Britney Spears at the 2011 VMAs.
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We hit up the 2011 VMA red carpet with our host Kreayshawn, and we live-blogged it all STRAIGHT from the scene to dish on what celebs were wearing. But sometimes, there are some artists we don't get to talk to (but REALLY, REALLY wish we did) and we have to admire their outfits from afar. See: Britney Spears' photo above. She wore a black sequin Moschino romper with sheer overlay detail, a low-slung belt, and platform gold and black peep-toe boots. KILLER. Demi Lovato shined a body-conscious Mandalay silver sequin plunging mini with matching Christian Louboutin pumps, and Miley Cyrus sported a long floral and animal print blue and black Roberto Cavalli gown. Wanna know who else we missed? Check out our SUPER HUGE VMA red carpet flipbook with every single celeb below!!
Kreayshawn is excited to host the MTV.com red carpet report!
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BREAKING NEWS! MTV Style has just confirmed that rapper/director (and STYLE FAVE) Kreayshawn will host the 2011 Video Music Awards Red Carpet Report for MTV.com on Aug. 28! "I'm super excited to be the red carpet host at this year's VMAs," says Kreayshawn. "I can harass celebrities about what they're wearing, what they ate before they got to the carpet, all sorts of funny stuff." The "Gucci Gucci" singer and Best New Artist nominee will interview attendees about their VMA red carpet style exclusively for MTV.com.
Lady Gaga and Cher at the 2010 VMAs, and their canine dopplegängers.
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If you haven't seen the animal reenactment of Lady Gaga winning the 2010 Best Music Video Award and asking a scantily clad Cher to hold her meat purse, you are clearly missing out on the internet. When redone by a wig-wearing Sugar and a non-meat omnomnoming Moxie, the moment is every bit as memorable (but way cuter) than it was the first time around. And not only are animals acting like (famous) people heart-melting, but the costuming is so impeccable that we had to speak to the woman who sat down to replicate the VMAs Gone Wild looks...but for pint-sized pups. Check the reenactment in its furry fabulousness after the jump.
Nicki Minaj wears Japanese designer Shojono Tomo.
There was a time when Nicki Minaj was maybe a little less about unbridled shock factor and more focused on good old-fashioned American sex appeal. Not to say that the two are mutually exclusive by ANY means (uhhh, have you ever seen Megan Fox? Because personally, I’m shocked at nature every time I lay eyes on her), but despite retaining a clear affinity for all things skintight and hella revealing, Nicki’s new favored aesthetic doesn’t ooze "animal magnetism"/"humanahumana" so much as "plasticine '80s comic book."
Though we won't see who exactly did something until the Do Something! Awards arrive on VH1 on Thursday, we can already tell you that things got did...er, done. Because the award appreciates those bright, shining, young people who make a change, celebs like Tyra Banks and Demi Lovato brought their brightest and shiniest (respectively) outfits to the VH1 red carpet. (The show was taped last night, in case you were wondering about our preternatural awards ceremonies prediction abilities. Which we ALSO have, but we also snagged some images for your enjoyment, as well.)
Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, and Olivia Wilde shine in metallic at the 2011 Do Something! Awards.
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Nothing puts a well-polished glint on the future of activism like metallic fabric (Got that? Good, glad you're coming with me.), and what we have here is three very different takes on a very cool trend. First we have Miss Demi Lovato, who is just knocking it out of the style park these days with her incredible hair/skin combo and sartorial smarts. She has a simple, figure-flattering white dress with a silver embroidery down the front. The slight hint of metal really gave her white dress a sense of movement and versatility. On the masculine front, Justin Bieber demonstrates how a dude can rock the metal trend without looking shiny or like he just returned from Ibiza. With treated denim, the Beebs took a casual look and made it surprisingly red carpet with a gentle gold sheen. Gold pants, once veering into dangerous Freddie Mercury territory, are surprisingly elegant. For the most dramatic metallic of the night, Olivia Wilde showed up in a Grecian Chloe resort gown. While the cut might not be the most forward-thinking, the all-over shimmer of the fabric is gorge.
Dianna Agron dyes her hair pink!
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One of the greatest things about growing up is looking back on your personal style evolution and realizing how far you've come. Sure there are looks you can laugh at in your past (you better believe jeggings and joggs will come back to haunt you), but then there are those wardrobe epiphanies that move life stylishly forward. It's humbling to see that stars (they're just like us!) go through the same evolution we do—only they do it much quicker and for all the world to see. If we had to give an award to someone truly SLAYING IT in the style evolution department, though, the periwinkle blue ribbon would go to Dianna Agron, aka Glee's Quinn Fabray. A rising star of both the small and big screen, she is now a bona fide STYLE SENSATION, too. Thus, in honor of the opening of the Glee Live! In Concert! movie, we'd like to present her complete style transformation...
Sarah Silverman at August's InStyle Party, Taylor Momsen at Lollapalooza, and Emily Browning at this summer's amfAR Inspiration Gala Paris.
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Smart move for those who miss their equestrian or over-the-knee boots in the summer: Instead of going with leather or wool, embrace your inner schoolgirl and let your hosiery creep past your knee...BUT NO MORE. Yes, ladies, we are discussing the thigh-high sock, that welcome-to-fall trend that stands in for a boot/structured shoe/nylons but is cheekier than all three. And in preparation for fall, ladies on the carpet rouge have started busting out their thigh highs, staying summer (upper thigh exposed = ventilation and cooling, plus an addition of sheer as opposed to seasonally unfriendly wool) while hinting at the coming season (knee-high sock = collegiate/incoming autumn look). And each of our trendsetters has taken their own approach, demonstrating that knee-highs do not always communicate the same thing. Except, you know, your knees are covered but your thighs can be freeeee!
Lea Michele, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera at the 'Glee 3D' premiere.
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What started as an experiment in TV formatting (Musicals?! Gay teenagers? Jane Lynch!!!?) has turned into a worldwide phenomenon and a certain guarantee that the McKinley High Gleeks aren't falling off our radar anytime soon. Lea Michele, with her powerhouse voice and dark-eyed beauty, is not only a star onstage, but she's certainly earning her sartorial stripes on the red carpet. Instead of tapping into the traditional Hollywood steeze she has made her calling card, for the Glee 3D Premiere, Lea hiked up her hemline and opted for a fancy mini Marchesa tube-dress, with plenty of details and bunches of chiffon to add volume. It appears that Lea wasn't the only one who kicked her skirt-length up a notch. Heather Morris (whose spot-on Ke$ha impression still echoes every time we look at her) balanced her super-short skirt (and CRAMAZING legs) with a long-sleeve, plum-colored Tibi dress. In order to anchor her silk shift, the dress had heavy metal shoulder details. Jury is still out on the heels, which take center stage thanks to her above-the-knee dress, but look a little utilitarian underneath her simple dress. Naya Rivera, who plays troublemaker Santana, ditches her bad girl persona but keeps the sex appeal in a monotone royal purple Rue du Mail dress and the all-the-rage Walter Steiger curved pumps. Though her dress is practically micro, we wish she woulda ditched her tights...it is STILL August, after all. But the understated, single-color details and her sleek hair and makeup make her look together and composed.