With its inventive musical performances and anything-goes red carpet, we like to think of the Grammy Awards as the Oscars’ rebellious musical cousin. And what better place for celebs to try out the ensembles of their eccentric dreams than a venue so, well, creative?

In honor of the 64th annual Grammy Awards—which will take place on Sunday, April 3—we’re taking a walk down memory lane. From Lady Gaga channeling Saturn to J.Lo’s legendary plunging Versace dress, here are 14 of the most memorable looks from Grammys past.

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1. When Cher Was a Beautiful Butterfly (1974)

Long before she performed in nipple pasties, the “Believe” singer walked the red carpet in an outfit we swear we saw at Coachella.

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2. And Lil’ Kim left her pants at home (1998)

One might say the “Lady Marmalade” rapper trail-blazed the way for Lady Gaga’s many pants-less looks.

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3. When J.Lo Pledged Allegiance to Double-Sided Tape (2000)

This gauzy green Versace dress will never not be shocking.

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Elliott got her freak on and gave us all the Paris Hilton vibes in the process.

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5. When Lady Gaga Looked To the Stars for Fashion Inspo (2010)

What has more rings: Saturn or Gaga’s dress?

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6. And Nicki Minaj Took a Page Out of Little Red Riding Hood’s Playbook (2012)

Over the river and through the woods, to the Grammys she goes.

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7. When Pharrell Williams Donned the Sorting Hat from ‘Harry Potter’ (2014)

Williams is definitely a Gryffindor.

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8. And Rihanna Wore a Loofah (2015)

Ri-Ri’s bringing sudsy back.

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9. When the Carters Looked like IRL Bonnie and Clyde (2018)

Jay-Z and Yoncé let Blue Ivy shine like a diamond amidst their matching Bonnie and Clyde meets The Matrix looks.

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10. And When Pink Found Her Flock (2018)

Pinks of a feather flock together.

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11 When Cardi B brought an oyster as her plus-one (2019)

The chicest mollusk we ever did see.


12. When BILLIE EILISH left us green with envy in her GUCCI ensemble (2020)

Not only did she win with this red carpet look, but she also won album of the year.

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13. And when Ariana Grande channeled her inner Disney princess (2020)

She accessorized the one-of-a-kind Giambattista Valli dress with gloves and custom Louboutins.

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14. And finally, when Taylor Swift wore florals for spring (2021)

How groundbreaking.

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