2. Cee-Lo Green, 2011
I’ll see your glasses and boas, Elton John, thought Mr. Green, and raise you a chain mail headpiece and a breastplate. Your move.
4. Grace Jones, 1983
Grace Jones, professional flawless human being, pulls off not one, but two massive hats in one night. Basically, Grace Jones is schooling you on how to be fashion-forward and avant-garde. It’s cool if you cradle a pair of black leather gloves as you dream of being half as fierce.
7. Dolly Parton, 1977
1. This woman does not age.
2. This is classic Dolly. SO Dolly, you guys.
3. Who can pull of a bright pink one-piece with a studded white vest? Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton, and only Dolly Parton.
8. OK Go, 2007
Nothing goes with gold and red brocade suits, hats, and glasses like disturbing red face masks. These outfits were featured in the music video for the group’s song “Do What You Want.” So this look is part fashion, part marketing stunt. Well played, OK Go.
10. ‘N Sync, 2001
Take it in. Take it all in. Start at the left, work your way right. Once you get to J.C., start heading left again. Repeat three times, minimum.
13. Margaret Cho, 2004
If you’re going, go hard. Margaret Cho’s peacock and mesh dress must have been giving the TV censors heart attacks, but when else are you going to get a chance to wear a peacock collar and peacock feather eyelashes? There’s always that parent-teacher conference next week, but you’re tired of getting side-eye from the principal.
P!nk, Katy Perry, and more!
P!nk’s 2010 performance included a semi-sheer bodysuit, arial silks, and dipping herself in water (without budging the most flawless gilttery smoky eye you’ve ever seen) — All. While. Singing.
Katy Perry at the 2012 awards was a vision of head-to-toe baby blue! Her bubblegum pink lip was inspired, and she looked like a goddess on the red carpet.
Tune in to CBS on Sunday, Jan. 26 to see killer performances by P!nk and Katy Perry!