The Grammys red carpet is usually known for hosting awards season’s wildest and most risqué looks. And while the 2022 awards show still produced some creative ensembles, from Billie Eilish’s architectural Rick Owens trench coat to Chlöe’s sequined Valentino number and matching cape, this year’s red carpet also saw the unexpected addition of a more understated, classic Old Hollywood accessory: opera gloves. At least eight Grammy-goers wore different gloves, including Saweetie, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Kourtney Kardashian, Billy Porter, Allison Russell, DJ Millie and Emonee LaRussa.
Saweetie and Porter had a matching style moment when they both wore fuchsia gloves from Valentino’s recent memorably monochromatic collection. Rodrigo, on the other hand, based her gothic-inspired Vivienne Westwood gown on black opera gloves, which she finished off with a playful pink statement ring. As with many red carpet trends, Beyoncé did it first: you may recall that she wore leather gloves with her Schiaparelli mini dress to last year’s awards show. Could this be a sign to stock up on opera gloves for the upcoming wedding season? We’ll leave that up to you, but for now, get inspired by all the style stars who incorporated gloves into their looks at the 2022 Grammy Awards.