Grammys 2014: White party

Published 1:11 PM ET, Mon January 27, 2014
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For a moment during Sunday's Grammy Awards, we wondered if we'd missed the memo about wearing all-white. Several stars both on the red carpet and on the stage looked like they were en route to a Diddy party with their glaringly pale ensembles, such as Madonna here, who wore white from hat to cane. Take a look to see what we mean: Heather Wines/cbs/Landov
The first thought several of you had when you spotted Paris Hilton on the red carpet is "why is she there?" (Answer: She's signed to Cash Money.) But the second thought was, "wow, her dress is stunning." Jason Merritt/Getty Images
We're cheating a little bit because Katy Perry's pale gauzy gown also has music notes on it, but come on -- this is Katy Perry. Even if there was a mandate to wear all white, she'd still give it her own spin. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS
Cee Lo Green and Shauni were a vision as they arrived at the Grammys on January 26. Is it just us, or is Cee Lo actually glowing? Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS
Part of the majesty of Kendrick Lamar's performance with Imagine Dragons during the 56th Grammys was the stark contrast of their all-white outfits against the set. Lamar and the band were ready and willing to stand out -- and they did. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Sara Bareilles was a bird of a feather in her white frock and we loved every minute of it. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS
What's better than a pair of Francophone robots? A pair of Francophone robots in the sharpest, cleanest white suits we've ever seen. If this is the future, please sign us up. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
We have a theory that the reason we didn't see Beyoncé walking the red carpet -- aside from the fact that she had to open the show -- is because she wanted to spare all the other mere mortals from having to walk next to her in this dress. JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
The only thing upstaging Steven Tyler's rock-star-white suit was his mustache. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers was the very definition of "so fresh, so clean" as he walked the red carpet with Kandy Johnson Isley. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Musician Nile Rodgers topped off his sparkling white suit with a blue beret -- you know, just to keep it funky. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Iggy Azalea was a class act in this all-white gown a the Grammy Awards. Subtle, but also sexy. We give it an "A." Jason Merritt/Getty Images