The Melodies, the Hitmakers and their Wardrobes
updated 03/17/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/17/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST
Others were more in tune with convention. Gloria Estefan did justice to a cream-colored Hervé Léger, Jewel sparkled in a filmy Gianfranco Ferre, and 14-year-old LeAnn Rimes accepted her awards for best new artist and best female country performer in a baby-blue Christina Perrin. And while reviews of the CBS broadcast were so-so, talk show host Rolonda Watts noted the Grammys had one advantage over other awards. "You get to put on the longest lashes in your makeup drawer," she said, "and snap your fingers to good music."