Five days ago CBS got a lot of attention for a "grotesquely-worded" email sent out to all Grammy attendees. The "network standards and practices" memo (quoted here) seems a rather hopeless attempt to rein in an event that everyone knows is going to be a sheer-dress-fest. And as it turned out, the memo was honored more in the breach than the observance by the red-carpet talent.
Gawker has identified some of the most high-profile culprits, using the language from the CBS memo. They call out Katy Perry for exposing "bare sides or under curvature of the breasts," Rihanna for her "sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples," and Ashanti for multiple infractions: "thong type costumes," "bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack," "bare sides or under curvature of the breasts," and exposure of "'puffy' bare skin" in "the genital region." None of their outfits seems particularly outrageous for an award-ceremony dress, but we'll leave you to judge from the picture above.
The CBS memo seems so likely to be ignored by Grammy attendees, in fact, that perhaps it was designed to achieve publicity for the network rather than demure evening wear from the stars.
Posted 6:30pm PST.