Grammys 2011 Dress Trend: Metallic Gowns

Heidi Klum J.Lo Kim Kardashian Miley Cyrus metallic dresses Grammys

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Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Miley Cyrus in metallic dresses at the 2011 Grammys

You can't have the Grammys without a little heavy metal. Or in the case of this year's awards, a lot.

The red carpet boasted a Fort Knox–worthy display of metallic gowns—the perfect complement to all those platinum records.

Jennifer Lopez led the pack in a thigh-grazing, disco ball–chic silver Emilio Pucci minidress paired with dramatic hair extensions, silver Christian Louboutin Very Mix pumps, Daniel Swarovski's Goa crystal clutch, and $340,000 worth of Cartier jewelry, including two panther cocktail rings. Way to show off those Venus-approved legs!

Teen queens Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez also couldn't resist the metallic trend. While Cyrus wore a sparkling tiger-print Roberto Cavalli gown (the same one she wore for Marie Claire's March cover) and Ofira baubles, Gomez opted for a slinky, buttery-gold J. Mendel creation accessorized with Brian Atwood heels, a Judith Leiber clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

The 24kt fashion also proved surprisingly versatile, as demonstrated by golden girls Heidi Klum and LeAnn Rimes. While Klum went for glitzy and glam in a sequined Julien Macdonald number with cutout shoulders and a leg slit that revealed her python Christian Louboutin peep-toe heels, Rimes's sparkling Reem Acra ensemble had an art deco vibe thanks to its artful draping and her slicked-back bun.

Finally, there was no last-place finish for the ultrasexy Kim Kardashian, whose bronze beaded KaufmanFranco halter-neck dress had a '70s-era showgirl effect as it flashed generous amounts of cleavage and thigh. Platinum jewelry, including a snake cuff, was provided by Lorraine Schwartz.

Hey, just because you aren't up for a trophy doesn't mean you can't dress like one.

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