The BRIT Awards was held on the 11th of May despite the pandemic.
There was no need for face masks or social distancing as the ceremony was part of a government live events trial examining how live music concerts might work post-Covid.
That meant the stars could turn up in person, accept their trophies in front of a live audience and most importantly, walk the red carpet.
Many took the opportunity to serve up some seriously stylish looks and make up for lost time after a year of largely virtual awards ceremonies.
Here are a few of the brightest and best.
Dua Lipa wore a custom-made Vivienne Westwood to collect her awards for British Album and British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards.
Taylor Swift wore a custom-made Miu Miu silver two-piece to collect her Global Icon Award.
To receive their British Group award – making history as the first female group to do so, Leigh-Anne Pinnock wore Maison Margiella, Jade Thirlwall wore Vivienne Westwood and Perrie Edwards wore David Koma.
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter wore a fluorescent gown by Dior.
The host wore an Area jewel-encrusted suited mini.
Rina Sawayama served up an equally jaw-dropping look, wearing a light purple Balmain Couture dress.
Mabel won best female solo artist at last year’s Brit Awards, which took place just before the pandemic. She returned this year, wearing a beautiful lime green Tony Ward couture dress.
The Rising Star recipient wore a celestial headpiece and a ribbon-hemmed dress by Susan Fang for the red carpet.
The singer wore a monochrome, feathered dress and headband by Ashley Williams.
Jessie Ware wore a flowing Valentino gown.