The awards handed out and speeches said, music awards have always been talking points, not just for the glitter of the trophies, but for the allure of the clothes. What garments are worn by the famous celebs become as iconic as the runways themselves.
In what had evidently become the battle for the pop charts, singers Lady Gaga and Katy Perry each brought to the carpet their own signature styles. Gaga chose to wore a PVC black maxi dress, conjuring a demure that only the designer Prabal Gurung could stitch. Though resembling a bin bag, Gaga still evoked elegance cap-à-pie whilst still retaining the eccentricity that her name is known for. The v-neck made her decolletage the main eye catcher; take note! Current pop nemesis Katy Perry wore a dress of equal wackiness; a leopard print dress by Emanuel Ungaro. But alongside the animalistic print, a bit of lepidopterology was sprinkled in with butterflies sitting atop the shoulders. There's a lot going on here, but somehow, the playfulness works.
Who stole the ceremony to me? Not the crazed garments of Gaga or Perry, nor was it the bejeweled hot mess called Miley Cyrus. No, it was the simplicity of one Taylor Swift. Clearly not phased by her ex-boyfriend's presence, Swift evoked a stern aura mixed with a vintage Hollywood look a la Audrey Hepburn. A great comparison indeed, but her dress accentuates her tall streamlined figure with grace in a soigné manner. You can never go wrong with a navy little dress. Likewise, even ex-Disney sweepings can look good. Selena Gomez wore a Atelier Versace dress that featured a sweeping thigh high split. The focus being the small, hook and eye fastenings that reminded many of us of a certain dress...
For most dramatic looks, the awards have to go to Robin Thicke and Darren Criss. Thicke changed for his performance of the annoyingly catchy and oh so overplayed 'Blurred Lines' into a black and white horizontally striped suit, very referee chic. With black lapels and a gold whistle, Thicke rocked the sculptural frame of the daring suit and looked great. Criss looked polished and obsessed with purple hues in a maroon suit, black shirt and purple tie. Audacious as it is, the experimental outfit worn by the teenage dream was completed with a du jour pair of black shoes with purple glittered toes, matching his purple nail polish. Vey, very adventurous, but "Sometimes it's just time for purple."
Though I'll be having nightmares about Miley Cyrus for the next few weeks, the biggest moment of the VMAs was when women around the world cried for the reunion of NSYNC. All the men looked good but obviously we're here to talk about Justin Timberlake. Suave and oozing sophistication in a contrast shirt in a black suit, Timberlake was the epitome of the modern, pioneering man; a role model for all.
So that's it. The dresses have been worn and the suits have been hung back in their closets. Were you inspired by what the celebrities wore? Or are you still trying to contact a therapist to talk about Miley Cyrus like me?