2012 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted on September 07, 2012

Entertainment industry! Stop scheduling awards shows during Fashion Week when we’re busy and cranky and running around shrieking like fabulously appointed banshees! GOD! Don’t you know ANYTHING? Now we’re gonna take it out on all the stars!

But darlings, isn’t that what stars are for? To bear the brunt of our frustrations? We say yes.

Hit it, stars.

 

Alicia Keys in Alexandre Vauthier

Angelina has a lot to answer for.

It’s not a bad dress, but it looks somewhat overworked. The color looks great on her and the shoes are hot. Also, her hair looks great.

 

Crystal Reed in Alexander McQueen

The booties are perhaps a bit much, but it’s McQueen and she’s young, so she can get away with it. Fabulous dress. Tragic hair.

Emma Watson in Peter Pilotto

Sweetie, we’re all for you breaking free of the “English Rose” label foisted on you, but wearing ugly dresses and shoes is not the way to go.

 

Gabrielle Douglas

BAM! Fabulous dress. She looks great, but after all the white-people folderol over her hair during the Olympics, we kinda wish she’d done herself up in a big ol’ afro and held a sign that said “HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW, BITCHES?”

Hate the shoes, though.

 

Holland Roden in Pamella Roland

 A visual representation of depression. Honey, color doesn’t cause bacterial infections, you know.

 

Jessica Szohr

We’re all for the crazy Steven Tyler headband, but once we scrolled down, it was all over. That is the quickest way to get your name scratched off any designer giveaway lists. Good luck finding a couture dress the next time you have to look lady-like, hon.

 

Jillian Rose Reed

 It’s almost like she asked herself the question, “What is the absolutel least flattering thing I could wear tonight?”

 

Katy Perry in Elie Saab

 Don’t love the sheerness of the skirt, but the gal BROUGHT IT, no doubt about it.

 

Ke$ha

This is downright demure for Miss K. We’d like it more if it was fitted a little better to her and if the hem had another inch or two on it. And if she covered up her hair with … anything –  a turban, a do rag, a shower cap – anything at all.

 

Miley Cyrus in Emilio Pucci

Hate the neckline, and the whole thing looks a little tortured, to be honest, but we really dig where she’s going with her personal style. If nothing else, this is a firmly declarative look.  A “look at me, dammit” look.

 

Nicki Minaj

We love you, you crazy bitch.

 

Pink in Stella McCartney

 Geez, who would’ve thought that Pink, of all people, would be the one to show up Miley Cyrus. This is how it’s done, girl.

 

Rihanna in Adam Selman

 WOW.

That’s an Audrey moment right there. Rihanna is serving up Audrey at the VMAs. That’s kind of nuts.

 

Rita Ora in Emilio Pucci

Oh, you big tacky thing. If it didn’t have that plunging strip of sheer in the center, we’d probably like this for being so head-turning.

 

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

We don’t think white works for her as well as she obviously thinks it does, but this is a KILLA look. Very sophisticated and sexy. Love the shoes.

 

Zoe Saldana in Salvatore Ferragamo

That dress looks kind of heavy on her. Maybe it’s because she’s sweating like she just ran ten blocks to hit her mark on the red carpet. It’s just okay. Love the shoes, though.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Still shuddering.
      After the sublime collection from Shoji, this crazy is hard to wrap my poor noggin around.
       

    • tonibaloney

      I’m pretty sure that actually IS Miley’s mons pubis in the close-up. Never have understood this kind of sheer craziness. 

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         To me it very VERY rarely looks anything but vulgar.  Miley’s get up does nothing to dispel that for me.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        Oh god – your comment made me look again and you’re right, you can see her pubes…. I may never recover. Ladies: any outfit in which your pubes are visible, from any angle, is NOT acceptable.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        Oh god – your comment made me look again and you’re right, you can see her pubes…. I may never recover. Ladies: any outfit in which your pubes are visible, from any angle, is NOT acceptable.

        • http://twitter.com/pointlesswords jayme

          You guys are making stuff up. Girls of Miley’s age and cool factor don’t HAVE pubes.

      • pippitypup

        Here’s a tip, Miley: When you have sheer cutout arrows pointing to your ladybits, don’t be shocked when people call you vulgar.

      • RebeccaKW

         I had to go back…now I’m not certain that the back view doesn’t show ass crack. 

        • tonibaloney

           It sure does! Charming!

        • mayavaly

           I blame Kate Hudson for this trend. Please say it will end here, tonight.

        • Qitkat

          oh sick.
          And on another note, I’ll be damned if her makeup doesn’t remind me of Tammie Faye Baker.

          • rh33

             I was thinking Grace Jones.

      • http://michjeff-quiltersparadise.blogspot.com/ Michelle Young

         Just scrolled up to re-look and I think you are right.  Eeeewww!

