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Last night at the MTV Movie Awards, Rita Ora was responsible for probably our #1 fave show moment. Here's a hint: muscles. Here's another hint: Zac Efron. OK, yes, it was when Rita ripped Zac's shirt off. Snap buttons are the best invention, right? Before she was inches away from Zac's bare bod, Rita had to get ready for the show, and we snagged some behind-the-scenes photos. Just think, as she was getting her makeup done, she had no idea she'd soon be lauded as a hero. What a world.
Rita Ora at the Met Gala in New York on May 6.
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No matter what the occasion, no matter what time of year, we can ALWAYS count on Rita Ora to turn it out on the red carpet in full fashion glory. And tonight’s Met Gala was no different, with the singer's feet firmly planted on the pretty side of the punk scale in a shimmery Thakoon dress. The all-white custom-designed number came adorned with glistening stripes and baring just a sliver of stomach (um, not to mention, a sky-high slit!), making Rita one of the few stars tonight who took a lighter approach to punk. While many attendees have been known to change up their outfit choices up to the very last second at events like these, this pop star knew what she wanted weeks ago… and stuck with that vision. According to her stylist Jason Rembert, “The look was set for a month and a half. Thakoon sent over a sketch that Rita and I fell in love with,” he explained over email. “[It] was great to have a more classic approach to the punk theme.”
Rita Ora at Elle Magazine's Women In Music celebration.
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Aside from the one-two punch of her being arguably one of THE most adorable girls on the planet and having a seriously killer set of pipes, we here at MTV Style are head-over-heels for Rita Ora because along with all of that, she, too, shares our deep appreciation for FASHUN and the unique ways it intersects with music. One of these such junctions is Elle magazine's annual Women In Music issue and is a cross section at which Rita sits at the epicenter. Miss Ora fronts the May 2013 issue alongside fellow lady artists Adele and Alicia Keys, but of the three cover girls, Rita is the only one to have also performed at the mag's celebratory Women In Music event in New York City, April 10th. Martha Wainwright and Kelly Rowland also took the stage that night, but Rita stood out amongst this set, too, having been the only act to switch up her look explicitly for her performance. In a great fashion Easter egg moment, we were lucky enough to carve out a little chat time with Rita and Jason Rembert, her long-time stylist and the man behind her Elle Women In Music red carpet and stage looks.