Do you know what the date is today?? It's December 12, 2012. As in 12.12.12, guys! Thanks to our "The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile" which has been airing live since noon today, we've been counting down the biggest and best moments of the past year. Around these parts, we hone in on the fashion-filled moments. The best nail art, best facial hair, and even the best Instagram selfies — they've all made it to our MTV Style recaps thus far. What's next up? The results to our Readers' Choice: Best Dressed Stars of 2012 poll!
Lady Gaga and Harry Styles look pretty happy about their titles.
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While photoshopping Lady Gaga and Harry Styles together into gilded crowns and a technicolor light show is definitely a thing we'd do on any normal day, today, this image has a special meaning. Dear MTV Style readers, Gaga and One Direction are the lady and dude(s) YOU crowned as the BEST dressed stars of 2012. We offered up some hefty competition — Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Elle Fanning, Emma Watson, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Taylor Swift for the ladies and Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adam Lambert, PSY, Robert Pattinson, A$AP Rocky, and Kanye West for the dudes — but it was GAGA and 1D that pulled through and reigned supreme. Definite special mention should be given to Miley and Glambert who were SO narrowly beaten out for the titles (check those poll numbers, eep!), but we're going to take this time to go deep into the crisp styles of your winners. LEGGO!
You crowned Lady Gaga your Readers' Choice: Best Dressed Lady of 2012.
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In retrospect, if you're going to crown a stylish LADY of 2012, it only makes sense that the title goes to Lady Gaga. Not just because it's a (marginally) funny play on her name but because the woman is always ON. Whether she's wearing Vivienne Westwood straight off the runway, bestowed vintage Versace gems from the archive and borrowed from Donatella herself, OR, you know, wearing a dress made entirely of hair, Lady Gaga is forever killing the style game from high fashion to avant garde. And on TOP of that, she doesn't skimp on the beauty regime. Nails done, hair done, EVERYTHING did. *bows in exhaltation*
You crowned One Direction your Readers' Choice: Best Dressed Dudes of 2012.
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Putting 1D in this clash of the fashion titans was a huge wild card for us. Not because we doubted their sartorial prowess (on the COMPLETE contrary, I mean, look at these outfits all stacked up), but because we were filling the spot of one dude with five. But we only had spots for ten nominees, and how could we choose between perfectly coiffed Harry, suspendered Louis, bedroomy eyed Liam, polo sporting Niall, and our all-around spirit animal Zayn? The answer is: we couldn't, so we just nominated the entire group. Their ability to exactly color-coordinate with Pantone precision is supremely bananas, AND they spread out the shades and prints into the perfect negative-positive space balance, rendering each group photo kiiiiiind of a masterpiece. Congratulations to One Direction, Lady Gaga, and all their fashion fans — you all won big today!
"The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile" goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, special editions of "RapFix Live" with Ma$e and A$AP Rocky, "Big Morning Buzz Live," "MTV After Hours" with Norman Reedus, "You Oughta Know," surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways and much much more!