      • Call me Bee

        Um…ew.

    • Spicytomato1

      I cannot believe I’m saying this but…Rihanna. For the win. 

      My head…I think it’s exploding…

      • Sobaika

        Don’t take it too hard, I think it speaks more to how awful everyone else looks as opposed to how great she personally looks. In any other context it would be just good, not the best.

      • Introspective

        No need to explode at the truth, overwhelming as it is. Rih Rih stole the show with simplicity. Everyone else is overworked, tacky and or cheap looking save for a few exceptions.

      • anonymousdamnit

        If it didn’t have a penis, I’d agree with her dress for the win.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      most of it is utterly cringe worthy, and Alicia Keyes is standing like she just rode her horse over to the event!

      • michelle shields

        That or about ready to have a bathroom moment

      • zoreta

         In High School I read about a scholarship competition for couples who made their prom outfits out of duct tape. That top fits right in.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      most of it is utterly cringe worthy, and Alicia Keyes is standing like she just rode her horse over to the event!

    • http://twitter.com/thatcbgirl thatcomicbookgirl

      Whoa. I totally didn’t put together that Miley has Pink’s hair right now, until just this moment. Miley, you’re young. Please don’t try and look older than Pink. Please.

      • Robyn Garrett

         Doesn’t she look like Bowie!?

    • http://twitter.com/thatcbgirl thatcomicbookgirl

      Whoa. I totally didn’t put together that Miley has Pink’s hair right now, until just this moment. Miley, you’re young. Please don’t try and look older than Pink. Please.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Is Rita Ora a drag queen? Because if not, s/he certainly looks like one.

      Also, Rihanna looks great, but she needs to invest in some of those nipple petals. Visible nippleage is NEVER classy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Is Rita Ora a drag queen? Because if not, s/he certainly looks like one.

      Also, Rihanna looks great, but she needs to invest in some of those nipple petals. Visible nippleage is NEVER classy.

    • MK03

      Liberace’s daughter–I mean, Rita Ora–looks cute.

    • MK03

      Liberace’s daughter–I mean, Rita Ora–looks cute.

    • queen_Z

      “white” people are not the ones who got their panties in a twist over gabriel’s hair, why don’t you have a talk with monisha randolph?

    • queen_Z

      “white” people are not the ones who got their panties in a twist over gabriel’s hair, why don’t you have a talk with monisha randolph?

    • shirab

      Miley looks older than Pink by a few years. Maybe that closeup was just a bad photo, but sheesh.

    • shirab

      Miley looks older than Pink by a few years. Maybe that closeup was just a bad photo, but sheesh.

    • Tatiana Luján

      You can cut off Taylor Swift’s head and replace it with Kim Cattral’s. That suit is not age appropriate.

      • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

         Taylor Swift—> Kim Cattrall= well played!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

           Who knew there would be such a thing as a 22-year-old cougar?

          • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

            BOOM!

          • NC_Meg

            Well, she is dating the 18 year old Kennedy boy.

          • Judih1

            Good call!

      • http://michjeff-quiltersparadise.blogspot.com/ Michelle Young

         My first thought was that she looks like her wax double in the museum!

      • http://twitter.com/sweetsmeds Meadow

        See, I was totally getting Krystle Carrington from that, but I can see Kim Cattral as well.

    • Tatiana Luján

      You can cut off Taylor Swift’s head and replace it with Kim Cattral’s. That suit is not age appropriate.

    • stylegirl68

      I agree about the scheduling. The show should have been in October!

    • stylegirl68

      I agree about the scheduling. The show should have been in October!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Also, Taylor Swift is dressed like Sandra Bullock’s character in ‘The Blind Side.’

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Also, Taylor Swift is dressed like Sandra Bullock’s character in ‘The Blind Side.’

    • http://www.bakingbarrister.com/ bb

      White people weren’t the ones throwing a fit about Gabby’s hair (it was in a slicked back bun/ponytail–wtf do we know?). If the stories I read about it were correct, it was mostly black women, and mostly on twitter. 

      • BazoDee

        It was 4 black women. Such a manufactured non story. Sigh. She looks cute though maybe not the dress I would pick for her. 

        • MinkaL

           The way the media just took that and ran with it was so pointedly racist and personally aggravating. It’s like every moment of success for a person of color needs to be countered immediately. There was no time to even enjoy her victory before they were after her. It was exploitative and media “story building” at its worst (or best in literal terms). It was disgusting. Ugh!

          She looks completely adorable here.

          • RebeccaKW

             Yes, like all this crap about Obama and him being Muslim or not a citizen, etc.  It’s all a cover for why they really don’t like him, which is the color of his skin.  Racist people were mad a black girl won the all-around, but they can’t say that, so they find something else to gripe about. 

