She may have arrived at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammys party with boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger but it was Rita Ora who Miley Cyrus showered with affection.
The 22-year-old singer got up close and personal with the blonde beauty, puckering up for a kiss before they danced with their arms around each other at the star-studded bash held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
While Miley is smitten with Patrick and Rita, 24, is happily dating Ricky Hil, the two stars got cosy as they enjoyed one of music’s biggest nights out.
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Miley wore a long, form-fitting red dress which featured a halter top and a long slit up the performer’s right thigh.
The dress was a change for the singer, who is known for the more revealing and daring ensembles that she is usually seen wearing.
She coupled the figure-hugging dress with a pair of strappy silver heels and a coordinating silver handbag.
Her short blonde hair was styled straight for the occasion, and she sported bright red lipstick as well as a coordinating red manicure.
Rita arrived in a long white dress which appeared to take inspiration from Liz Hurley’s famed safety pin Versace gown.
However, she changed into a plunging black pantsuit for her performance with Iggy Azalea and left it on afterwards.
It was after her performance that she and Miley put on their display of affection as they took in the other performers.
Miley has been romantically linked to Patrick – who is descended from the Kennedy political dynasty and is the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver – since the late autumn.
She has labelled him the ‘best boyfriend ever’, and despite their different backgrounds the two do indeed seem well suited.
They have been spotted enjoying a series of vacations, as well as some rather daring nights out – including one at a strip club.
But while Arnie has given his son’s new squeeze the seal of approval with a family breakfast, Maria has not been seen with the controversial young star.
Indeed there have been various reports that the philanthropist does not approve of the blossoming relationship.
Meanwhile, if you’ve got it flaunt appeared to be the dress code at the biggest pre-party of the awards season.
Music’s top names normally put on quite a show on stage at the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala, but this year the show started early on the event’s star-studded red carpet.
As soon as the who’s who of the music industry started arriving at the Beverly Hilton, it was immediately clear that it did not matter what you wear as long as your legs took centre stage.
Singers Taylor Swift, Ora and Ciara set the pin parade off to fine start, with each lady choosing a different way to show case their steams at the event this year honouring Sony CEO Martin Bandier.
Certainly setting the standard high was Rita, who managed to make a long sleeve white dress anything but sedate and modest.
The songstress’ gown appeared to take inspiration from Liz Hurley’s famed safety pin Versace gown.
Instead of safety pins keeping the dress together, the Fifty Shades Of Grey star’s gown used a silver rivet and eyelet system to keep sections together, which also providing a sneak peek of flesh.
Obviously not shy, the British singer revealed she was wearing no undergarments as the dress had a skin flashing gap across her derriere.
If that was not enough, the cut out started above an impressive thigh high split, that showed off her toned and tanned leg.
The Black Widow singer accessorised her white hot frock with a pair if strappy on-trend heels, multiple silver rings and added a pop of colour courtesy of her bright red lips.
Also not a shrinking wallflower in white was Ciara, who somehow managed to show off even more skin than her fellow singer.
For her walk down the red carpet, the 1, 2 Step star also wore a long sleeve dress with a small train and the same shoes as Rita.
Keeping with the legs theme, the 29-year-old’s gown split almost all the way up to the top of her left thigh.
And she was not done there, Ciara’s dress also featured a plunging cleavage baring neckline and cut out sections on either side of her.
Upping the already very sexy dress’ saucy factor, the RnB star wore her long hair in voluminous waves cascading down her back.
Ignoring the usual red carpet protocol of wearing long dresses, Taylor showed up in a romper.
While rather casual, the one piece gave the 25-year-old plenty of opportunity to show off her long legs.
The pale blue three-quarter sleeve onsie was made more interesting with a pattern made of varying pearl circles all over it.
The Shake It Off singer wore the romper with a pair of pale pink Saint Laurent Tribute sandals and carried a silver hard-case box clutch.
Besides legs, dressing in white was also the order of the day, with many celebrities shunning colour on the red carpet.
Paula Abdul showed how colour can be the enemy of glamour in a dramatic one shoulder dress.
The 52-year-old looked far younger in the form fitting dress that was made even more eye catching thanks to a large ruffle across the top of the dress’ neckline.
Also wearing white was Melissa Rivers, who went for a far less dramatic look of a short above the knee textured dress.
Clearly her friend and new star of the Fashion Police – stepping into the role of Melissa’s late mother Joan – was Cathy Griffin.
The flame haired comedian, donned a figure hugging gold one shouldered gown that made her look a little like a real life version of an Oscar.
Also ensuring she stood out, was Miley Cyrus, who was unmissable in a sleek red gown.
Joined by beau Patrick Schwarzenegger, the singer for once looked very polished in the high necked halter that followed the leg flaunting trend with a thigh high split.
Another star ignoring the red carpet gown tradition was Janelle Monae, who set the standard for masculine dressing in a chic re-envisaged tuxedo.
Featuring three-quarter pants and a square shouldered jacket as well as a form fitting shirt with a bow tie of course, the look was still feminine and won top fashion marks.
While last year’s Grammys became synonymous with Pharrell Williams’ Vivienne Westwood Mountie hat, this year it is all about Janelle’s oversize wide brimmed fedoras.
During the day she had worn a red hat to the Roc Nation Brunch but for Clive’s she really stepped it up in a giant black version which she wore pushed back on her head.
However, not everyone can have a great red carpet fashion moment.
Both Toni Braxton and Jordin Sparks tied in the ‘What were they thinking?’ award, with Jordan stepping out in a bizarre tight sheer leopard print dress.
The floor length gown not only showed off the singer’s shapewear, but featured a voluminous train of black netting that exploded from one side and trailed behind her.
Toni meanwhile, showed off more skin than anyone else in a black gown that looked sedate from the front, but when she turned around was completely backless.
In addition to her whole back being exposed, the gown had a split running up the rear of her leg all the way to her derriere, which was highlighted with silver jewelled embellishment.
The Clive Davis event – which goes by the rather long official title of the pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honouring Martin Bandier – is an industry staple, which not only sees the who’s who of the entertainment business come out but has also started some of music’s biggest careers.
Known as the Man With A Golden Ear, every year Clive picks a new artist he thinks is the one to watch – and he should know as he has launched more careers than NASA has rockets.
One of those he found and developed was the late Whitney Houston, who died the night of her mentor’s party on February 11, 2013.
Clive recently told People he is still getting over the singer’s death: ‘I miss her. I miss her personally, and I miss her as staggering performer.
‘She was charming, she was funny, she loved music. She had no boundaries. She could do everything.’
Tragically Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina now is also only just clinging to life after being discovered unresponsive in her home on January 31.
The music legend told the magazine: ‘It’s very painful and heartbreaking to see the family go through such pain again.’