's actually quite normal by Cyndi Lauper's standards.

17. Jennifer Lopez, 2000

One of the most iconic looks at maybe any awards show ever. With a down-to-there neckline, this Versace dress is what made J. Lo a household name. She even repeated an updated version of this look at her recent concert in her home town of the Bronx.

Be sure to tune in to this year’s Grammys on February 8 for even more stunning outfits!