Iggy Azalea in Atelier Versace at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted on August 25, 2014

Our initial impression was that this obsured her shape by minimizing her bust and putting all the focus on her hips, but then we realized…

Iggy-Azalea-Atelier-Versace-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-VMAs-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Iggy Azalea attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California in an Atelier Versace gown accessorized with jewelry by Nasrin Imani and Piaget.

Iggy-Azalea-Atelier-Versace-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-VMAs-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Atelier Versace Spring 2014 Couture Collection

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That’s the entire point. It’s a feature, not a bug. And it really grew on us; especially when we saw her moving in it. It pulls across the hips too much and we’re really not in love with everything going on in the head area, but we can’t deny it: this is a look that demands that you look. She’s got the bearing and the bod for it. And it’s Versace at the VMAs. This is the Where and the When for this look.

But oof, we really hate the makeup the more we look at it.



[Photo Credit: David Gabber/PRPhotos.com, IMAXTree]

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  • FrigidDiva

    She looks like Nikki Minaj in that last pic.

    • Anna

      I’m getting love child of Nikki Minaj and Dianna Agron. Odd combination, I know, but I get Dianna in the 3rd photo and Nikki in the last one.

      • Trent

        I immediately thought “love child of Nicki Minaj and Paris Hilton,” but I totally see yours, too…

        (EDIT: apologies to Marlie, who said the exact same thing down below!)

        • Anna

          I didn’t see Paris at first, but totally see it now, especially with the hair.

    • StarburstLady

      You realize that’s exactly the comparison she wants you to make.

      • FrigidDiva

        Possibly, but didn’t Minaj throw shade at her at the BET’s or some other award? Something about originality or something of that sort. Who knows. Apparently there’s only room for one female rapper at a time.

        • Evil Edie

          Iggy Azalea is problematic for many reasons. Some of it was the media raising her up as “the new face of rap”, when she is a white Australian woman who isn’t doing anything very new with the form. Some of it is her writing things like “I’m a runaway slave master”. Yes she apologized, but dayum!
          If you want female rappers who are actually pushing the form I suggest THEESatisfaction.

          • sojourneryouth

            Preach it! She is #1 on my Totally Rational Hate List. Google some of her tweets. Bish is vile!

            I don’t hate the dress, but her pneumatic butt makes my entire visual cortex ache.

          • FrigidDiva

            Iggy Azalea just grates on my nerves whenever I hear that terrible “Fancy” on the radio, which is ALL THE TIME, because there’s only ever 10 songs released at any one time that are in rotation.

          • And wasn’t she an illegal immigrant to the US for a long time? I know I have heard that she didn’t have the correct visa. The new face of rap is only acceptable if it isn’t a brown face. Heaven forbid she was crossing the border from South America.

            ETA sorry, but as an Australian who has had visa worries in my adopted country that stuff really winds me up.

          • Evil Edie

            From American Dreamin’
            “What work visa are you currently on?
            “I’m currently on a five-year O visa. This was extremely difficult for me to get as I’d been earning money illegally in America for so many years, and as my profile rose in the media it became pretty hard to deny. Thankfully they turned a blind eye to that and approved me, but I did have to do charity work and other things to help sway them to look the other way. Eventually I crossed the border from USA to Canada and obtained my visa there.”

        • Clash D

          She probably saw the face resemblance too and thought – “oh hey-aall no”.

    • jen_vasm

      Have you heard of the Great White Hope? She’s the Great White Minaj. A tad less cracktackular, but this is her and her handler’s sole objective.

    • misstressofsylar

      Someone (I think it was in Buzzfeed) once said he was just waiting for the huge reveal that Iggy here is actually one of the Wayans brothers in drag, ala White Chicks.

  • Sobaika

    TERRIBLE hair and makeup. The rest is just ‘feh’

  • Bad hair, bad makeup, dress is better than seeing her labia.

    • Anna

      “Dress is better than seeing her labia,” is something to celebrate now it would seem.

      • A judgement we should always apply to Versace.

      • It is when you have seen her labia.*

        *not that they are unattractive as far as genitalia go, but I prefer to see that sort of thing in the context of a consensual relationship.

    • ccinnc

      That’s a low bar.

  • marlie

    I guess butts were the theme for the night. And she looks like a cross between Paris Hilton and Nicki Minaj.

