Tonight the biggest stars in music are gathering to celebrate the best moments in the last year in music, and on Tuesday several of them will gather at The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York City to tape “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute.” This is a tradition that has come after several other artists including Whitney Huston, Frank Sinatra, and The Bee Gees have all been honored. It also comes on the heels of last weeks announcement that Elton will be embarking on a 300 city 3 year international farewell tour. He says “My priorities have changed. I have young children.” I am really interested in seeing what this show will bring. As I am sure you are aware thanks to his flamboyant on and off stage wardrobe Elton became a bit of a fashion icon and almost all of the looks that I picked for stars to wear on Tuesday’s red carpet were inspired by him and definitely all things I think he would give his seal of approval to. John Legend will be one of the many performers at this concert on Tuesday so I went on a search for looks that I think that would be Elton John worthy for John and his wife Chrissy Teigan to rock on the red carpet. For Chrissy I went to this black silk Adam Selman Spring 2018 RTW sarong style gown which features a white feathered halter neckline and vented back. This gown to me is very chic, but the feathered halter gives it that bit of Elton flare. For the most part Chrissy has given us very fitted looks for her maternity style, but I think that this sarong gown would give a nice change of pace. Add a charcoal Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ marbled plexi clutch, black Christian Louboutin ‘Cross Fliketa’ strappy pumps, a sleek updo, smokey eye, and nude lips to ensure the neck isn’t competing with anything and I think that this would be a really chic moment for this red carpet. For John I went to the Gucci Spring 2018 Menswear collection and this red, white, and blue checkered blazer which features extra wide beaded trimmed lapels. This jacket is incredibly extra, but is also inspired by one of Elton’s stage costumes from the 1980’s. In fact it is almost a complete replica. I would take this jacket and tone it down for John with a pair of simple black Gucci classic tailored trousers, a white Gucci button down shirt, a black bow tie, and a pair of black leather Gucci lace up dress shoes to ensure it still feels authentic to his style while paying tribute to Elton.Kesha’s out there style definitely fits into the Elton John aesthetic, but for Tuesday night’s concert I decided to go for bold color over explosions of embellishments and details. I definitely think that this hot pink Gucci silk high neck silk maxi gown that I think that Kesha would be drawn to, and Elton is a friend of the house of Gucci, and I think that the color is just enough to make for a really great moment for Kesha on this red carpet. The oversized style of this gown is definitely something we have seen Kesha rock in the past, and I think that this gown would totally work. I think that with a large pink high bun updo, a thick smokey eye, nude lips, metallic hot pink Casadei open toe platform sandals, and a Gucci ‘Broadway’ glitter resin heart shaped minaudiere that Kesha would definitely be weird and fashionable all at the same time. Rising country star Maren Morris has definitely been one that I have kept my eyes on as she has started to become one to watch on the red carpets. She keeps upping her style game, thanks to hiring a new stylist, and making higher end choices for the designers that she wears on the red carpet. I went back to the Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2018 RTW collection, which she actually wore for the 2017 CMA Awards (the silver dress in the picture above,) but I think that this black furry coat layered over a black t-shirt dress which features a bold abstract print would be a fun look for this red carpet. I don’t think that this night will be all about gowns, and this is the kind of look that I think that Maren would totally turn this into a really chic moment for this red carpet. Add a sleek hairstyle, bold defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of black Oscar Tiye ‘Malikah’ velvet sandals to really ensure that this is a real look for Maren. Miley Cyrus is performing on the Grammy Awards stage with Elton tonight and will be on hand to perform at the “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” on Tuesday. For tonight’s performance with Elton I went to a Gucci look that was inspired by one of his stage costumes, like I did for John Legend, but for Tuesday I went to an original Bob Mackie design, who also helped dress Elton back in the day. This funky vintage Bob Mackie evening gown is fully sequined and beaded on a sheer black fabric and has multi-colored arrows pointing upward from the high low hem which features ostrich feather plumes dangling from beaded strips is definitely something I can see Miley being drawn to, and I think that it would be a perfect red carpet moment for an event honoring Elton John. The very 80’s glam statement of this gown would definitely need a chic updo, smokey eye, light pink lips, a pair of simple black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals, and a pink sapphire and diamond Piaget ear cuff to really bring this look together in a really modern way for this red carpet. As I have said a few times I get very up and down with my feelings on Miranda Lambert’s style and I am hoping that Tuesday she will deliver something very chic on this red carpet. I think that red Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2018 draped gown which features a plunging neckline, caped train, daring split, and delicate beaded embroidery would be a really beautiful moment for her. I don’t think that this look evokes the spirit of Elton John as much as other looks on this list, but I do think that it is perfect for Miranda. She isn’t one for much frills and over the top styles, so I think that this would be a great opportunity to deliver something really chic and glamorous. I did add a bit of kitsch to this look via a red Judith Leiber Couture guitar shaped crystal embellished clutch to pay homage to Miranda’s country music roots. I would add a loose updo, smokey eye, nude lip, red velvet RAYE ‘Blake’ sandals, and a pair of mid-century Beladora diamond spray earrings to round this look out in the most glamorous way possible. With Keith Urban performing at the “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” concert I am hoping that we see his gorgeous wife Nicole Kidman, on the red carpet or at least inside. Nicole is always a favorite to see on the red carpet and she always looks beautiful when she is putting the effort in to support Keith. Like Elton Nicole loves herself some Gucci on the red carpet and I think that she would look so incredibly chic wearing this dark violet Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 velvet midi dress which features full length puffy sleeves, a plunging neckline, and crystal floral embellishments. As a guest I think that this is a really chic moment, that is incredibly beautiful and perfect for a Nicole to wear as a guest on Tuesday night. Add a chic loose updo, simple defined eyes, a punchy pink lip, and a pair of silver Gianvito Rossi plexi/metallic leather sandals to ensure this look is perfection from head to toe.
“Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” will take place on Tuesday January 30, 2018 and will air on CBS later this year.