Out of every show during award season The Grammys is definitely my favorite to watch. Not only for the awesome musical performances, but the fashion. We all know that Grammy fashion is so much different than Oscar or Golden Globe fashion. The Grammys gives celebrities the chance to be a little different and push the limits of fashion. But this year the talent received a memo from CBS Program Practices stating:
“CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe.
Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.
Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible "puffy" bare skin exposure. Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared.
OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST. This as well, pertains to audience members that appear on camera. Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent's wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory”.
I understand why CBS put out this memo; they do not want another Janet Jackson Superbowl moment. But this memo makes the stylist’s job very difficult. Every celebrity wants to be on the best dressed lists the next day but it could be virtually impossible to meet the requests of CBS and keep the celebrities happy. I can imagine it was extremely hard for the stylists to find a piece that would not only look appropriate for the Grammys but also meet both the talents and CBS’ request. Its guidelines like these that a stylist should research before going shopping for their client.
Grammy Dress Code Violators: