Red Carpet Rundown: The 2018 MTV EMAs in All Their Tacky Glory

Posted on November 06, 2018


We actually held back on this post because we figured this morning would be the better time to dazzle you all with something so hellaciously distracting that you’d forget about everything else for five minutes. This being an MTV event, there is cray on display. Lots of glitter, sparkle and unfortunate shapes about to pummel you in the face. Sweet, tacky distraction heading your way.

Sweet Tacky Distraction will be the title of our autobiography some day.

 

 

Bebe Rexha in Moschino x H&M

Did we lie? We did not. Honestly, we’re all for this; every bit of it. It’s loud and gaudy and completely right for her and the venue. And it’s great she’s sporting items her own fanbase might be able to snag for themselves.

 

 

Camila Cabello in Alex Perry

This, on the other hand, is a bridesmaid gown. Tsk.

 

 

Debby Ryan in Dzojchen

We don’t expect a ton of agreement on this, but we actually like the suit. We just think it’s a weird thing to wear to an MTV show and it’s not exactly exploding with youth and freshness.

 

 

Dua Lipa in Saint Laurent

All of this works for us. She’s more suited for high fashion than a lot of pop stars and this looks really great on her.

 

 

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson (in Raisa & Vanessa)

Harley and Mr. J hit the red carpet.

You absolutely cannot NOT see that now.

 

 

Hailee Steinfeld in Armani Privé

Girl, unless you’re in the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, this is a very silly outfit.

 

 

Halsey in Raisa & Vanessa

Hideous dress. We’re sorry if you expected a reasoned critique on this one. We got nothing except a curled lip and a puzzled expression. We just don’t get how anyone can’t see that it’s awful.

 

 

Janet Jackson

Queen Janet is dressing absolutely right for the occasion. It’s refreshing to see in this sea of high-fashion gowns and ticky-tacky disasters.

 

 

Jason Derulo

Another look we’d call pretty much flawless. He looks hot, the pieces look chic, and it all feels right for where he is.

 

 

Lindsay Lohan in Saint Laurent

The tackiest ornament on the tree. To be fair, outside of maybe Lupita, we don’t know who’d look good in this dress. Still, it’s distinctly bad for her in shape and color.
 

 

 

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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