Pink has always done her own thing when it comes to music and when it comes to fashion. Still a VMAs newbie, Pink decided to try something new, or rather many new things, when it came to figuring out her red carpet style.
The singer combined a sequined halter top with dangerously low pants (we still have no idea how they stayed up). To finish her look, she rocked gravity-defying spiky pink hair and a coat that we really hope no animals had to die for to make. We definitely don’t think you should “Raise Your Glass” to this look!
Lil’ Kim, 1999
There are few fashion moments as memorable as rapper Lil’ Kim wearing a lavender jumpsuit with just a seashell-shaped sequined pastie covering the other side of her chest.
The rapper came out to present the "Best Hip-Hop Video" award with icon Diana Ross. And in case her outfit wasn’t jaw-dropping enough, Ross actually outstretched her hand and gave her co-presenter a jiggle! Oh, and if you’re wondering just how that pastie stayed in place — her stylist used eyelash glue.
Avril Lavigne and Kelly Osbourne, 2003
Though there was no shortage of hot pink and barely-there looks, the early 2000s also gave us tons of emo and punk-rock fashion. Featuring stripes, skulls, and an ungodly number of safety pins, this look became one of the most popular alternative styles thanks to stores like Hot Topic.
Looking at this picture of Avril Lavigne and Kelly Osbourne, we’re totally getting “mom, can you pick us up from the mall?” vibes. If their look seems familiar, it’s because we’re sure that at least one person in your high school class wore something similar.
Rose McGowan, 1998
You know your outfit is outrageous when you manage to outshine shock rocker Marilyn Manson dressed in a head-to-toe leopard print suit. Rose McGowan managed to make jaws drop when she showed up on the red carpet wearing a leopard print pair of underwear and not much else.
Wearing just a sheer beaded “dress,” it’s easy to see how Rose helped launch the “less is more” trend when it comes to red carpet fashion. According to the "Charmed" actress, the Maja Hanson dress was more of a “political statement” rather than a fashion statement.
Kim Kardashian, 2016
When it comes to deciding on what to wear, most celebrities turn to stylists or designers. Kim Kardashian, however, decided to turn to Twitter. After asking fans if she should wear a “dressy sexy look” or “casual chill” to the VMAs, Kim decided on this vintage John Galliano dress for the awards show.
Kim paired the short and sheer black dress with I-just-got-out-of-the-pool “wet” hair. Though we’re sure the reality star doesn’t want to look back on walking the red carpet with her estranged ex-husband Kanye West, this dress was definitely one to remember!