The MTV Video Music Awards are the most fun and controversial award ceremony of the year, and the VMA red carpet fashion is always totally bizarre and absolutely amazing. It’s impossible to separate the weird and wacky outfits the stars wear into best and worst dressed, so instead we’ll just look at some of the most jaw dropping outfits of the night!
Katy Perry and Riff Raff This Is How We Do collaborators Katy Perry and Riff Raff dressed in double denim in an incredible tribute to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s iconic 2001 jean on jean formal wear. Katy and Riff Raff have blinged up their outfits, but essentially this is the same look. Katy tweeted, “I must admit my outfit is a result of my love for nostalgia and my tumblr addiction #THISISHOWWEDOVMAS”.
Taylor Swift A singer in a leotard? Oh that’s just normal… except when that singer is Taylor Swift. Normally seen in sparkly or lacy gowns, Taylor has officially entered the world of pop with her new album 1989 and is totally dressing the part! At least no one can accuse her of wearing a safe outfit this time around.
Miley Cyrus Twerk queen Miley was all we talked about last year, and she’s obviously hoping that the same thing will happen in 2014! This leather ensemble is quite a classy look from Miley, especially since most people have low expectations for her (not me, I love her).
5 Seconds Of Summer Let’s give a shout out to Australia’s own 5 Seconds Of Summer who looked like rockstars on the red carpet. Here’s my chance to brag about these superstars – in my days as a music journalist I wrote the first ever article about these guys, and also did a now legendary interview with them that coined the phrase “is it hi or hey” that eventually inspired the name of their record label. This is my biggest claim to fame and I will mention it whenever I can.
The Kardashian/Jenners Kendall, Kim and Kylie were representing the Kardashian/Jenner family. There’s a huge mix of styles in these outfits. Kendall look sleek and sultry in her pantsuit. Kim’s dress looks a bit like a poncho and Kylie looks like she’s in a sexy black nightgown.
Nicki Minaj This is demure for Nicki – although she did suffer from a wardrobe malfunction when she hit the stage once the award ceremony kicked off. This leopard mini is a world away from her attention grabbing outfits of yesteryear! (I won’t get into her Anaconda vid, except to say I'm impressed by the control she and those dancers have over their bodies).
Ariana Grande Ariana really wants everyone to remember that she’s not a teenager – she’s 21! This leather Moschino ensemble is a nice play on the 60s knee high boot vibe she’s been rocking for a while, but it definitely has a VMA edge.
Jessie J Jessie appears to be at a toga party, but she seems pretty happy about it! She’s got one of the best songs of the year with Bang Bang, and she’s rocking this colour so I can’t fault her too much.
Kesha Kesha (the $ is gone now) is really making that mermaid hair work for her. The white and silver dress gives her a lovely ethereal look, and it’s just so great to see her looking happy and healthy after her rehab stint earlier this year.
Renee Bargh Let’s finish off with our friend in LA, Renee Bargh. She looks totally glam on the red carpet, and I’m obsessed with her slicked back hair! Who was your favourite on the red carpet? Let me know in the comments - Julia