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Cardi B Completely Won The Grammys Red Carpet Last Night, And I'm Absolutely In Love With The Designer Of Her Dress

The gown was custom-made for Cardi — and it was one of the most stunning things on the red carpet this year.

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Last night, Cardi B attended the 2023 Grammy Awards as a presenter, but that didn't stop her from having the most 🔥 "gag-worthy" (to quote Vogue) look 🔥 on the red carpet.

Cardi posing on the red carpet with her left hand on her hip as she shows off her sculptural dress

The Grammy-winning rapper showed up in a custom-made gown by Indian fashion designer Gaurav Gupta, and, needless to say, the internet is obsessed.

A side-view of Cardi posing for photographers on the Grammys red carpet

People are calling the look feminine, stunning, architectural — heck, Entertainment Tonight even called her "an actual work of art," and they're not the only ones.

Cardi B is an actual work of art. 💙#GRAMMYs

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She's undoubtedly one of the favorite looks of the night. In fact, I'd call her the best.


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While the gown was custom-made for Cardi, it's actually a modified piece from the Gaurav Gupta SS23 couture collection, revealed last month in Paris.

A model walking down the runway in the original piece which features a similar sculpted fabric that sits over the head. This outfit is a jumpsuit rather than a dress

For your viewing pleasure, here are a couple more pieces from the collection:

Left,: a model wears a voluminous layered gown with a high back. The model in the middle's wearing an architectural jumpsuit with a shoulder piece that juts out. On the right, the model's wearing a short dress that has an architectural shoulder piece/hood

Now, if you don't know Gaurav Gupta by name, you've probably seen a design or two of his before — he's dressed a ton of celebrities already for everything from red carpet events to magazine covers.

Gaurav Gupta at his 2023 couture spring show in Paris acknowledging the audience

Best known for sculptural silhouettes, Gaurav Gupta founded his label in 2005 and has spent the last 18 years carving "a world that is Indian at its core and boundless in its form, merging indigenous Indian construction and embellishing techniques with his idea of the future," according to the label's site.

Couturier Gaurav Gupta works on a a dress on a form in his studio

So here are 12 more celebrities wearing absolutely stunning and, well, phantasmagoric looks by Gaurav Gupta:

1. Megan Thee Stallion at the 2022 Academy Awards:

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards in a strapless ruffled dress with a sweetheart neckline and a thigh-high slit
A side-view of Megan Thee Stallion in her gown

2. Lizzo for her Lizzo: Live in Concert poster:

Lizzo wears a tightly layered dress that mimics flower petals that is one-shouldered

3. Mary J. Blige at the Time100 Gala:

Mary J. Blige attends the 2022 Time 100 Gala in a short strapless gown that has sculptural sleeves that flow down her arms in waves
A view of Mary J. Blige's dress from the back. The dress has cutouts on her lower back

4. Aishwarya Rai at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival:

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the screening of "Armageddon Time" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the red carpet in a short-ballooned sleeve dress with an extreme high back

Fun fact: The gown that Aishwarya is wearing is called "The Venus Sculpture," and it was inspired by Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus:

A visitor takes a video with her smartphone of Sandro Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Tuscany

5. Iman Vellani at the Ms. Marvel premiere in 2022:

Iman Vellani wears a one-sleeved dress with a dramatic high shoulder detail

6. Jennifer Hudson at the 2022 Producers Guild Awards:

7. Priyanka Chopra at the 2010 ITA Awards:

Priyanka Chopra smiles as she wears a one-shoulder wrapped dress

8. Catrinel Marlon at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival:

9. Saweetie at the 2020 Grammy Awards:

Saweetie poses on the red carpet in one-shoulder, slightly sheer dress with a small train
Saweetie looks over her shoulder as she shows off her dress

10. Fan Bingbing at the 2018 Handa Watch World Christmas Event:

11. Raline Shah at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival:

Raline Shah stands with one hand on her hip as she poses on the red carpet in her low-cut floor-length gown

12. And finally, Olivia Culpo for Miss Universe 2019:

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo attends the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant in a strapless gown that features layers of ruffles and is belted just below the bustline

Are you stunned? Has your breath been taken away? Because my jaw is definitely on the floor. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Which look is your favorite and why?

For more of Gaurav Gupta (because these 13 celebs are certainly not the only he's styled), find the label's site here and Instagram here.

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