Last night, pop and hip hop stars piled together in Brooklyn, New York where MTV was hosting the 2013 VMAs.
While I find it ironic that MTV even still hosts a large award show on the subject given that they rarely air music videos anymore, I’m always a fan of looking over the red carpet. The VMAs and the Grammy Awards are two events where fashion, hair and makeup can be a little more on the fun and funky side.
But that said, there’s a fine line between fun and funky…and just plain wrong.
Worst Dressed of the 2013 VMAs? Katy Perry
|Katy Perry in Emanuel Ungaro|
For the 2013 VMAs red carpet, Katy Perry stepped out in a leopard Emanuel Ungaro cocktail dress.
Yes, I do enjoy animal prints – but they’re admittedly difficult to pull off. When dressing in them, it’s really easy to go off the rails and this look on Katy Perry is a definite example.
Even beyond the animal print though, this dress is problematic. From a design standpoint, I’m really not sure why Emanuel Ungaro decided to go with BOTH long sleeves and a high neckline. Together they weigh down what is otherwise meant to be a fun, slinky look.
Katy Perry isn’t wearing a leopard print. The leopard is wearing her.
Butterflies and a Grill
Okay, moving past the animal print and heavy look of the dress — we have to touch on these butterflies for a minute.
They’re an otherwise beautiful detail that gets totally lost in translation if you ask me. Such as, picture the dress in black and the butterflies would suddenly make more sense. Atop a busy animal print, they get completely lost on Katy and just seem out of place.
Oh…and she also wore a grill. So, there’s…that.
On the Upside? Her Hair and Makeup
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