          • MilaXX

             One of the worst articles I read was one asking if Gabby was “selling out” because she had her hair done by celebrity stylist Ted Gibson for her Essence photo shoot after the Olympics were over. Now I’m loc’d and LOVE natural hair, however from what I see Gabby, her mom and her sister all wear their hair relaxed.  I don’t understand why people would expect that when she cleaned up for press and media she wouldn’t continue that look, much less why it was such a big deal that she did. I’m more concerned about the example Gabby set as a young woman of color who set her sites on a goal and worked hard to achieve it.

        • kimmeister

          Such a non-story that I didn’t hear a darn thing about it until now!

      • RebeccaKW

         And she wasn’t the only one with her hair that way.  I didn’t understand the hubbub.  Gymnastics isn’t about your hairstyle.

        • NC_Meg

          I didn’t get that either. ALL the girls had their hair pulled back…which you kind of have to do when you’re flipping and flying around. I’m glad all the chatter didn’t seem to bother her, though. I think she’s got a good head on her shoulders.

      • Violina23

        That’s what I thought too… Another example of the media trying to manufacture a storyline of racism where none existed. Things like this do NO favors to people who truly DO experience racism.  Gabby earned her gold medal for her gymnastics, not for her hair.

        P.S. LOVE the dress. She reminds me of the girl who played “Rue” in Hunger Games with that petite frame.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

        This!! White people a) didn’t see anything wrong with her hair, b) didnt/don’t understand why anyone else DID, and c) didn’t really care.

    • Frank_821

      Rhianna is having an Audrey moment indeed

      actually I think Gabby should have gone with another silhouette. Pretty girl, glamorous gown but the it doesn’t give her the most flattering shape to her body. But a big ass Angela Davis afro would have been spectacular

      • BazoDee

        Agreed on the Gabby silhouette. 

      • MilaXX

         out of all the gymnast I think Kyla Ross looked the best last night.

        • Spicytomato1

          They’re all adorable to me. And they blended right into the celeb scene, unlike Lochte, for example, who seems to be screamingly conspicuous wherever he pops up. 

          But strangely, the ladies seem to be less made up on the RC than during their athletic events!

          • MilaXX

            Lochte gives off a slightly desperate for attention/douche-y vibe. I fear his post Olympic career may be a bit cringe worthy.

    • Frank_821

      Rhianna is having an Audrey moment indeed

      actually I think Gabby should have gone with another silhouette. Pretty girl, glamorous gown but the it doesn’t give her the most flattering shape to her body. But a big ass Angela Davis afro would have been spectacular

    • PastryGoddess

      I just wanted to point out that most of the backlash about Gabby’s hair came from the black contingent, not the white contingent

      • PinkLemon

         What were the comments? I will admit when I saw her hair I was questioning if it was ‘flipped’ (almost ponytail, lazy funbun?) just for the routine or if that was how she was keeping it. It just seemed in limbo. I was surprised to see she kept it that way…but I didn’t think it had to do with race?? Am I missing the core of the fiasco? I didn’t ever hear what exactly was pissing people off. So I’m wondering if it had to do with what I was questioning.

        • DeborahJozayt

          There were twitter posts from black women saying essentially “Glad you won, but do something about that hair. It’s tragic.” There weren’t very many, just 4 that seemed to pop up, but it went into article frenzy for a good 3 days. Then other articles popped up saying Gabby caved to pressure and made her hair to look like what you see above. It was really annoying because Mckayla Maroney wore her hair in a sloppy bun, too, and nothing was said about it. 

        • PastryGoddess

          Basically they were making fun of her and expressing “shock and dismay” that her hair wasn’t styled better while she was performing her routines.

        • BazoDee

          It is hard to explain outside the black community – but the basic comments were that she wasn’t keeping her hair “good” -which means it wasn’t deeply moisturized and conditioned to the roots and not straightened/relaxed all the way to the roots. You can tell because her hair was “puffy” under the top layer and didn’t lay flat. It had nothing to do with the styling which was the same as many others on the team. In addition her roots were not treated. 

          Most women of African descent with this hair have a weekly to monthly ritual of having someone part their hair and rubbing conditioner or oil on the scalp and hair and repeating that easily 30- 50 times across the front of the hair and then across the back from ear to ear in parts going horizontally. It is sooo time consuming. And you can do it less with straightened/relaxed hair but you still have to do it. But that is what they meant. 
          I myself have heard those comments about my BFF/Sister/Cousin -there is a certain generation of black women that think this way – mostly our parents generation. It is quite the generational conflict between keeping your hair “good” vs “natural” which is the push back of the current generation. 

          Sorry -probably TMI. 

