At the MTV Video Music Awards, Katy Perry and Adele dominated the Moonmen statues, each winning three a piece. But that’s not what matters. What matters it that a lot of famous musical artists showed up in ridiculous outfits.
Who achieved the weirdest, most inexplicably odd fashion statement of the night? Oh, it’s a tough call. Let’s go to the photos then try to make the determination together, via an online poll. But be careful. Katy Perry’s got a square on top of her head and that thing could poke somebody’s eye out.
In addition to this weekend’s hurricane, apparently there was a Toys R Us tornado that landed directly on Minaj. The surgical mask was Geoffrey Giraffe’s attempt to keep the hip-hop star silent about what transpired.
The frontman for 30 Seconds to Mars — pictured center above — rocked a man-dress. A little unconventional, but he made it work. Or is that the remnants of our Jordan Catalano fixation talking?
The Best New Artist nominee’s dress says “I”m going to Disney World.” Her ‘do suggests that black hair is staging a coup on blond.
The singer who had the decidedly strange job of crooning the VMAs out to commercial elevated it to an even more bizarre level on the black carpet by sporting a glittery cast and a pair of ultra-bedazzled crutches. (Durng the telecast, she was dressed in an outfit reminiscent of the Riddler’s, which may or may not have been an improvement.
Though not visible in this photo, Bieber opted to wear red pants, which is always a daring look unless you work for Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey. But the fire engine trousers were nothing compared to the presence of Bieber’s pet snake as an accessory. His name, according to what Bieber said in an interview with pre-show hostess and girlfriend Selena Gomez? Johnson. All righty.
Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone
Gaga didn’t just adopt her male alter ego for the purposes of her performance of “You and I.” As evidenced by this photo of her presenting Britney Spears with the Video Vanguard Award, she kept the role-playing going all night long. Was it a brilliant piece of performance art or Gaga going overboard?
Katy Perry as geisha girl
In one of several looks during the evening, Perry went for a racy geisha look, complete with parasol. But for me, that didn’t compare with the weirdness of...
Kate Perry with a square on her head
This isn’t a fashion choice so much as a public service announcement about the dangers of colliding with a geometric shape. Either that, or the massive square is an attempt to distract from that ill-fitting ‘80s reject of a top. She should have stuck with the outfit that allowed her to carry around an oversized cocktail umbrella.
So which one gets your vote for weirdest outfit of the night?