She wasn’t nominated for anything, but Nicole Trunfio made sure she was remembered for something at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The Australian model showed up to stand by her man, literally, wearing what proved to be the red carpet’s two most prevalent gown trends – heavy metals and artfully exposed skin.
The 70s-inspired dress, from London-based designer Nicholas Oakwell’s couture line, has a lot going on with its billowing sleeves, paneled metallic fabric, gaping body and thick metallic belt. Though apparently that ain’t no thang when you have legs the length of most people’s entire bodies. If “boho luxe” wasn’t the cringiest phrase in existence, we’d probably use it here.
Nicole has her own line of jewelry, Trunfio Jewels, but chose pieces from Jacqui Aish for the occasion. And luckily, her boyfriend Gary Clark Jr. wasn’t totally overshadowed, walking away with the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Other Antipodean winners included noted sunglass head Alex Perry, who had one of his tangerine creations worn by Giuliana Rancic, and Lorde, who teamed her questionable ink manicure with a tailored white button-down and wide-legged trousers.