          • PinkLemon

            That makes more sense. I wasn’t sure if they were upset with the style or the hair in general. Cuz personally, I didn’t get the style….:runsaway:

            • BazoDee

              The handful of complaints were not about the style which is largely functional -what stays in place upside down etc. Maybe they just all need swim caps -it doesn’t really matter other than not to be a in the way.

              Honestly though it was a lesson in the current media cycle –
              *4 people tweet this really quite ludicrous idea that despite just having won the all-round gold Gabby should be ashamed of her hair.
              *An author at jezebel notices these tweets and pens an article in defense of her (which is in and of itself ludicrous because it is like writing an article in defense of babies -duh . everyone takes your side).
              *The piece goes viral generating hits (and $$ for the website – so the author has done her job well)
              *Websites that compile news based on what sites are getting the most traffic -like huffington post – show it as a story
              *The flood gates open and everyone steps up to defend the honor of our All-round gold medalist
              …the catch -they were only defending her from 4 simple tweets. Never did see an article or even a comment taking the other side of the debate. And that is the definition of the manufactured controversy.

              Sorry -TMI again.

            • PinkLemon

              Ha. Shit’s cray.

            • http://twitter.com/ElizabethWSVH Elizabeth Wakefield

               Yep, I hated all their hair because that lazy flipped half bun thing looks unpolished.  Anyway, that’s the gymnastics fan in me. 

              Not TMI, thanks for the education on that BazoDee.

          • MilaXX

             Go figure. I never  greased my scalp when I was perming and I don’t do it now. To me the controversy basically stemmed from her roots showing and her hair looking like it was in need of a touch up. That was crazy because if you look at all the other gymnast their hair was kinda jacked up as well.

    • PastryGoddess

      I just wanted to point out that most of the backlash about Gabby’s hair came from the black contingent, not the white contingent

    • Geoff Dankert

      Miley STILL looks like she’s showing up for her Lifetime Achievement Award, but Rihanna … good grief. For the win. 

    • janetjb

      Congratulations Miley, you don’t look 45 years old!  
      Who knew Rihanna could look so lady like?

    • ojosazules

        Love the clean lines Rihanna. Sick of Taylor Swift’s glam Noh mask. Go Mz. Minaj.

    • BazoDee

      Katy Perry, Rhianna and Pink -kicking it old school and bringing it down. Pay attention girls!! 
      Although from a different angle Rhianna’s dress isn’t so hot. 

    • http://www.epilonicast.net/theydontknow epilonious

      I’m going to robble-robble a joke from a friend on facebook and say that Nicki Minaj ganked that look from The Hamburglar…

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      For all the crazy outfits that she still manages to pull off, when Rih Rih keeps it simple and lets her ridiculous genetic makeup shine, she SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYS. 
      Pink looks really good, even though I hate the shoes. She’s really grown into her style over the years. 
      I know she’s taken some sh** about it, but I love Miley’s haircut and color, I think it looks fabulous.
       

      • MilaXX

         I like Miley’s cut and color too, but the outfit is awful. As sleezy as it is with all the sheer pieces, it still reads mature.

    • nannypoo

      Miley Cyrus looks whorish in anything she puts on. I think she has clawed her way to the top of my Most Despised Celebrities list.

      • mhleta

        Mine too.  

    • StelledelMare

      And only 1 silly putty pump in the bunch. That is definitely a good thing

    • jilly_d

      love that gunmetal on Pink, and I’ve never seen Rhianna look more beautiful than with that haircut.  and Katy Perry looks like a knockout!  Some real winners here (at the MTV awards?!?!)  Lord, what is the world coming to?

    • MilaXX

      Last night was even worse poor planning because we also had the DNC to contend with and who was going to miss the POTUS speaking after Shelly and Bill Clinton knocked it out of the park?

      So I DVR’d and then FF’d.

      Alicia Keys – Love her haircut. I think she looked better performing and I hate that everyone seems to think they have to stand like that to showcase a split.
      Crystal Reed- Like the dress & shoes, hate the hair & makeup.
      Emma Watson- I don’t mind the outfit, although it looks like something.
      KStew would wear, but she needs better makeup.
      Gabrielle Douglas – I thought the dress should have been shorter. I hate to say it, but from what I read most of the hair flack was from African Americans, which honestly is really messed up and embarrassing.
      Holland Roden – Sad clothes and she really needs to smile.
      Jessica Szohr – That’s not even good crazy, that’s just bad looking.
      Jillian Rose Reed – Not way around it, this is just an ugly look.
      Katy Perry – She looks really pretty. Shame she has such awful taste in men. John Mayer is like human venereal disease. I wouldn’t wish him on my worst enemy.
      Ke$ha – I’m going to cut her a break. She’s come along way from the trash bags she used to wear. If she has styled her hair differently and lost that fugly bag, I’d give her a pass. There’ some true effort going on here.
      Miley Cyrus – This reminds me of the old Miley who wore clothes too old for her. Also her fake tan is too orange.
      Nicki Minaj – Fairly tame for Nicki.
      Pink- Gorgeous!
      Rhianna – I can’t tell if that’s a weave cap or her own hair. Either way after the past few hairdos she has worn, this is a breath of fresh air.
      Rita Ora – Nicki did it better.
      Taylor Swift – Girl that’s not your suit. The color does nothing for it.
      Zoe Saldana – Looks okay but she needs to blot her face.

      • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

        That’s right!! No wonder I paid no attention to this AT ALL. There was some Biden goodness and Presidential oration to be had!
        And you hit the nail on the head with Miley. As tragic as it is to see people dressing too young, it’s also tragic to watch someone age themselves with bad makeup and shoulder pads and a sheer panel.

        Actually, those things are tragic anytime.

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        I will second the call to stop standing like a pirate in gowns with slits.  It looked so dumb when Angelina did it – but I can’t stand her, so I took some joy in seeing her look like a moron.  But Alicia!?  Come on – just be your beautiful self in a beautiful gown. 
        I second and THIRD on John Mayer.  He is a disaster.

    • nancy

      Ugh. Miley looks more clownish in that 2nd pic than Nicki Minaj. Pink looks great, loved her performance. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I don’t love the knot on Rhianna’s dress, but she looks gorgeous.  Short hair really is her style.  I loved the skirt on Emma Watson’s dress, but that top is just a mess.  Kesha, is actually very pretty when she doesn’t have that shit all over her face, she should try that more often. 

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      When will all these women stop standing like they’re knock-kneed and reallyreallyreally have to pee? Jesus. Just cut it out.

      Rihanna looks gorgeous. The rest range from eh to WTF. 

    • Jessica O’Connell

       A few thoughts – 1) I actually think Emma Watson looks ok, am I alone in that? 2) If Gabrielle Douglas had said anything like “HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW BITCHES?” I would have LOVED it, laughed aloud, and bowed down. 3) I definitely would have expected Pink to beat Miley Cyrus, but maybe because I actually like Pink. 4) Can someone please STOP it with all the sheer crap? Miley, we don’t want to see your underboob, pubes, and ass all at once. Personally, I don’t want to see any of it, though I won’t speak for everyone, but can you at least keep it away from the red carpet? Just a little bit of class, not a lot, just a little bit. That’s all we’re asking. C’mon now!

      • Spicytomato1

        I thought Emma looked cute, too. Not in this shot necessarily but I saw another one that looked better. I like her hair now that it’s growing out and I give her props for not resorting to extensions to make it instantly long again.

      • MilaXX

         I remember her tweeting during the Olympics something along the lines of “I’m performing on the parallel bars tomorrow and my hair will still be in a bun”.

    • YoungSally

      Alicia almost deserves a werq (lower case only) — given how far she has come.

      The sheer panel on the Pucci beaded jumpsuit seems to be stressed (look at the pulling)…..it’s the only thing between us and a wardrobe malfunction….and if I have to see one….I want it from someone I recognize.

      And Miss Jessica Szohr — please take this moment to not use Theresa Giudice as your patron saint of fabulousness.

    • MoHub

      Can we please ban booties forever? Please?

      • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

         THANK YOU. If these can ever flatter, I haven’t seen a pair able to do it. Maaaaybe the ones with a more open vamp showing the top of the foot so they don’t cut off at the ankle so much. Maybe. These aren’t it.

      • Violina23

        I’d sign that petition! 

    • Eva_baby

      Rita Ora: well, hey, we know her boobs are natural

      Rihanna: Looks spectacular

      Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Jessica Szohr: look aged 25+ years

      Katy Perry: Looks Spectacular

      Holland Roden: I’ll just go slit my wrists now, she’s totally harshing my glow. (I’ll have to google her later because I have no idea who this chick is)

      Niikki Minaj and Pink: They look like they are themselves.  I approve

      I’m disappointed that there is no picture of Kat Grahame here.  She also looked very Kat Grahame-y

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Holland is on Teen Wolf on MTV. And quite a gorgeous girl, but fashion wise, she is a mess. 

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      Wow. Rihanna has never looked better. I laughed out loud at Miley. If Rihanna’s moment was Audrey, Miley’s is Susan Powter. 

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        Hah!  Man oh man, Miley sure likes to age it up.  There’s gotta be at least a ten year gap between her and Pink but here Miley looks five years older.

