As the celebs perform for the cameras, the red carpet is bustling with activity. But before that, as the glam professionals hone the A-listers’ hair, makeup, and outfits, the actual action takes place. However, even the world’s best beauty supplies and staff can’t prevent a dubious fashion decision from being the talk of the town. So let’s go back in time and remember some of Hollywood’s most daring outfits that tore the fashion industry in two.
Grammy Award Winner Cardi B
At the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2019, New York rapper, singer, songwriter, and all-around talent Cardi B donned a dress that flowed almost as well as her rhymes. Cardi was converted into Venus in the vintage Thierry Mugler couture dress, emerging from a glittering pink oyster shell and wearing a pearl headdress and necklace set along with a scaled gold bodice. One method to make folks feel shell-shocked is to do that!
Katy Perry Shines Bright.
When she visited the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Katy Perry raised the roof and stole the show. At a prior occasion, she captured everyone’s attention while dressed as a gold armor-plated Fallen Angel. She enjoyed dressing like a huge hamburger the year before! Katy is renowned for camping it up, and while dressed as Moschino’s enormous chandelier, she lit up the red carpet.
Amber Rose Is a Bright Light
Amber Rose, also known as Amber Rose Levonchuck, is well-known now for modelling. She was best known for dating Kanye West, often known as Ye, before she became a celebrity in her own right. A provocative silver chain-link outfit covered the voluptuous beauty as she made her entrance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. She was then wed to the rapper Wiz Khalifa. She has since dated Alexander Edwards, the executive of the Def Jam musical label, and Machine Gun Kelly.
Beyonce wore rhinestones strategically placed.
It was Thursday, May 4, 2015. The location was the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Met Ball was the occasion. Beyoncé Knowles was the star, and the subject was “China: Through The Looking Glass.” In a glistening Givenchy gown adorned with Swarovski crystals, she appeared to float across the red carpet. It was one of her heaviest dresses, nevertheless, due to the abundance of jewels, rhinestones, and rough crystals.
Where’s Kim at?
Kim Kardashian’s appearance at the 2021 Met Gala went viral on social media. Kim later acknowledged she was confused by Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga, when he described the event’s subject as “Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion.” Naturally, Kim was unable to see the necessity of hiding her face. Demna may have been influenced by The Gimp from Quentin Tarantino’s landmark 1994 movie Pulp Fiction, but we can only speculate. Kim almost missed the entire thing. Her group initially struggled to locate her in the darkness. When they did locate her, they were informed that “The Gimp’s Sleeping.” The dad jokes are our apologies.
Kim K didn’t do it first; Carmen Electra did.
Carmen Electra, who starred in Baywatch, may have been at the height of her career more than twenty years ago, but at the 1998 M.T.V. Movie Awards, she was positively electrifying. She had such a captivating appearance that Kim Kardashian mimicked her by donning an ivory backless, torso-free satin dress. A clear string at the back was the only thing tying the dresses together. Carmen shared a side-by-side comparison image of the outfit on Instagram after seeing it. Carmen claimed that she still has her 1998 dress and that she was flattered that Kim would recreate her classic costume, rather than being angry that Kardashian had imitated her look.
Rita Ora arrived late
When Rita Ora presided over the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, she was the hostess with the mostess. She actually wore thirteen eye-catching outfits throughout the glamorous evening as she showcased her “natural and authentic” presenting abilities. Rita Sahatçiu Ora, a British singer who goes by Rita, opened the show by singing while decked up in a fluffy white robe, a white towel, white sneakers, and £6 million ($7.5 million) in Lorraine Schwartz jewellery!. But if you believed she was inspired by the Nirvana song “Come As You Are” or that she sang straight from the hotel bathroom, think again. Her short robe, which she changed into after singing, was intended to highlight her toned and tanned legs.
The glamorous model, media personality, socialite, and daughter of Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, Kendall, took the “Art of the In-Between” theme to heart.
as she cautiously ascended the stairs to the 2017 Met Gala while hiking up her stunning dress. Don’t you just detest having to lift your dress to show off your flawless posterior? The theme of that year’s exhibition, “Art Of The In-Between,” focused on the creations of Japanese avant-garde fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. We can see through most of Kendall’s outfit, so she must have taken the idea to heart because it was so revealing!
18th-Century Punks Serve as Inspiration for Rihanna.
At the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” event, this is how you steal the show. The sculpted gown worn by Rihanna was described by Vogue magazine’s fashion reviewers as “influenced by 18th-century punks and comprised of floral fabrics, piled and ripped apart like petals.” The best way to describe it was “a full-on fashion fantasy,” according to the same crew. Although we may be biassed in favour of Rihanna, she absolutely owned the red carpet. They all carried parasols to shield their faces from the sun, according to Baudelaire’s Encyclopedia of 18th Century Punks. You’d think Rihanna would remember her umbrella of all people!
