This year's Grammy red carpet was so weird — and so weirdly entertaining — that designations like "good" and "bad" almost seem arbitrary. You'll have to be the judge...although in the case of Nicole Kidman, I'm guessing we'll reach consensus...
The Good: Don't worry: sparkle-motion was well-represented. Selena Gomez was grown-up glam incarnate.
SLeAnn Rimes contrasted sparkle with drape.
SYou know I love it when Kim goes pure bombshell.
SJanelle Monae, red-carpet version.
SHeidi Klum reps Old Hollywood.
SSelma Blair continues the run of amazing maternity we've seen in 2011.
SLoving how Margaret Cho's sober romance highlights her ink!
SIt's the lines that make Jennifer Hudson's getup.
SDianna Agron channels "Madame X."
SThis isn't my fave of Lea's choices, but let's face it: the dame looks fabulous.
SAnna Nalick's seaweedy exercise in excess is among the evening's best!
SNicki Minaj does not disappoint. And this should mark the ne plus ultra of the leopard trend.
STo understand the full glory of Florence Welch's symphony of awesome...
SYou gotta see the back view!
SKeri Hilson combines eccentric and pure pretty.
SCyndi Lauper, unbowed, unchastened, unshamed, fabulous.
SThe Bad: I'm sorry, this is just unfortunate.
SI'm sure Justin Bieber's a nice kid, but man, he looks like the douchiest Junior prom king in the world in this getup.
SEva Longoria takes a walk on the harlequin-costume side.
SSkintight and sequins and animal print? A bit Liberace, Miley.
SAmber Riley's normally one of my red-carpet reliables, but this is just too reminiscent of toxic-waste emblems for comfort!
SOn the plus side, Kelly Osbourne is probably making her inner five-year-old very, very happy.
SY'know, I think with a different bodice, Natasha Bedingfield might have pulled this off. What say you?
SI fear J.Lo forgot her pants. Happens to the best of us.
SSomeone thinks he's Hunter S.Thompson (as played by Depp.) He ain't.
SIf Mya wants to feel like she has poisonous asps crawling up her dress all day, I guess I shouldn't mind...
SHayley Williams goes for dramatic simplicity. Sorta.
SJordin Sparks' dress is like a curtain opening on a show that closes after one week of lackluster ticket sales and abysmal reviews.
SWell. I guess we know who's buying that million-dollar Victoria's Secret jewel-encrusted bra. And that last shower curtain at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
SI'll be frank: I kind of love this. But at the end of the day, it's just a little Varsity Blues.
SThen things took a turn for the Burlesque. Exhibit A: Kristine Elejaz.
SAnd Gram'ma Funk.
SAnd did we mention...Aleesia?