    • teensmom99

      Even when Miley tries to dress “young” and “hip,” it seems like sort of a Disneyized version of what that would be rather than just hip.  I felt that even with the art student look (everything was too expensive and self conscious–including the opening in her shirt) and here it seems even moreso.  Pink sort of owns that look and Miley looks like she paid a lot for the look but still doesn’t quite have it. If you’d posted it alone, I would have written “of course” especially because she doesn’t look young and hip; she looks like a Miami matron trying to dress like the young gals these days.
      Love Katie, RiRi and Taylor Swift is sort of in the next level–hard to fault her but I’m not in love.

    • teensmom99

      Even when Miley tries to dress “young” and “hip,” it seems like sort of a Disneyized version of what that would be rather than just hip.  I felt that even with the art student look (everything was too expensive and self conscious–including the opening in her shirt) and here it seems even moreso.  Pink sort of owns that look and Miley looks like she paid a lot for the look but still doesn’t quite have it. If you’d posted it alone, I would have written “of course” especially because she doesn’t look young and hip; she looks like a Miami matron trying to dress like the young gals these days.
      Love Katie, RiRi and Taylor Swift is sort of in the next level–hard to fault her but I’m not in love.

    • Lori

      “Geez, who would’ve thought that Pink, of all people, would be the one to show up Miley Cyrus”

      I would. My first thought when I saw the picture of Miley was, “Pink does this way better.”

      • DeborahJozayt

        With P!nk it isn’t really a phase. 

    • PinkLemon

      who ARE these bitches?! srsly, i don’t know half of them. riri looks STUNNING. love the hair, boo! and is that miley’s ass crack making an appearance? how classy.

    • RebeccaKW

      I adore Pink.

      Did Emma Watson even wash her hair?  It’s a sign of the apocalypse when Kesha isn’t the dirtiest one.

      I feel my inner Dolly coming out, b/c that Rita Orra-if it was missing that front panel, was just rhinestones all over-I think it might have been my favorite.

    • Stubenville

      Did Ke$ha rip a weave off of some bitch’s head and use it as a purse? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      Miley Cyrus looks like she aged about 15 years.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      I actually like Emma’s dress, but in order to pull it off the styling has to be dead-on. But the shoes were a bad idea, and going all “pretty girl” with her face did nothing to sell the dress.

      It may sound like the worst idea ever, but I like to see Miley wearing a dress like that with her new hair.

    • meridian5

      When I saw the Taylor Swift suit, my first thought was “that’s so Celine Dion”.

    • Yinzerella Yinzerella

      Jessica Szohr is the missing Guidice girl.  She could seriously be Teresa’s sister.

      • dress_up_doll

        Ahahaha! It’s sad because she’s actually a pretty girl. She always seems to DIY herself for public appearances.

    • bittykitty

      i am a huge fan of pink, and if there is anyone who has the ability to show miley cyrus how anything is done, it would be her. 

    • Laura Harris

      Emma Watson’s dress reminded me of Project Runway’s Kooan’s sketch for the Dylan’s Candy Bar challenge… I’m pretty sure that’s the look he was going for!

    • michelle shields

      Dear Miley,
      Please Please Please fire your stylist (or hire yourself one)!  You look 40 years old.

      • mhleta

        She referred to herself as an “artist” last night. She really did, I swear. 

    • Beardslee

      “you’re never fully dressed without a smile” went through my mind while I scrolled through photo after photo of sullen young women.  Golly!  The ones who actually looked like they were enjoying themselves looked so much better even if what they were wearing was fug.

    • raeb23

      that’s the best rhianna’s hair has ever looked…her dress looks like a bedsheet though, especially with that knot.
      kesha’s dress reminds me of some kind of bacterial growth or something, can’t look at it for more than 1sec but at least her face looks relatively clean. i like emma’s skirt, wish she’d gone for a top in a solid colour. it’s funny that nicki is wearing a skintight, sheer, sparkly jumpsuit with a yellow wig & she looks toned down!

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      I’m pretty sure Miley is wearing Helen Mirren’s dress. Also, she has Christopher Palu’s hair. None of that goes. 

      Rihanna looks stunning, full stop. A lot of Audrey, and maybe a little bit of Halle Berry. 

      I always get the feeling that Taylor Swift is secretly evil and is just waiting to go psycho on some handler or assistant. But I can’t deny that her suit looks sharp. 

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      I don’t think that hairstyle suits Miley’s features at all. She looks awful. Rihanna looks STUNNING. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Re: Gabby Douglas and the hair debacle, there was actually a LOT of backlash from the Black community, perhaps even more than from the White community. A lot of the Blacks criticizing her were making (ridiculous) arguments about “it’s great what her talent does for our people, but why did her hair have to look a hot mess?” There’s a lot of hangups with Black women and their hair, and sometimes women get a lot of crap when it looks anything less than perfect.

      As a Black woman who used to swim competitively (so my hair was always pulled back/frizzy/etc.), I’ve gotten used to a lot of the comments, and I’ve just learned not to think about the ridiculousness of it all.

