For This Year’s Grammy Awards, Kevin Parker Came Dressed As Tame Impala

The Perth-based singer went all out for this year’s Grammys in baroque, Italianate opulence.

I know it's controversial to say in these times, but red carpet arrivals aren't usually about men, are they? I mean yes, the occasional Billy Porter or Harry Styles situation will sometimes add a bit of spice to the sea of blandness, but in general? Dull. 

So I was happy to see Tame Impala's Kevin Parker leave my preconceptions for dead when he rolled up to this year's Grammys red carpet in head-to-toe in luscious, psychedelic chic – in other words, the perfect sartorial representation of Tame Impala itself. 

Yep, the Perth-based frontman (and I guess only man – this year I learnt Tame Impala and Kevin Parker are one and the same) was in his element at the 63rd annual Grammy awards, dressed in an animal print silver shirt under a broderie-style jacket in lime green. The singer wore a pair of flowy green trousers, plus decadent white loafers adorned with gold chain detail to match. In summary: an extremely flamboyant showing from Tame Impala that somehow just works. 

The Australian band (our Tame Impala) is nominated for two Grammys this year – "Lost In Yesterday" was nominated for Best Rock Song, while their 2020 record The Slow Rush is up for Best Alternative Album. 

Kevin posed for photos clutching what looks to be a wooden prayer bracelet. Big 'Italianate Jesus at 2am' vibes. 

Big ups to Tame Impala for this sartorial twist of lime. Whew. Count me refreshed

Channel 10 are screening the GRAMMY Awards live on Monday 15 March from 11AM AEDT. You can watch in HD on TV or stream the show live, or later via catch-up, on 10Play.

Written by Reena Gupta, a Melbourne-based writer for MTV Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @purpletank. 

Editor's Note: MTV and Channel 10 are both subsidiaries of ViacomCBS.

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