    • sugarkane105

      Years ago, I used to feel like my hips and butt were too big. Now I feel they aren’t enough. You just can’t win!

    • KinoEye

      I’m reminded of a song by another Iggy (Pop) about L.A., aptly titled Butt Town:

      “I’m tellin’ you, it’s a motley crew
      In butt town
      Monday you’re new, and Friday you’re through
      In butt town
      Your producer is wily, and owns what he sells
      The talent is eager to go straight to hell
      The tits are amazing, and everyone’s gazing
      At some body part that’s the nature of art in butt town”

  • FibonacciSequins

    It’s pulling at the hips on the model, too. This is better than anything I’ve seen from the VMAs so far. I don’t know how she sat down, though.

  • That’s fine if it’s supposed to draw attention, but it’s still too small.

  • Coleen

    Decent dress, but the makeup and hair are so bad that the entire look is taken down as a result.

  • sugarkane105

    I don’t like the hair, but I think the dress is great. I also liked how her man had matching silver shoes.

  • RescueMe23

    I guess the VMAs are all about the booty..

    • somebody blonde

      And I am LIVING for it.

  • Slicked back hair will always make me irrationally angry.

  • Dany

    Stylists, STOP trying to make a chic version of the mullet. Just no.

    Good dress for the venue. Makeup is terrible.

  • Kitten Mittons

    She is all about that bass in this dress. Can’t hate that.

  • LibKat

    Honey, you are wearing Versace and diamonds. You need to commit more than pool hair and casual Friday makeup.

  • Sarah

    There must be a pony with a stump for a tail out there somewhere, because that mane of hers is distinctly equine in nature.

  • purplyturtle

    Now THAT is the girl who could wear the romper Taylor Swift tried to pull off.

    • They should have switched outfits.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I’ve always liked her style- even when she gets it wrong she still gives us something to talk about unlike some of her contemporaries.

  • Elisabeth Ashley

    I honestly can’t tell whether this works or not because my dislike of Iggy as a person makes it hard for me to view her objectively. The hair isn’t good though.

  • Glam Dixie

    I do not know how it is physically possible to be such a slender human and then to have an ass like that. That is one impressive backside and the dress is giving it it’s proper due.

    • xay

      I didn’t watch the VMAs, but having seen her videos I thought she was wearing padding in this picture.

      • Glam Dixie

        Hmmm, now that you mention it, I did see her Fancy video (the only thing that I know about her or have seen of her watched just for the Clueless fun) and I don’t remember noticing her rear. Curious.

        • RebeccaKW

          I saw something online, where they show a pic of her from Fancy where she’s not got much going on, and then a pic of her onstage in like a one-sy thong thing and she got booty. So I guess they did something to her in the video.

        • somebody blonde

          I watched the video again to check, but there really aren’t very many shots in which her butt is very prominent, and what’s more, she’s not wearing outfits that emphasize it in most of the video. The mini-skirt suit de-emphasizes her hips/butt by flaring over that area and having big structured shoulders to balance it it out (though the skirt flares out a lot more on her than it would on my narrow hips), she wears those black workout shorts which make her look smaller, she’s sitting at a lunch table or in a car for the others so you can’t see her hips/butt at all. If you wait until the end of the video, where she’s sitting at her desk in the classroom in the white shorts, that’s the only time you can really tell that she’s got Oakland booty/American thighs. If you google image her, you’ll find that it’s much easier to see in pictures.

    • I was wondering if the dress was padded? I don’t see how the hips she normally seems to pack could do this!

    • anyalama

      Uh… story of my life.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      You too can have it- she bought it LOL. But I do have a friend with that exact shape, naturally; she’s 6’1″ with wide hips and a booty.

    • dorothea_brooke

      I had that shape once upon a time. And HATED it. It’s perplexing/gratifying to see it celebrated.

    • CatLady

      She’s pear-shaped, like me. Slender all over and then most of my body fat collects in the thighs, hips, and butt.

  • Sarah V.

    I can’t help but see Hannibal Lecter when I see that bodice.

  • lunchcoma

    I don’t mind the shape or the styling of the dress, but I don’t know if someone with such warm coloring can pull off silver. I’m curious what it would look like in another color.

