The Glam (And The Weird) Of The BET Awards

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Beyoncé. Tyra. Alicia. Kanye. Estelle. Taraji. Zoe. And, obviously, Omarosa. They were all at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium, in their best 80s-apocalyptic gear, for the 2009 BET Awards.

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Beyoncé is clearly embracing the full-on 80s ethos of the moment. Dig it.


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Estelle channels the Gloved One with her usual panache.


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Taraji P. Henson continues her reign as the ultimate fashion chameleon. And works every single guise!


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Alicia Keys' Indian-inflected sea green is pretty, period.


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Tyra Banks does Fauntleroy-meets-musketeer-meets, we suppose, fierce. Which long since ceased to be a euconium.


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The five-year-old in me covets Omarosa's sugar plum fairy getup. That five-year-old also drank the creamer in McDonald's straight, so.


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Chaka Khan begins - and, okay, probably ends - a trend for fans.


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Zoe Saldana's sleek white is Enterprise-control-panel efficient. No idea what that means.


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Niecy Nash never shies away from the limelight: hence the Midas-chic.


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Cassie is but one of the proponents of nightmarish post-apocalyptic chic.


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Letoya Luckett combines Mad Max and 80's - so on trend!


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Robi Reed-Humes takes the DIY vogue a bit too far, no?


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Okay, Kanye, we get it: you're just here as a favor to Amber Rose. Can't you even pretend to have fun?


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