      If we want to get even deeper, the “culture of hair” in the Black community is one of the many factors that contributes to poor health. I’ve heard women say “I don’t go to the gym/exercise/run because I can’t sweat and get my hair messed up.” 

      Anyway, Gabby looks absolutely adorable here, as she did during the entirety of the Olympics as well.

      • MilaXX

         THIS.  I come from a generation that mostly does not know how to swim because no one wanted to get their hair wet.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Ooooooooh.  I always thought it was crazy when I started meeting folks who WEREN’T from Southern California and were all “black people don’t swim” and I’m like, “Since when?”  Not that there isn’t hair culture out here, but I guess beach culture is more important than hair?  Dunno, it’s really hard to get away from water unless you’re trying to actively avoid it, and who wants to do that?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlotte-Sanders/100000745060624 Charlotte Sanders

         Thank you so much for every word said.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I was disappointed by Emma’s dress, and pleasantly shocked with Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. Nicki Minaj looks like a smacked ass, and I’m SO very sick and tired of her. Ke$ha is thisclose to looking normal, which is also shocking.

    • Myra C

      TLO are right. Rihanna looks stunning.  That is the best she has ever looked.

    • Trisha26

      Zoe Saldana looks tragic all around, just a terrible look and so far from glamorous. She should have saved that gold number from the film premiere. I absolutely don’t get Miley’s styling; I love her new short do, but just because she was introducing Pink didn’t mean she had to look like her.

    • Judy_J

      Hey, Ke$ha, what’s with the pubic hair purse?

    • dschubba

      I think Rihanna looks great, but I can’t stop focusing on the straps of her gown. Why are they identical from the back but asymmetrical from the front? Is that a mistake or what?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      miss kei$ha:  “if she covered up her hair with…anything- a turban, a do-rag, a shower cap”.  how about a brown paper bag?

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      WOW, Rihanna, just WOW. It’s a great look.

    • emily mcginnis

      Miley constantly seems like she’s trying too hard. that dress is awful. and her make-up ages her twenty years. i do think she’s pretty full of herself and, once she opens her mouth, i’m left with little doubt. once she opens her mouth, you can tell she’s only 19. 

      the look works on P!nk because it’s authentic. 

    • emily mcginnis

      also, is that a hole in Miley’s dress (upper right arm)? 

    • Candigirl1968

      Miley needs a good stylist.  Desperately.

    • julnyes

      There were plenty of my fellow black people saying dumb crap about Gabby during the Olympics as well (I found the whole thing deeply embarrassing – that girl is AMAZING and people need to shut their pieholes)

      To the clothes — that is some fantastic cray-cray on the carpet. Just what I want from a music award show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Miley and Pink look like their competing for the lead role in a Roxette biopic. Minaj and Rita Ora, meanwhile, are competing to play Lord Licorice in Candy Land: Next Summers Action Event Blockbuster.

    • onyxkatze

      As I’ve said about a similarly naked-looking dress, just looking at Miley’s getup makes me feel like a dirty old man. I’m a mid-twenties lady-type. Come on.

    • Brenna McClellan

      I wish you’d used one of the pictures of Holland Roden smiling. It makes the overall look better. 

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Taylor is channeling her inner Celine Dion; like Kesha’s shoes; Nicki is dead to me since her love song to Romney; Rihanna wins at everything. Also, aside from Fashion Week, there was a political convention or two to distract attention, too.

    • guest2visits

      Zoe’s dress looked so much prettier on tv. I thought Rihanna, Taylor, and Crystal Reed looked especially beautiful.
      Pink’s gown worked really well on her too. And pixie Gabrielle was adorable; though I could have imagined other dresses for her.
      Sorry Katy, first dress in awhile that I didn’t like on you at all. The skirt half of Emma’s was kinda cool. Then there was tacky.
      And tasteless.  Miley was harsh and cougary, as typical; she looked like she arrived with Jessica Szohr. They both look about 42.
      Wanted to like Alicia’s but I don’t think I like the one-sleeve, or the fabric for her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      I can’t believe I am saying this but I am really like Miley’s newer looks. They look fun young and stupid which is exactly how it should be at her age.

      • Pennymac

        Agreed! That hair looks really good on her, and I would have never thunk it! (She did get TOLD by Pink, though.)

      • http://twitter.com/Sugarbeetle Sugarbeetle

        I love it! If there’s any time in your life to be crazy and try platinum blonde buzz cuts, it’s when you’re 19. Fantastic.

    • oohsparkley!

      You took the words right out of my mouth! Spot on.

    • a_liking

      Rihanna is just perfection.

    • Berri Garver

      When I saw Miley on TV this morning, all I could think was, “My god, why in Brigitte Nielsen at the VMAs?”

    • GTrain

      Nicki looks like she’s finally realized what a clown she is.