    She really needs to find a different hair stylist and makeup artist.

    • Glam Dixie

      The fabulous Sutan Amrull has been doing her tour makeup, but I’m not sure if he was on duty for the VMA’s.

      • MilaXX

        aka Raja from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

        • Glam Dixie

          I suppose I should’ve added that!

          • MilaXX

            I think only ANTM fans and makeup fans would know him otherwise.

      • lunchcoma

        Hmm. I suppose the other possibility is that she has a completely misguided sense of what flatters her, in which case her managers need to find her someone who will sit down with her and have a heart to heart.

  • vahtel

    My favorite thing about those photos is that disgruntled security guard in the back.

  • MilaXX

    The dress is getting the job done. She went with a generic hair & face because she had to change for her performance.

  • papillon

    That dress is just so ugly, confused and cheap looking. It looks like space couture. And on the model, it looks like it’s covered in saran wrap.

  • The makeup is horrendous and prevented this look from really knocking it out the park. Also, the slick back ‘do isn’t her friend.

  • Did she steal what’s her names butt?

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Tinfoil Barbie.

  • She looks oddly overdressed, and her hair is awful. Great figure, though.

  • ashtangajunkie

    This is not Paris Hilton, which means I’m old and don’t know anything about music, I’m guessing.

  • nannypoo

    I have heard of this person and thought it was the same as Iggy Pop. Evidently not.

    • Also not the same person as Azealia Banks, which confused me for ages.

    • somebody blonde

      Her song was #1 a month or two ago and hasn’t dropped out of the top 10, so apparently you don’t pay attention to what the kids are listening to 😛

  • FuhUgh

    Is she the love child of Paris Hilton and JLo? Because that’s what I am getting here.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Beware the man in the purple tie. Looks like he’s plotting something.

    • GemFemme

      Plotting to destroy anyone who dares to touch the Iggy ass.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    They just stuck those extensions in her head- didn’t even blend or anything. I have no objections to the dress, however. It’s supposed to look like that, and look like that, it does.

  • Coco Cornejo

    This was the year of the butt at the VMAs.

  • yayito83

    those are not her hips

  • Le_Sigh

    Sweet Jesus on a breadstick – I thought it was Paris Hilton until the 4th photo down. That is not a good thing.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      I think she looks A LOT like Paris Hilton, and I find that very off-putting.

  • AlisonS

    I don’t get the “let’s go to the mall” make-up. I mean you can still put effort and color on your face and still have people demand to look at your ass. I should know. My ass gets all sorts of attention.

  • Qitkat

    Atelier Versace has become so predictable.
    But dang girl, you’ve picked the right dress to show off your booty.

  • i love this. it’s wonder woman with the steel thighs of doom.

  • Dagney

    Well, I have an A cup, but my hips and butt are just hers, so I say an unequivocal IN. Booty for the win!!!

  • julnyes

    Is that really her shape? I’ve only ever seen that Fancy video (which I watched for the Clueless fun and thought the rapper didn’t appear in the video at all – I had no clue what she looked like)

    This is not the same body I saw in the video, though that is all I have ever seen of her.

    • myristica_fragrans

      it seems like if you’re a female rapper, you are mandated to get booty shots. her ass is flat in the video for pussy.

    • somebody blonde

      Google image her. That really is her shape.

  • It’s a great look, but I feel like she saw that Nikki Minaj had been going with more natural colored makeup and thought the translation to her own face was to make her head look all one color.

  • Milos Mom

    Did she get the tan so she did not work so washed out with the silver? I prefer her natural complexion.

  • Who is she? And when did JoLo give her that ass.

  • Man Dala

    I don’t get her as an artist.

  • Clash D

    I have to say – Versace fits the VMAs like a glove.

  • evave2

    The dress looks so fantastically dynamic on her, like uncles said; I can’t take my eyes off. I agree it pulls across her lower abdomen.

    I also think her makeup needed to be a little more dramatic.

  • shayna61

    No, sorry, that thing is hideous.

  • somebody blonde

    Love the dress, but she should never wear her hair like that. That’s where all the Paris Hilton comparisons are coming from and one should NEVER want to look like her.

  • If only her boobs weren’t so small she would be the white version of Niicki Minaj

  • Wait am i imaging this or is Iggy missing her left eyelash (the fake one)?