The redemption day has come: after being ferociously attacked by detractors after the Super Bowl mishap, Christina has stricken back at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. She gave an incredible rendition of a classic song by Aretha Franklin, Ain’t No Way, as a tribute to the American legendary songstress, along with Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams.
I’m so glad she opted for a sparkling – yet classy – outfit. It looks like she’s slowly finding her own style and the Old Hollywood glamourous mood is the one which incredibly suits her and enhances her frame. I love her hairstyle, too: she looks good but a bit boring with straight hair, while wavy, a little backcombed hair – à la Dolly Parton – is sensational on her.
In this beautiful picture, where she’s smiling, we can get a glimpse of her dress. She wore a custom-made Roberto Cavalli strapless dress, with a short train (which I think was the cause of her spill at the end of the performance) and a gorgeous glittering all-over embroidery.
The slightly squared neckline of the bodice is inspired to the geometric embellishments on the front of the dress. Something I still don’t understand is her red lip-shaped microphone stand: I think it’s quite disquieting, don’t you?
Here she is backstage with her co-performers. They all looked and sounded gorgeous. I particularly love the Elie Saab dress seen on Florence Welch (but on the red carpet she wore a breathless creation from the Givenchy spring 2011 Haute Couture collection) and the black top by Alexander McQueen on Jennifer Hudson.
In the jewellery department, she wore the same Classic Crystal Haze cuff she wore at the Super Bowl, adding two diamond rings (one of which is the Large Sushi ring, from the Jewels Verne fine collection) and diamond earrings.
Before closing, two clarifications. In case you are wondering why I didn’t write a post on the red carpet, the reason is simple: I actually liked only one outfit (Florence Welch’s), so it would have been pointless to write about her only. The second specification is about Christina’s performance: I must admit I’m getting tired of haters, who accuse her of being racist and a copycat, not to mention the endless rumours about a possible pregnancy or of alcohol-abuse. The funniest negative comments usually accuse her of over-singing, which is so absurd: maybe people are getting used to listening to computer-enhanced voices (my list could be endless, when it comes to this), because you must be deaf not to realize the power and the soul in her voice. Don’t you agree?