Megan didn’t leave much to the imagination.
The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet was graced by Megan Fox. The actress donned a curve-hugging, totally transparent couture Mugler midi dress with minimal sparkly embroidery when she arrived with her musician boyfriend, Machine Gun Kelly. She embodied Rose McGowan’s infamous “bare” clothing from the 1999 VMA Awards in doing so. Megan accented her stunning ensemble with Lorraine Schwartz earrings and Jimmy Choo heels while donning a silver studded thong underneath. Undoubtedly one of the actress’s best red carpet looks to date, this ensemble will go down in history.
This Lady Gaga look will live in infamy.
When Lady Gaga showed out at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards wearing the notorious meat dress by designer Franc Fernandez, it created quite a sensation. She was wearing a dress made entirely out of raw meat, you read that correctly. Producers were left perplexed and wondering if there was meat on her head. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) president, Ingrid Newkirk, released a statement about the meat dress because it was so divisive. After the performance, Lady Gaga was amusingly given a bikini and skirt made of lettuce and other vegetables by vegan Elle DeGeneres!
Mr. President, happy birthday!
That woman is back again! At the New York City Met Gala in 2022, Kim Kardashian is seen here posing for a picture. She wasn’t motivated by the uniquely American Carmen Electra this year because the topic was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” Marilyn Monroe was the most American icon she could think of as her inspiration. Kim stunned the fashion industry by donning platinum blonde hair and the infamous sparkling dress of Marilyn. When John F. Kennedy turned 45 in 1962, Marilyn first wore the outfit to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to him. The gown, which fetched $4.8 million at auction, needs to be kept in a darkened vault at a precise temperature of 68 degrees with a humidity of 40 to 50 percent!
The first to go viral was J-frog-green Lo’s dress.
Who can forget J-Lo attending the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards wearing this legendary emerald silk chiffon dress, which is now valued between $100,000 and $200,000? It was so long ago in 2000—is that even possible? Jenny From The Block made headlines when she wore a dress that dipped in a V-shape to just below her navel. It was likely the first outfit to go viral. However, J-Lo has contributed to building the internet, not destroying it! The outfit is credited with motivating the computer giant to establish Google Images when it became the most popular search query they had ever seen. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Björk resembled a swan.
No one has ever stirred up a catwalk like Björk, though many have tried! The delightfully eccentric Icelandic singer attempted to lay an egg on the red carpet after arriving at the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001 while dressed as a swan. Her dress was “a full-body stocking covered with a big swan whose neck wrapped around her with its head and beak resting on her breasts,” according to Macedonian designer Marjan Pejoski. For weeks, the garment was the topic of discussion among commentators, with some calling the move “the year’s fashion faux pas.” Nevertheless, the dress was named as the ninth-most iconic red carpet outfit of all time by the UK’s Daily Telegraph in 2008.
Nicki has it, and she’s showing it off.
At the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at New York’s renowned Radio City Music Hall, the Queen of Hip-Hop, Nicki Minaj, is seen here obstructing traffic. The rapper successfully wore a garment that was entirely see-through, revealing a cream bodysuit with black pipelining underneath. The bodysuit’s crisscross straps almost completely enclose her booty when viewed from the back. A similar choker and waist belt from Off-White completed the ensemble for her. Nicki turned a few heads and contributed to a few traffic incidents with her hoop earrings, diamond-accented jewellery, and metallic sandals with heels.
Real credit cards are worn by Lizzy Gardiner
Do you desire to age? Lizzy Gardiner is seen here walking the red carpet for the 1995 Academy Awards. The 67th Academy Awards took place in that. The 92nd Oscars were just celebrated, and the Centenary will be honoured this decade. The Australian costumier shimmered in an outfit made of 254 gold American Express cards, which she used to create the spectacular The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert costumes that earned her the Best Costume Design Oscar. If you think she appeared to be worth a million dollars, you should know that all of the American Express credit cards she was using were genuine but expired.
Toilet Issues with Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish showed up to the Oscars in a black custom Gucci gown with off-the-shoulder ruffles that had multiple layers of fabric and an exaggerated form. However, not everyone appreciated it. Billie was dubbed as one of the Oscars’ worst-dressed celebs by a Tik-Tok user who quipped, “I’ve had enough of her sh*t.” In typical Billie fashion, she responded with a video of her own, turning off the camera as she was using the restroom!. The theme song from the 007 movie No Time To Die, written by Billie and her brother Finneas, won the Best Original Song Oscar. Do you believe a Tik-Tok user has ever been awarded an Oscar for penning and singing the James Bond theme song? No, we thought not.
