Couture For The Cable Set?
The MTV Video Music Awards are one of the kickiest and most slaphappy shows of the red-carpet calendar. This is the event, after all, where Kanye famously stormed the stage, where Eminem got a faceful (a scripted faceful, but a faceful all the same) of Brüno’s behind. The dress code, accordingly, tends to be on the slightly less sophisticated end.
Not last night. Maybe it was the presence of Lady Gaga—who, by the way, took home multiple awards, accepted in multiple over-the-top outfits—but starlets stepped up their game. Before the night was through, Gaga had tried a cascading Alexander McQueen gown (complete with Spring 2010 armadillo-esque heels) and a custom, lavishly tiered Giorgio Armani collaboration. But she was matched by a few strong, stylish types who raised the VMA stakes. There were not one but two Fall ’10 Givenchy Haute Couture gowns to grace the carpet last night: British singer Florence Welch (lately a fan of Willow for such events) wore Riccardo Tisci’s gorgeous, golden lace-encrusted gown to great effect. And Tisci’s pal Ciara chose the ombré feathered stunner worn by house favorite Malgosia Bela at the couture presentation. The two are all we want to talk about from the show—and since the ceremony was one that featured a comedy sketch starring LiLo and a détente (of sorts) between Kanye and Taylor Swift, that’s saying something.
What do you think? Who was the evening’s best-dressed star?