Having given the spotlight to a few of the… let’s call them “standouts” on the MTV Awards red carpet, it’s time to round up some of the other… “notable,” let’s say – looks of the night for quick and easy judgment.
Pretty much all bets are off for an MTV red carpet, so we can’t get too mad about this brazen bit of gay self-promotion. It’s not fashion, so we’ll just say “Attaboy,” gay boy.
Diplo in Nanushka
Turns out? Diplo can’t pull of Gene Kelly cosplay.
Hannah Einbinder in Fendi
We tend to love her minimal, ’90s power lesbian redux style, but this one’s not quite working. The proportions in the waist height, hem length and sleeve shape are terrible.
Jamie Campbell Bower
Some people are better suited to the Big Suit style than others. He’s giving this exactly the rockstar vibe it needs to work, but we wouldn’t call any of the pieces interesting enough on their own.
Jenna Ortega in Valentino
The trailer for her Tim Burton-created Wednesday Addams series dropped the next morning so this couldn’t be more on point as a slightly subtle, borderline cosplay bit of self-promotion.
Lana Condor in Valentino
She doesn’t look remotely comfortable here and we have to admit that it’s time to retire the Valentino Barbie pink trend.
Maria Bakalova in Dolce & Gabbana
It’s borderline “Tiffany goes to the MTV Awards circa 1989,” which is kind of cute and fun. The ladies are really into the public bras and crop tops lately, no?
She’s hilarious on Hacks, so it pains us to see this fashion travesty. What puzzles us so much is that the dress would look a thousand percent better on her without that corset thing hanging off it. A simple silk slip dress in a bronzey color sounds like a great idea for her. Why fuck it up so much? Also: those shoes don’t go with it at all.
Olivia Rodrigo in Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier
We’ll never get mad at a gal making good use of vintage JPG on the red carpet. The hair is a cute touch. We’re beginning to realize there’s no point in saying anything about anyone’s makeup under these hellaciously terrible lighting conditions.
Pablo Schreiber in Dzojchen
It’s not breaking any rules or reinventing any wheels, but he looks fine. He has a tendency to wear his pants full and his jackets a bit small.
Sophia Di Martino in Any Old Iron
This is a cute idea, but the fit is off and we think a contrasting shirt would make a lot more sense.
[Photo Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV, Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for MTV, Faye’s Vision/Cover Images/INSTARIMAGES]
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