Awards shows mean fashion and plenty of it, but the Grammys are something special. No event matches its mix of outré style and attention-grabbing outfits. One of the few occasions where a little black dress or simple tux just won’t cut it, its red carpet necessitates bold expressions of personality. The designer pieces chosen by the artists attending often do more than look good—they assert exactly who they are and their musical message. At 2021’s ceremony, the mood was irreverent and daring. The tone was set by Harry Styles, who began the ceremony with a fresh rendition of his hit, ‘Watermelon Sugar’ and a reinterpretation of his signature look. In head-to-toe Gucci black leather suit and a mint feather boa, Styles went glam rock as he displayed a fresh side of his sound and onstage persona.