Best Dressed at the 2008 Grammys

See who rocked the red carpet (Carrie! Fergie!) at the 50th anniversary of music's biggest award show. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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The best female country vocal performance winner goes for high drama in her

plunging floral Zuhair Murad, Mary Norton clutch and long blonde locks.

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BEYONCé

BEYONCé
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The singer is simply spectacular in a pale blue tulle and silver beaded Elie

Saab haute couture gown, Lorraine Schwartz diamonds and newly blonde shoulder-length locks.

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FERGIE

FERGIE
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Calling this year "a very special moment for me," the pop nominee is a ray of

sunlight in her Calvin Klein yellow gown and Cartier diamonds.

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MILEY CYRUS

MILEY CYRUS
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The Hannah Montana star looks all grown up in her white sequined

Celine dress and Sergio Rossi heels and clutch.

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RIHANNA

RIHANNA
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The "Umbrella" nominee sticks to her edgy and cool style in a ruffled and feathered cobalt

blue Zac Posen and Chopard jewels. As for her newly short do, the nominee

says she "loves it" and if she changes it, she'd go "a little

shorter, if anything."

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS
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The Grammy winner sweeps down the red carpet in a custom Giorgio Armani

Privé sapphire duchess satin gown and Diamond in the Rough

earrings. The singer says it "felt like the right time to mix it up" with her edgy Mohawk-inspired

hair.

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TAYLOR SWIFT

TAYLOR SWIFT
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The best new artist nominee matches her bright eyes to her beaded purple

Sandi Spika gown and loose ringlets. While her gown is custom-made for her,

she does admit to her Jimmy Choo heels being "totally borrowed."

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NATASHA BEDINGFIELD

NATASHA BEDINGFIELD
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The British singer calls her purple Reem Acra gown "very flowy and

glamourous" – we definitely agree!

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JAY-Z

JAY-Z
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The rap mogul jokes on the red carpet that his closet is "two stories, two

whole floors" – no wonder he looks so sharp in his tuxedo.

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LUDACRIS

LUDACRIS
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The rapper is head-to-toe in Giorgio Armani , explaining that he "just came

back from Milan, Italy," where he saw the full collection from the venerable

designer.

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NELLY FURTADO

NELLY FURTADO
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

The singer and nominee is a modern goddess in her bright blue Arthur Mendoca gown, who

says the best part of her blonde hair is "getting away with a little bit

more."

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FAITH HILL

FAITH HILL
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

The country superstar is the ultimate sophisticate in her one-shouldered Valentino

black gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and sleek coiff.

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