The 2014 MTV VMAs did not disappoint with plenty of haute red carpet looks, and haute performances to match! The red carpet was full of sparkly dresses, sexy pant suits, and a modern double denim disaster, courtesy of Katy Perry and Riff Raff! And onstage, the performer of the night was Beyonce, of course, who worked the stage in a jeweled Tom Ford custom creation.
Read on for my picks of last night’s red carpet winners and the celebs (losers) who should have tried again:
RED CARPET WINNERS
J. Lo just keeps looking better and better! She wore a sparkly silver Charbel Zoe dress with strategically placed cutouts paired with wore Jimmy Choo pumps, Norman Silverman jewelry and a silver python Thalé Blanc ‘Talia Mini Fastueux’ clutch.
Nicki Minaj hit the red carpet in a long-sleeved, leopard print mini dress paired with Saint Laurent Janis 105 Escarpin Pumps in Powder Patent Leather. She looked beautiful with her hair gently waved and parted on one side.
Miley Cyrus looked tame compared to last year’s look of a latex bra top and panties. This year she wore a bit more clothing: a black leather bandeau/bra top and harem pants by Alexandre Vauthier.
Kendall Jenner looked modelicious in an Alon Livne mesh top with a black bra and pants.
Demi Lovato wore a bright red Lanvin gown that showed plenty of cleavage.
Iggy Azalea wore a strapless, silver Versace gown.
Rita Ora rocked a sexy red silk charmeuse dress by Donna Karan Atelier.
Pregnant Kelly Rowland glowed in a sparkly, nude Kaufman Franco halter gown.
Jordin Sparks looked pretty in a white Simply Intricate dress, Stuart Weitzman Nudist heels, Virgins, Saints & Angels earrings and a Charlie Lapson handbag. Her boyfriend Jason Derulo wore a matching white suit.
RED CARPET LOSERS
Victoria Justice rocked a chic white Alice + Olivia tube top but the look went wrong with her feathered Lublu Kira Plastinina skirt. She accessorized with Jimmy Choo Maya Studded Black Suede Pointy Toe Pumps, Edie Parker’s #Hashtag clutch, Sorelli earrings and a Dionea Orcini ring.
Jourdan Dunn looked a bit under dressed in a black Balmain maxi skirt and bra top.
Katy Perry and Riff Raff wore matching Versace denim looks, and tried to give Britney Spears‘ and Justin Timberlake‘s double denim outfits a run for their money.
Ariana Grande wore a leather Moschino dress and Tom Ford over-the-knee boots but the edgy look overpowered her tiny frame.
Nina Dobrev wore a black and red dress by one of her favorite designers: Zuhair Murad.
Amber Rose hit the red carpet wearing pretty much just a silver bikini and body chains by Laura Dewitt.
Who were your red carpet favorites?
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