Top 10 Controversial Red Carpet Outfits of All Time

Top 10 Controversial Red Carpet Outfits

Did you know Lady Gaga’s meat-inspired dress which she had worn at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards has been voted the most controversial red carpet moment of all time?

The survey, which was initiated by celebrity hairstylist Charles Worthington, concluded with Gaga’s meat dress topping the list, followed by Liz Hurley’s daring Versace safety pin dress, which she had worn for the premier of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

liz hurley versace safety pin dress

The celebs have their own fair share of applauds for their dazzling outfits at the red carpet. being under the constant scrutiny, they even have to face the media and critics when their so-called fashion statement backfires.

I have rounded up some of the red carpet history’s most outrageous outfits donned by celebrities so far. Do have a read!

Top 10 Controversial Red Carpet Outfits of All Time

When it comes to outrageous costumes that become a debated issue, Lady Gaga is the ultimate name. Even in this list she has undisputedly bagged 2 distinct places in Fashionlady’s list, beating Pink, Ciara, Fergie and all those who have dared to bare.

Lady Gaga Meat Dress

lady gaga meat dress
Her unpredictable outfits may be hugely credited for making her worldwide popular rather than her music albums. her wackier ensembles can even catch the eyes of people, who do not like her.

The Poker Face singer had worn a meat dress made of raw beef to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The outfit was designed by Argentine designer Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti. The dress was heavily condemned by animal rights groups, while Time magazine named her outfit as the top fashion statement of 2010.

In the same year she was nominated in 13 categories including two nods for Video of the Year, thereby becoming the first female artist to achieve this feat.

This was her third and final outfit before donning the Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani’s numbers.

Lady Gaga Giorgio Armani Prive Grammy Awards 2010
Gaga who has never been slave to fashion, never shied away from showing up in the most weird and creepy outfits one could ever imagine. She arrived in a solar system-inspired ensemble by Giorgio Armani Prive for Grammy Awards 2010 and ended the night in a silver Philip Treacy lightning bolt hat.

lady gaga Philip Treacy lightning bolt hat Grammy

Perhaps she had decided to make 2010 Grammy Awards the most memorable one in the history for nothing but her outfits. The moment I saw her appeared on the stage, I was like, “What the heck she is upto?” She had worn a shimmering green space alien-inspired outfit for her ‘Poker Face’ performance at the Grammys.

lady gaga translucent egg Grammy 2011

The next year at Grammy Awards 2011, she created another stir when she showed up being ‘incubated’ in a translucent egg, Gaga showed up in a nude outfit with an oxygen tank as her accessory.

Jennifer Lopez Grammy Dress

Jennifer Lopez Grammy Dress

Who can forget JLo’s iconic gown which she had worn to the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000? Jlo has also been listed among the best dressed celebs at red carpet by many website. Even some consider this dress as her most sexiest dress ever. Such was the enigma of her dress that 12 years later in 2012 in an interview given to Access Hollywood, she had stated that she wouldn’t have problem wearing it once again.

Nicki Minaj red Versace dress

Nicki Minaj red Versace dress

Well, she is perhaps the only one who is a strong contender of Lady Gaga in terms costumes. Perhaps she has even made it a habit of going for the shock value at the Grammys. The eccentric singer had worn red Versace couture cape in 2012 Grammy Awards. She was looking more like Little Red Riding Hood than the pop star.

Rihanna Jean Paul Gaultier Grammy dress

Rihanna Jean Paul Gaultier Grammy dress

Rihanna had showed up in Grammy Awards 2011 in a strategically placed striped gown in fur. She left little to the imagination as she wore Jean Paul Gaultier sheer gown, which she had paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and Wilfredo Rosado ring.  Kiddos to the girl to walk wearing this gown as a wide step would have clearly exposed her assets. Huh!!

Toni Braxton Grammy dress

Toni Braxton Grammy dress

In 2001 Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton’s raunchy outfit was perhaps the talk of the town than winning her a Grammy. Toni had this to say in an interview with People magazine,

“I’ve always gone a little risque with all my other awards. I decided that before I got married and had babies, I’d wear this.”

Margaret Cho Grammy dress

Margaret Cho grammy dress 2004

I wonder what was going in her mind when she decided to show up in this extremely revealing outfit. The peacock feathers were not even strategically placed on her gown to show some modesty. She was flashing more than her side boobs at the Grammy 2004.

Traci Bingham Grammy dress

Traci Bingham Grammy dress

Here is another red carpet controversial outfit. There is no need of clothing, when you can cover your assets with rhinestones. This is what exactly Traci Bingham did for 2001 Grammy Awards. The former Baywatch and Celebrity Big Brother star Traci Bingham had worn diamantes strategically placed across her breasts and midriff.

Rose McGowan dress at MTV Awards

Rose McGowan dress

People can do anything for publicity and the Rose McGowan chain dress at MTV Awards is one of the best examples May be Rose McGowan was desperate enough to be in the limelight back in 1998 or she mistook the 15th Annual MTV Video Music Awards which was held in L.A. to be stripper club. Whatever, but this outfit is certainly the most outrageous one till date.

When there is nothing to explain for this dress, which Rose had worn when she accompanied her then boyfriend Marilyn Manson, let’s see what Rose had to say to Maxim,

“I wore it to cause an uproar. But I’ll confess that I did change into another dress after walking up the red carpet. Those little strands in the back would have give me griddle butt if I’d sat down. But I’ve worn outfits that are more risque.”

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