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Lady Gaga raises the outrageous bar on a surprisingly sedate Grammys red carpet - here are the best and worst looks

Lady Gaga arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Lady Gaga arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Lady Gaga arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Detailed view of Lady Gaga's shoes and dress as she arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Manika poses as she arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Janelle Monae arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Jacqueline Van Bierk arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Recording artist Joy Villa arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Model Chrissy Teigan and musician John Legend arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Model Bella Hadid arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Ellie Goulding arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ellie Goulding arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Ciara arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Florence Welch arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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You can usually rely on the Grammys for all manner of outrageous red carpet looks but this year was surprisingly sedate - apart from Lady Gaga.

Although she has been sporting a somewhat more demure look of late (remember her sensational black dress and peroxide Marilyn hair combo at the Golden Globes?), she reverted to her trademark outrageous self for the Grammys.

We saw echoes of it at the Super Bowl last week when she wore a red sequin suit with matching eyeshadow and towering blonde hair.

And she took that look to the next level for the Grammys with a custom Marc Jacobs electric blue full length coat dress adorned with sparkly embellishment and teamed with her trademark towering platforms.

Once again she sported sparkly eyeshadow - this time blue - and wore a flame red wig.

Given she's performing a tribute to the late great David Bowie, her red carpet costume was more than befitting of the occasion.

It's a pity there wasn't a bit more crazy on the red carpet - most of the bigger stars played it safe.

Here are some of the best and worst on the night:

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Singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Selena Gomez nails it - the colour, the texture the fit are all sublime.

 

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Ellie Goulding arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Deceptively plain from the front, when Ellie Goulding turned around the full impact can be seen...

 

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Ellie Goulding arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

...gorgeous.

 

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Singer Janelle Monae arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Pushing the boat out in a sea of mediocrity is Janelle Monae who looked like she was dressed for the Grammys red carpet as opposed to the more bland awards ceremonies.

 

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Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The colour is beautiful but the jury's out on this one - not her best look.

 

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Manika poses as she arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

There's a law that somebody must be semi-naked and Manika was happy to oblige...

 

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Recording artist Joy Villa arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

... but she wasn't the only one.

 

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Jacqueline Van Bierk arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

We commend Jacqueline Van Bierk for bringing a bit more crazy.

 

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Dencia arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Although Dencia may have taken it too far in her pink onesie.

 

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Singer Ciara arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Ciara wins Highest Thigh High Split of the Night.

 

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Singer Florence Welch arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Florence Welch looked decidedly Florence Welch in Gucci.  She'll divide opinion but at least she provided a welcome break from the myriad of black gowns and trouser suits.

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Model Bella Hadid arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Speaking of black, if you're going to do it you might as well be a supermodel.  Bella Hadid looks sensational.

 

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Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Kaley Cuoco's sparkly jumpsuit teamed with bronzed skin and tousled crop was simple but stunning.

 

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Model Chrissy Teigan and musician John Legend arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

We're awarding Most Stylish Couple to Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend.  Just look at them!

 

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