    • zelavie

      I laughed for a good two minutes after seeking Nicki Minaj!

      P!nk looks phenomenal.

      Something about Miley’s new look kinda makes me hate her less.  So good job on that.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Miley, that is a butt-crack dress. You crazy. I’ve actually thought she was kind of biting Pink’s style since she cut her hair.

      Crystel Reed looks like Gloria Estefan and I want her dress. A lot (even though it would look awful on me). I just want to snuggle it for awhile and whisper sweet nothings down the collar.

    • kimmeister

      Pssst, Jessica.  You forgot to put on a shirt over your foundation garments.

    • Mexxoo

      While still a bit jarring, Emma Watson’s dress looked much better on TV than it did in this picture.  Ahh, the magic of photography…

    • prettybigkitty

      Rihanna looks stunning.  Wow.  Just wow.   She cleans up real pretty.  

    • prettybigkitty

      Rihanna looks stunning.  Wow.  Just wow.   She cleans up real pretty.  

    • BP180

      Love that McQueen dress. 

    • quiltrx

      Of COURSE Pink showed up Miley…Miley is so obviously stealing Pink’s look in the first place.  But Pink serves that shit up REAL, y’all.  Go girl!

    • quiltrx

      And why does Crystal look so terrified? (it’s not like I know who she is LOL)  Girl, you’re wearing an awesome McQueen dress…try not to look like you just pissed your pants, m’kay?

    • Call me Bee

      Well…where are ya gonna find the tackiest crap on the planet but on MTV, and these gals brought it. Save for Pink, of all people! Who’d a thought?
      Oh–Rhianna too. My head is exploding.

    • AnaRoW

      I hate Rihanna’s hair. Her forehead’s too large for that cut. Otherwise she looks fine. I like Miley’s dress, much more so than Pink’s, but I’m not sure it’s right for her.  I also like Miley’s haircut but not styled like that.  Gabrielle’s dress is too long on her and the horizontal stripes are doing her no favors. I like the McQueen on Crystal Reed. Everyone else is boring or crazy and I can’t be bothered.

    • MilaXX

      It appears that Rhianna was not quite as demure as we all thought. Google “Rhianna nail art at vmas” . She’s c=got some wacky looking nails going on. I like it, but I recall TLo saying they don’t like nail art with couture.

    • mayavaly

      Taylor Swift starring in Chrystal Carrington: The Younger Years. 

    • ziarah

      Ke$ha’s dress looks like bugs crawling all over her. *shudder*

    • Allison Woods

      katy FTW.

    • Qitkat

      The three ladies in white. Everyone else is just effing nutz. On second thought, that is a really unfortunate place for a knot, Rihanna.

    • Judih1

      You guys may be tired and cranky, but that doesn’t stop you from being spot on with your assessments on each celebrity in this post.
      Love your comment about Gabby Douglas – wish she would wear a giant Afro.

      Rianna’s look was a personal best for her!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jahna.peloquin Jahna Peloquin

      Keys? That dress is pulling on her all weird on the hips and is way too long – not to mention the fact that she is almost completely UNRECOGNIZABLE. I mean, what happened to her face?

    • bitterk

      Rihanna looked fab.  Zoe missed the mark on this one.  

    • LambeeBaby

      Ke$hsa looks like she got passed over for RuPaul’s Drag Race.
      Love Miley’s look from the back, but the front is oddly matronly looking and Gabby’s dress is too long and it is making her look short-er.
      It would really be awesome if Nicki Minaj’s dress lit up along those red stones.
      Katy and Rihanna are look the best.

    • SarkyMarky

      Am I the only one who thought they rolled in a Sears mannequi in place of Miss Swift? Pale 70’s plastic wearing an awful wig. Zoe Saldana looked gorge despite awkward foot posturing; Ke$ha should go back to earning a living pounding pavement; I’m not buying into Miley Cyrus’ ‘personal style’ as the girl has a style flip to suit every mood and the dress is eye-gougingly hids, and each time I see Nicki Minaj I glad that someone somewhere created a little hooker Troll Doll. The style redemption today came in the form of an outstanding Pink and Rihanna looking all kinds of sophis fabulous. Learn from this Katy Perry, stop raiding the dress-up box each morning and that way when you do dress to impress it makes more of an impact.

    • http://twitter.com/cm60330 cm60330

      Holland Roden’s dress really worked in motion and under natural lights outside (she hosted the MTV style segment). Wow, does it not work here, it’s a good reminder that dresses for red carpet photos have to do exactly one thing very well, and the question of how nice they look under other conditions isn’t relevant.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      I don’t think you can give an Audrey moment to anyone who has visible tats.  Tattoos & Audrey do not inhabit the same orbit.  In fact, they’re polar opposites.