If you were wondering where some of your favorite music artists were during the Grammy Awards Sunday night, you are among millions. Rumors swirle that many ditched the show as a result of various album snubs - think Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lady Gaga. They may have skipped the big music event for a night of Guitar Hero, as Miley Cyrus revealed on her Instagram, but they did not skip Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy event Saturday night. Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson skipped the Grammys but brought style to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Rihanna sent photographers in a frenzy when she arrived in a breathtaking Alexandre Vauthier spring 2014 couture gown. Rihanna glided in revealing the full length of her famous legs in a gold gown with a neckline plunging to her naval.
Consistently best dressed star Taylor Swift donned a short black frock also showing off her long stems. Chrissy Teigen revealed much in a gold gown while Paula Patton donned a shear and red gown which would have worked better on the Grammy Awards red carpet than the black and white animal striped gown she did wear.
A special salute to industry icons honoring Lucian Grainge brought legends out including Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, and Rod Stewart. The evening boasted performances by Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons, R. Kelly, and Macklemore. Taylor Swift and Rihanna danced in their seats while Taylor Swift caught up with newcomer performing artist Lorde and the Osbourne family sat cozy with Gloria Estefan.
View the scene from the pre-Grammy Gala in the slideshow.