Jo’s take on Grammy outfits

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Kanye West should be banned from the Grammys Forever.

The man doesn’t know how to conduct himself. Jumping up on stage every time you disagree with who wins is not professional — it is extremely childish. His newborn North has more sense than he does.

As if he didn’t learn anything with the Taylor Swift incident, he did it all again this year making an a-- out of himself. Beck was a gentleman and took the stunt good-naturedly, but I really wish that someone would talk some sense to Kanye. He needs to shut up, sit down, and show some respect.

Beyonce does not need to win every award to prove her abilities. And she certainly doesn’t need Kanye to come to her defense. We all know how talented she is, but there are others that deserve recognition too.

The world of pop music does not revolve around the talents of West, Jay-Z, and Beyonce alone.

Many musicians, vocalists, and songwriters stoke the star-making machinery.

Aside from Kanye, Grammy Night 2015 was pretty much the same old, same old. Celebs strolled the red carpet — most without any fashion sense — looking for that special spot in the sunlight. Do these people not have mirrors in their homes?

As an aside, here’s a little FYI: If you really want to know how old a woman is, don’t look at her hands, look at her knees. Ladies, no matter how tanned, toned, and fit you are, the knees show your age.

Courteney Cox wore a beautiful frock but it was far too short to wear without a pair of L’eggs. Those knees diminished the whole ensemble.

Courteney, honey, you look amazing, but wear some hose.

I don’t care if you spray yourself to a Coppertone 50, knees are knees.

On the flip side, Rihanna is 26 years old, not 15. There is no need to dress for a quinceañera.

A bit of advice, “Rhi Rhi, that dress made you look like a Barbie-doll princess cake. Next year, less poof.”

There were many outfits that defied the imagination, but my choice for the most tasteless was Madonna. Really? A cheek-less-chap matador outfit?

You would think that at 57 years old, she should have known better. Kudos, though, for at least wearing sky-high boots to cover those knees.

But Not for Nuthin,™ in the future, the following guidelines should be in place for all attendees: Kanye West is not invited; proper attire must be worn (up-to and including no cheek-less-chap matador outfits, plunging neck lines, and rising hem lines to be at a tasteless level. That also means Kim Kardashian must not come in a lame robe closed with a clip at the waist); and when in doubt, sew it up. Last but not least — get a mirror. If your outfit is going to elicit a headline of “WTF was she thinking?” don’t wear it.

Follow me on Twitter @JDelBuono.

Joanna DelBuono writes about national issues — such as fashion — every Wednesday on E-mail her at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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