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.



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


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]

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