Celebrities are gracing red carpets all over the world, attending awards, premiers and many other fancy events – but who dresses them? Most of our beloved celebs have a stylist and will have special outfits designed by their favorite designers for that one special event. Most of the time, they look fantastic, but everyone has slip-ups. Take a look at these celebrity looks that will go down in red carpet history.
Back in the days when she was still trying to navigate the waters of fame and show us all her quirky personality, pop star Katy Perry showed up to the American Country Music Awards in this cow-girl get-up – yehaw! The bright blue metallic fringed skirt is absolutely out there, and she even decided to further jazz the outfit up with some pink cow-print boots.
After recently releasing the news that she will be joining her old girl squad on tour, we’d love to see her in a Spice Girls worthy outfit. Mel B definitely has the body to pull off a revealing look but we’re not sure about this mesh, rhinestone-embellished, full body suit. Bring back the leopard print Scary Spice!
Miley went through a rebellious stage of toying with the press, making eccentric fashion statements and keeping her millions of fans guessing as to what she would do next. With a quick glance, one might think that the pop star showed up to the 2013 Met Gala in well, not a lot but look a little closer and you can see there’s a secret beige slip hiding under there somewhere.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is a fashion icon. The actress has always had a flair for donning avant-garde, cutting-edge fashion looks – but that doesn’t always mean she gets it right everytime. SJP walked the 2015 Met Gala red carpet in a Chinese-inspired look, with a headpiece that made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The Grammys have always been known for encouraging a more provocative dress code in comparison to other award shows. But perhaps Nicki Minaj’s interpretation here went just a little too far. The rapper turned heads in this leopard-print ensemble at the 2011 award show.
The Queen of Pop has always loved to cause a stir. She’s provocative, she’s outspoken and she’ll wear just about anything and it always gets everyone’s attention. Madonna wore this military-inspired camouflage look to the 2017 Met Gala ball. The wacky look came complete with long leather gloves, a train of army netting and diamond-studded grills.
We love Demi Lovato. She’s a multi-talented music artist, she’s a body positivity advocate and she usually dominates the red carpet. But what about the time she wore this double-denim combo. The bodice, the hoops, the white boots, the chap-like jean pants, it’s maybe all just a little too much for a glamorous red carpet.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter truly does not care for conventions – self-proclaimed. She has never been one to pose quietly in a demure gown for the paps at movie premieres and award shows. We love her quirky charm and eccentricity but we think she could have at least worn matching shoes.
Kim Kardashian West arrived at the 2013 Met Gala in a head-to-toe floral dress that had many people comparing her to their grandmother’s couch or curtains. It was the dress that launched a thousand memes and the gobsmacked internet users of the world dubbed the look ‘the couch dress.’
Bjork’s swan dress is going to be one of those red carpets outfits everyone will always tak about. The Icelandic singer turned heads with this unforgettable look at the 1991 Academy Awards. This outfit has since become an iconic moment in fashion history. It is the outfit we all love to hate and hate to love.
In the early naughties, Christina Aguilera was a pop princess. With her blonde locks, impressive vocal range, blue eyes and dance moves, it seemed she could do no wrong. Until she stepped on to a red carpet wearing this velvet dress with holes everywhere.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were the undeniable it-couple of the early 2000’s. They were young, gorgeous, talented and in love. They also were responsible for one of the most infamous fashion missteps in pop culture history. The iconic duo wore these matching denim outfits to the American Music Awards in 2001.
We are always willing to applaud a male celeb who is willing to take some fashion risks and Jared Leto most definitely falls into that category with this vividly-colored get-up. The actor gets extra points for creativity but we’re not too sure if this is a celebration of fashion.
Sadly for her, Miss Katy Perry makes it on to the list yet again. The pop star wore this dramatic veiled all-red look at 2017’s Met Gala. It might be the work of high fashion, but we’re not sure this look had quite the effect the star was hoping for.
Rihanna almost always gets it right, but of course, she can’t look amazing all of the time. It looks as if the star is playing dress-up in one of her grandfather’s suits. The oversized, beige suit does absolutely nothing for the usually fashion-forward superstar’s physique.
Dakota Johnson is best known for her sultry role in the erotic drama films 50 Shades of Grey. Regretfully, this particular look is not so sexy. The pale yellow satin dress the star wore to the 2017 Oscars looks like something out of the 1800’s.
Cee Lo Green
In one of the more bizarre celeb moves in recent memory, singer-producer Cee Lo Green arrived at the 2017 Grammys wearing this wild gold ensemble. We’re still unsure about the intention behind the metallic outfit and mask but it has solidified its place in history as one of the most bizarre red carpet looks we have ever seen.
Is it a bird? The gorgeous and talented actress showed up at the 2014 Met Gala in this green, over-embellished flapper number. It might be Prada, but even a designer label can’t do this dress much justice.
FKA Twigs is young, super hip and always pushing the envelope. This dress could almost pass for some artsy, contemporary fashion statement or could it. The Christopher Kane creation incorporated abstract images of the male body but if you take a closer look at top of the slit of the dress, it appears that some body parts are not as ‘abstract’ as we would have hoped.
Being the younger sister of pop culture supernova Beyonce is probably challenging. It almost makes sense that Solange would vie for a place in the spotlight by wearing something so out-there. She walked the red carpet of the 2015 Met Gala in this metallic dress that looked like something from a sci-fi flick.
Anne Hathaway is usually regarded as a serious contender for ‘best-dressed’ titles, alas, the 2015 Met Gala would blemish the actress’s long-standing style reputation. For some unknown reason, Hathaway thought this gold, floor-length, hooded dress would be a good idea, we’re not so confinced.
The 2016 Golden Globe red carpet saw Cate Blanchett’s bubble gum pink Givenchy dress. We’re not sure if its the tassels hanging from her chest or that weird asymmetrical hairdo but the ensemble left us unimpressed.
Gwen Stefani is undeniably gorgeous, but even her age-defying figure couldn’t salvage this black mesh outfit. Some might love it and some might hate it. She looks like she could almost pass for a gothic umbrella.
We thought that supermodels could pull off anything but it seemed even the lovely Heidi Klum may have gotten this one wrong. It might be the neck bow, the gold print or the fact it does her amazing body no favors, but this look is soemthing we hope she doesn’t go for again.
Kris might be the business-savvy matriarch of one of the world’s most famous families but it’s hard for anyone to rock these eighties shoulder pads look. The Kardashian mom wore this red and gold-embellished ensemble to the 2015 Met Gala.
Ruffles, rhinestones and ombre, oh my! Zoe Saldana’s 2010 Oscars dress had so much going on, we didn’t know quite where to look first. Just a reminder to the starlet; there’s an old saying that less is more.
Who could ever forget Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress? Back in 2010, Lady Gaga showed up to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards wearing an outfit – and a pair of shoes! – entirely made of raw cow meat. Designed by Franc Fernandez, the dress was supposedly a walking piece of art exploring the boundaries of self-expression. Time magazine named the pop star’s controversial look as the Top Fashion Moment of 2010.