Grammys parade of out-there fashion kicks off in rain

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Grammys parade of out-there fashion kicks off in rain
Fantastic Negrito poses in the press room with the award for best contemporary blues album for "Please Don't Be Dead" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer suits, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday in Los Angeles.

Kyle Tree of the EDM duo Grey was inadvertently ready in a rain slicker that was, yes, the color gray, as was his hair and that of music producing partner Michael Trewartha, both among the night’s nominees.

Fantastic Negrito, the Oakland, California-born blues artist, represented in a red suit with large, colorful swatches for pockets. His silver necklace of two fish used to be a belt buckle, said the upcycling enthusiast.

Weezer, on the other hand, kept it relaxed in scoop T-shirts under jackets that included mauve and baby blue.

Ben Harper went full bedazzle in a jacket showing off yellow sequins worn with a broad-brim hat.