The Carter family repped three different fashion houses at this year’s Grammys.
Jay-Z, who received the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award during Sunday’s ceremony, hit the red carpet in a custom Givenchy ensemble. The billionaire rap mogul wore a black wool jacket with a satin peak lapel, matching wool trousers, a black cotton poplin shirt, and a black feather flower brooch. He appeared to be sporting an ultra-rare Tiffany-stamped Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph (Ref. 5961R) on his wrist, too.
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Matriarch Beyoncé also opted for a French label, sporting a Louis Vuitton jacket and shorts from the fall 2024 ready-to-wear collection. Created by Pharell Williams, the line was inspired by the traditional cowboys of the American West. This set sees the label’s signature Damier check reimagined in eye-catching crystals. Bey fittingly topped off the look with a Stetson cowboy hat and stiletto pumps by Amina Muaddi. Mr. and Mrs. Carter have been a part of Pharell’s LV journey from the very beginning, sitting in the front row of his debut LV show in 2023. (Jay-Z also performed at the star-studded event.)
The couple’s eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, eschewed Gallic designs in favor of a frock by British designer Vivienne Westwood. As for accessories, the 12-year-old wore shoes by Larroude and a purse by Jeffrey Levinson. She was able to show off her ‘fit as she joined her father on stage as he received his latest accolade.
Jay-Z pulled no punches in his three-minute acceptance speech, highlighting the complicated past the Grammys has with hip-hop and his own family. He pointed out that Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff refused to attend the 1989 ceremony and accept their award for best rap performance when they learned the new category wouldn’t be televised. He added that in ’98, he “took a page out of that book” and boycotted the awards in support of DMX.
“I was nominated for the best rap album and DMX had dropped two albums that year and they were both number one—shout out to DMX—and he wasn’t nominated at all, so I boycotted it,” Jay-Z said. “I’m just saying we want y’all to get it right.”
Hov also went in to bat for his missus, stating Beyoncé has received the most Grammys of any musician (32 awards and 88 nominations) but has never won album of the year. He did end on a positive note, though.
“You got to keep showing up until they give you the accolades you feel you deserve,” he said. “Until they call you chairman, a genius, until they call you the greatest of all time.”
Jay-Z could already be considered a GOAT, especially since he and Kanye are the two most-awarded rappers in Grammy history. He’s definitely one of the best-dressed rappers, too.
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