Jersey Shore Red Carpet Fashion: Wit, Wisdom, Abs

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For all who hear "KIIS-FM" hosting "Now 34 And The Jersey Shore" party and think, there's no fashion to talk about there, hold up: the Hollywood Tower do set an extravagantly rococo mood highlighting the muscular power of recognizable iconography:

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Jenni "JWoww" Farley referenced Byzantine art with delicate irony.


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Pauly D Delvecchio's playful take on the masculine and feminine plays overtly with concepts of the tame and the wild.


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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's lush florals seem to echo the watercolor motifs of a few seasons ago, but with a new infusion of wit and a nod to a very modern concept of structure.


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While Angelina Pivarnick's deconstruction of hyper-stylized hair-metal tropes may be witty, the look's restraint belies any hint of overt homage.


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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino gives a characteristically irreverent spin to streetwear cliches.


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As a whole, the event felt optimistic and youthful but with a mich-needed gloss of self-awareness that made the fashions an intellectual- as well as visual - challenge for viewers.

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As much as you're trying, Situation, you still aren't distracting me from the situation behind you. Now 34? Do people still buy those CDs?