For formal wear aficionados, the 2013 Awards Season has been a string of exciting trends and formal statements, the best of which all seem to stem from a respect of the timeless classics. This was especially true when Justin Timberlake took the stage at the 2013 Grammy’s.
Like him or hate him, JT’s talent is hard to dispute after his Black Tie performance of “Suit and Tie” and his debut of “Pusher Love Girl” at the 2013 Grammy’s. Of course, while we do appreciate musical talent and gladly give accolades where they are due, we were, because we are sartorial geeks, at least as excited about the performance’s aesthetic.
In case you missed it, check out the performance below, so we’re all on the same page.
The first thing we noticed was the obvious throwback style to the big band era. In fact, JT & the Tennessee Kids looked a lot more like Sinatra and the Rat Pack. And as if to drive the point home even more that this was a throwback performance, the show turned sepia-tone, both in lighting and broadcasting. That for us was the first part of a very powerful statement; the part that said “This style was cool then.”
Then after collaborator Jay-Z took the stage and helped JT wrap up “Suit and Tie”, Timberlake debuted a new song, “Pusher Love Girl”, from his upcoming album titled “The 20/20 Experience.” When he did, the sepia-tone stage gave way to blue lights, then fully to color. The rest of the show remained colorful and well lit, while the big band feel and classic black tie tuxedos continued to dominate. And that’s the 2nd part of the powerful statement: “It’s still cool now.”
Check out a few of Timberlake’s performance stills and pre-show photo ops:
To see more pictures and articles of the performance, as well as other noticeably well dressed recording artists, check out these articles below:
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