Grammys Risk Takers - FOR PHOTO WALL

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KATY PERRY

KATY PERRY
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"It's musical for music's biggest night," the singer said of her straight-off-the-runway Valentino Haute Couture tulle gown, adorned with music notes on the skirt.

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COLBIE CAILLAT

COLBIE CAILLAT
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The double nominee chooses a one-shoulder red Ezra Santos design with a sheer panel across the chest and floral embellishments.

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SARA BAREILLES

SARA BAREILLES
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"This was the first one I tried on," the nominee said of her strapless high-low Blumarine gown. She also revealed that her braided hairstyle was inspired by The Hunger Games's Katniss Everdeen.

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KACEY MUSGRAVES

KACEY MUSGRAVES

"I feel like I'm floating," the best new artist nominee said of her Armani Privé gown. The nude tulle confection features lace tiers decorated with gold and silver Swarovski crystals.

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PARIS HILTON

PARIS HILTON

Leave it to Paris to make a white turtleneck look R-rated. Her beaded gown features sheer sleeves, a see-through panel down the side (and butt), plus an open back.

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ARIANA GRANDE

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On a scale from 1 to 10, how cheesy would it be to make a joke about the singer's last name in reference to the size of the skirt on her floral-printed Dolce amp Gabbana design?

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ALICIA KEYS
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MADONNA

MADONNA
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The Queen of Pop suits up – literally – for the show, rocking a Ralph Lauren Collection ensemble of wide-leg pants, a fitted blazer, shirt and tie, plus an oversize hat and a cane.

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PAULA PATTON

PAULA PATTON
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Speaking of blurred lines ... Paula wears a sheer Nicolas Jebran Haute Couture zebra-print gown with two lions at the collarbone.

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ZENDAYA COLEMAN

ZENDAYA COLEMAN
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SKYLAR GREY

SKYLAR GREY
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