Bella’s Debatable Golden Lungs
Fashions come and go, but style endures, as Yves Saint Laurent eloquently put it. Here is gorgeous American model Bella Hadid demonstrating the point in a floor-grazing wool Schiaparelli gown during the 74th Cannes Film Festival in 2021. Daniel Roseberry’s design has a plunging neckline that beautifully frames a necklace made of plated brass that was inspired by the human lungs. It more closely resembles an upside-down Yggdrasil tree than the human respiratory system. If you’re unfamiliar with Yggdrasil, it’s the holy, immortal tree that opens up to the nine Norse mythological worlds. Bella’s appearance was so wonderful; she instantly took us all to another planet! However, not everyone agreed; to others, having golden lungs felt wealthy and out of touch during the COVID pandemic.
Like A Wrecking Ball, Miley entered.
Miley Cyrus is a master of the entrance! Or perhaps we should say make an entrance? When all songs in 2014 seemed to be about things like umbrellas or wrecking balls or minerals like diamonds and titanium, Miley arrived on a wrecking ball and destroyed the Barclays Center’s entrance in Brooklyn. I kid, but it would have been a sight to see! Okay, but returning to the subject at hand: she is seen here attending the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards at the recently remodelled Barclays Center. In a transparent and sequined strapless Mugler gown, Miley sparkled brilliantly (like a diamond). She completed the outfit with a titanium blonde mullet and matching gloves.
The dream team of the Kardashians-Jenners
Let me introduce The Terrific Trio of Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Met Gala. You’ve heard of The Dynamic Duo and The Magnificent Seven. Kylie accessorised with a matching lilac wig and a purple Versace gown with feathery sleeves. Boy on a Dolphin, a 1957 Sophia Loren film, served as the inspiration for Kim’s tousled, moist hair, wet-look complexion, and beaded drops dripping from her fitted dress. Kendall chose a richly feathered, orange Versace gown with sheer sections and Victoria’s Secret Angel wings as her final look.
Unless you’re talking about money, Paris Hilton believes that less is more.
Less is sometimes better. Paris Hilton arrived at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards wearing Venice Beach attire, at least that’s what we imagine she was thinking. The reality TV personality, pop cultural icon, and heir to the Hilton Hotel Empire sported a revealing aqua blue two-piece that was once described as “half bikini, part wrap.” However, we have a different opinion from certain fashion journalists who criticised her look. We feel there’s nothing wrong with showing up to a big awards ceremony in your bikini and a wrap!
Irina Shayk just brought what was absolutely necessary.
There was no better way for model Irina Shayk to get known to those who hadn’t heard of her before than to start a fire at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party! Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova, a Russian beauty, unveiled her flawless shape to the world in a gorgeous see-through mesh dress, just like Kendall Jenner did. Though it wasn’t entirely transparent, the other half hides her. Not just Irina, but other attendees had close calls as well. Rita Ora, a British singer-songwriter, showed off her tattoos and wore no panties when attending the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in a similar transparent dress.
A Walking ATM Was Veronica Vega
Madison Square Gardens and Radio City Music Hall have both hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. So it’s safe to assume that nobody arrived to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, in 2019 with high expectations. That is, until Veronica Vega arrived! The Florida-born singer, rapper, and dancer sported an oversized dollar bill skirt and a silver chain-link bra that barely covered her breasts. The Love & Hip Hop: Miami star accessorised with patterned stiletto boots, sunglasses, and a crazy skirt. She accessorised the glam appearance with a high ponytail of her golden blonde hair.
Ratajkowski, Emily From head to toe and ear to ear, sparkling
If you’re unfamiliar with Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski, she rose to stardom on the iCarly television programme on Nickelodeon. A few years later, at the 2019 Met Gala, the now-ravishingly handsome model, actress, and novelist flaunted her improbably lean frame. By imitating Cher’s original naked dress from the 1970s, Emily successfully embodied the year’s theme, “Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion,” which was an homage to all things outrageous. In a halter-necked custom Dundas gown with a full-bodice cut-out, an open back, a sheer silhouette, a tiny train, and a feather headpiece, Emily stole the show. She was completely sparkling from head to toe and ear to ear thanks to crystal strands!
Ashanti Channels Big Bondage Feels
When Ashanti let loose her inner dominatrix on the red carpet at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, she didn’t appear “Foolish.” She wore a black bikini with dazzling straps that covered her toned torso and legs as part of her bondage-inspired Michael Costello attire. She also added height with a pair of black stilettos while donning a tie-side maxi skirt with gold elements. She completed her look by adding matching gold jewellery and earrings. However, the singer’s braid, which was so long that it touched the floor, isn’t visible. However, tiny Ashanti is only 5’3″ tall when wearing heels, so it wasn’t very long.