Party in the GTA: most memorable fashion moments at the MMVAs
Last night at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Justin Bieber and Hedley both scored three awards; Drake missed the cue for his performance because he was too busy to go to the rehearsals; and Katy Perry arrived in an ice cream truck. Now that the news is out of the way, let’s get to what’s really important: judging teen idols on their clothes. See our slide show of the evening’s most memorable looks >>
Miley, rated M for mature content
In keeping with her new less-is-more look, My Cy opened the evening’s festivities in an outfit that looked like something Lady Gaga may have deemed too risqué. Cyrus, as you may have heard, is currently undergoing an image transformation from 16-year-old temptress to 17-year-old tart. (Stay tuned for 18-year-old tramp. Because once she’s 18, we’re allowed to call her a tramp.)
The biggest spec trend of the night was all about wearing your heart on your shades: see shrieking tweenage girls who had hand-inked their Wayfarers, writing “Bie” on the left lens and “ber” on the right. No doubt the hipster community (which likes to claim Wayfarers as its own) is fuming at this monopolization by the mainstream.
Traditionally, it’s the ladies who dominate hair, but last night’s noteworthy dos were 100 per cent dude. From the teen idol (Justin Bieber) to the American Idol (Adam Lambert) to the inexplicable idol (Pauly D of Jersey Shore infamy), we saw hair spray and gel perform gravity-defying acts.
Ladies in leather
Miley Cyrus, Shenae Grimes and eTalk fashion plate Tanya Kim all opted for the official fabric of dominatrixes everywhere. And while über-trendy leather shorts like Cyrus’s may be a little hard to pull off, they’re downright forgiving compared to high-waisted, royal blue sequined Daisy Dukes. We’re looking at you, Katy Perry…
Katy Perry and the attack of the killer sequins
So yes, Katy Perry performed in yet another wildly unflattering ensemble. The girl has a great body, so we’re not sure how she manages to make us thank God for Spanx every time she steps on stage. Last night’s look—the aforementioned short shorts and a lollypop-adorned bra top—was no exception.
Justin Bieber’s gender bender
Justin Bieber showed up wearing an oh-so-smart blazer in place of his signature hoodie. You know that episode of Arrested Development in which Tobias accidentally wears a woman’s suit? Well, the same seemed to be the case here. Either that or the Biebs has been seeking fashion inspiration from the Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber Web site.
Kesha from the block
The floppy hat, flowing locks, distant expression. J-Lo called—she wants her look back. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, 2002 called—it wants its joke back.)