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VMA White-Carpet Fashion Was A Classic Cop-Out

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Sure, there was skin. There were sequins. There were feathers. But from the VMAs, for gosh sakes — from Gaga, Katy and Ke$ha! — frankly we expected a little less cutesy, a little more rock 'n' roll.

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Observe, if you will, a parade of gowns that could have graced any red carpet without embarrassment! This is when Karina Smirnoff gets restrained?


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Ashley Greene is Sweet 16-ready.


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Rosario Dawson opted for leather, but in a classic shape.


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Ditto Emma Stone


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Miranda Cosgrove would be a dainty "good" in any context — and since she makes a point of keeping it role-model refined, it's hard to fault her.


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Naturi Naughton's palette is sophisticated indeed; it risks getting lost amidst the upcoming barrage of sparkles.


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Because, when in doubt, they went sparkle-motion. See Lenay Dunn's rosy take.


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Love that Amber Riley matched hers with assertive specs.


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Lo Bosworth, vaguely retro, definitely ill-judged.


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Stephanie Pratt, per usual, checked the "sexy" option on the menu card.


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And Audrina Partridge was ready for Ice Capades.


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If you're gonna do VMA sparkle, go all-out, like Lauren McKnight!


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Don't worry, there was still some outrageousness, albeit minimalist. Ke$ha brought the Mad Max.


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Eva Pigford was equal parts exposed and embellished.


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Katy Perry raided the ice-dancing costume shop, flashed a little boob, and called it a day.


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One of the few to really commit, Laurie Ann Gibson.


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With everyone else in sparkle and flash, Gaga went all regal, summoning a sinister Red Queen.


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Kinda digging that Coco Rocha just did what she does: gorgeous in a glam gown.


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And while Jane Lynch looks ready to take on an unruly class at Hogwarts, it's a look she can pull off.


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Meanwhile, does anyone else think Bieber looks ridiculous?

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carapatricia
TheSeaAndCakeAndEatItToo

WELL, WHEN YOUR ENTIRE INVITE LIST IS BUBBLEGUM POP TARTS AND REALITY TV "STARS", the risque and 'rock n roll' isn't really going to be there. at all.

Remember when Soul Asylum showed up, just being themselves in ripped up tshirts, jeans, and gross dreads? Or Lil' Kim's purple mermaid catsuit that had Diana Ross feeling her up on stage? Or Courtney Love in too-short skirts falling on the ground and throwing makeup compacts at Madonna and giving everyone crotch shots before paparazzi learned how to do up-skirt shooting? 6'3" Billy Corgan wearing an ankle-length china doll dress while performing a song with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra? ROSE MCGOWANS' ASS COMING THRU JUST STRIPS OF DRESS WHILE ON THE ARM OF MARILYN MANSON!?

those fucking people weren't even invited to the VMAs this year probably, and they made that show worth watching.

Nothing is even relavant now, and we can't feel nostalgia because nostalgia is dead, that network is dead, and everything we grew up loving is D E A D.

All there is left is a self-masturbatory awards show for the BORING.