Last night at the 40th American Music Awards, the stars were shiny and bright, with gold being one of the most popular colors on the red carpet.
Celebrities in Cannes have been spending the past week partying on yachts and attending glamorous film premieres. Thus, their fashion crimes deserve no clemency.
So, after a blitz of round-the-world openings, Inception finally had its official, big-deal Hollywood premiere at the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. And yes, Ellen Page et al still looked nifty. And then there was the Breast Dress...
There was a mysterious, horrible similarity to many of last night's getups - as if a first-year costume student had outfitted all the stars for a glam-rock interpretation of Kiss of the Spider Woman:
The 2009 American Music Awards, at Nokia Theatre L.A., had the boldfaces: Rihanna, Reba, Paula, Shakira, Alicia, Kelly and hundreds more. And it had clothes: amazing and bizarre. And, oh yeah, it had Bobby Trendy.
Yup, kids, amidst the glitz and glam, things got ugly. Really ugly.
First, there were the Best. Now, we've got the Worst! The feathers, the glitz, the feed sacks... cringe and reminisce with us, after the j ump.
Not that they asked for our advice, but following the New York Times' example, we've decided to list those celebrities we'd most like to see made over in '09.
Last night, nice guy fashion designer John Varvatos and Converse teamed up to put on a shopping fundraiser for Los Angeles' Stuart House, a branch of UCLA's Rape Treatment Center. And Cindy Crawford and her family came! Seriously, does this woman age? Also: could she and her kids look any more adorable? Alas, compared…