Music’s brightest and most influential stars flocked to Brooklyn to celebrate the achievements of their peers in categories ranging from Best Video with a Social Message to Best Song of the Summer on Sunday night.
This year’s show was far from controversy-free, thanks to Miley Cyrus’ raunchy performance with Robin Thicke, Lady Gaga’s jaw-dropping performance of “Applause”, and even an out of character F-bomb slip from Taylor Swift. Actions aside, there were a number of red carpet hits, and a handful of catastrophes that were as headline-making as the night’s most tweeted about events.
Selena Gomez has been having an exciting few weeks ever since her latest album “Stars Dance” landed at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and Sunday night she won her first Moonman for Best Pop Video for her hit single “Come and Get It”, off her chart-topping album.
Gomez arrived at the show dressed to impress in a long-sleeved navy gown by Atelier Versace. It featured a jeweled seam line that accented the exposed corset and thigh-high slit that showed off her enviable pins and trendy clear pumps with metallic toe. She finished off her look with emerald chandelier earrings, smoky eye makeup and sleek, long locks.
She is known to wear outrageous outfits wherever she goes but Lady Gaga broke tradition and opted to wear a chic black Prabal Gurung gown for her walk down the VMA red carpet, much to the surprise of her adoring fans. The fashion icon looked radiant underneath the Brooklyn lights in her deep V-neck gown that was accented by a shiny bow that tied at the waist, and a long, sparkling train that trailed behind her as she made her way into the Barclays Center.
Despite the number of well-dressed stars that attended the Sunday night telecast, there were a number of stars that showed up to the event wearing ensembles that had even the most liberal fashion fans doing double takes.
“Roar” singer Katy Perry’s outfit had a feline theme to reflect the ferocious title of her latest hit. Dressed in a long-sleeved Emanuel Ungaro dress with knee-skimming hemline, all eyes were on her loud cheetah print dress that was adorned with golden butterflies.
Perry accessorized her look with black and gold strappy sandals, diamond studs, and the latest celebrity craze, a grill. There were so many aspects of her ensemble that didn’t work together, in particular, the butterflies and the animal print. It has never been and never will be acceptable to pair such drastically different elements together.
Twerking her way down the red carpet was Miley Cyrus dressed in head-to-toe Dolce and Gabbana. It’s rare for her to make an appearance without baring her midriff and true to form she wore an off-the shoulder crop top with jeweled sleeves that matched her jewel encrusted leggings. Last but certainly not least, she styled her grown-in pixie haircut into two top knots that had everyone talking.
Cyrus’ most eye-catching look of the night was the outfit she wore while performing a mash-up of “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines”. Her nude bikini left nothing to the imagination as she danced her way across the stage, foam finger prop in hand, much to the discomfort of the audience.
The night was full of memorable performances, exciting reunions, and of course fashion hits and misses. There is no doubt that Lady Gaga was the best dressed woman of the night in her stunning Prabal Gurung gown that let her natural beauty shine through, without being overshadowed by her usual gimmicks.
Without a doubt, Miley Cyrus was the worst dressed celebrity of the night. Her jewel encrusted crop top and leggings ensemble can be forgiven, unlike her risky performance outfit. Although the VMAs are an event known for wild moments and even crazier looks, Cyrus should’ve saved the nude bikini for another night and left the twerking to someone else.