Machine Gun Kelly, aka Colson Baker, has not only made a major career metamorphosis, but his fashion game has evolved as well!
Baker isn’t one to shy away from traditionally feminine colors and accessories which makes him a trail “blazer” (ha ha fashion pun) in his own right. His 2020 VMA look showcased his fashion fearlessness when he donned a hot pink monochromatic suit featuring a turtle neck and pearl necklace.
Katy Perry, 2011
We suppose you could say that Katy Perry was thinking "outside of the box" when putting this outfit together.
Surprisingly, this is not a student's art project nor a strange Halloween costume. It's actually a head-to-toe Christian Dior designer outfit! You have to have a lot of confidence to confidently pull off pink hair with a massive yellow cube as your headpiece. Props to Katy for doing so!
Carmen Electra, 1997
Carmen Electra certainly was bearing all in this barely-there ensemble. While the front of the dress is pretty demure, the side...slit... is shocking, to say the least.
To be completely honest, if we looked half as incredible as Miss Electra does, we would be wearing this dress in a heartbeat!
Cindy Crawford, 1992
As the host of MTV’s House of Style, fans knew supermodel Cindy Crawford would bring her fashion A-game to the red carpet of the 1992 VMAs. Wearing a leather and lace bustier with plenty of straps and buckles, her look was pretty daring.
The strappy gown was part of Versace’s risqué collection aptly called Miss S&M. Short of bringing a whip to the red carpet, Cindy let her head-turning dress do the talking. The look was even worn by singer Dua Lipa at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Macy Gray, 2001
Before social media, artists had to get creative when it came to promoting their new projects. And what better place to share what you’re working on than the VMAs? Singer Macy Gray decided to use her body as a walking billboard when she ironed letters that spelled out the words “MY NEW ALBUM DROPS SEPT. 18 2001” onto her dress.
In case that was too subtle, the back was emblazoned with the command, “BUY IT.” Geez, Macy, we get it! Unfortunately, her little PR arts and crafts projects didn’t really work, and the album flopped.