It was all going down in Belfast last night when the MTV EMAs rolled into town, bringing with it a gaggle of our favourite style stuntwomen. We're talking Katy Perry, Jessie J and Lady Gaga who thrashed it out with a parade of suitably bonkers outfits created by the equally bonkers Jeremy Scott and Paco Rabanne. Oh, and Bar Refaeli and Hayden Panettiere were there too, but whatevs. So the question is: WHO was the Best Dressed?
She wore a Jeremy Scott mini-frock to the MTV EMAs last year so it was no surprise to see Katy Perry cracking out another kooky Jezza number - and this time, she accessorised with the designer himself! We're loving KP's Spring / Summer 2012 rockabilly look consisting of a one-shouldered dress under a studded leather jacket avec white ankle socks and platform ankle boots. Her pin-up pink curls and colour-popping lip are perfect for polishing off that retro vibe.
But it was Her Gaganess who stole the show (natch). In true wacktacular style, LG whipped up several space-age looks and it appears her latest fash-crush is Mr Paco Rabanne, who created each and every look that we see here. For her amazoid (and slightly terrifying) performance, it was humongous red discs and an alien-slash-warrior headpiece by Philip Treacy that she chose [below], whipping them off to reveal a glistening crop top and mini-skirt. For the pink carpet, she opted for a futuristic silver metallic gown to match her hoard of awards plus a Ke$ha-esque blue lip. And to pick up the Best Song accolade, Lady G wore a surreal-but-stunning emerald green skirt suit with armour-esque silver detailing. She accessorised with silver platform lace-up boots and another Philip Treacy satellite dish hat.
Lady Gaga looks out of this world performing on stage at the MTV EMAs
Fair play to our very own Jessie J who was doing her best to contend with Gaga's quick changes. She struck a pose in not one, not two, but THREE skin-tight ensembles. First up, it was a so-on-trend printed maxi dress, followed up by a Dolce & Gabbana leopard print gown for a slick of old school glam, and finished off with one of her signature bandages body-stockings worn with white DMs. Anyone else reminded of THIS?
Up next, we have Bar Refaeli showing off her slender pins in a mullet-style frock by Replay teamed with a girlie plait. Meh.
As the night's hostess with the mostess, Justin Bieber’s missus Selena Gomez cracked out an array of show-stopping numbers in true MTV stylee. Our personal fave is the ivory tulle concotion from Marchesa's Autumn / Winter 2011 collection that she chose to greet her guests, worn with embellished Casadei peep-toes. She looks like a fairy princess, dontcha think? Not so keen on the MC Hammer glittery red jumpsuit though...
And from bonkers to boring, we present you with Hayden Panettiere in a black and white cap-sleeve dress from Tibi's Autumn / Winter 2011 collection, teamed with Christian Louboutin satin heels. Yes, it's cute but is it too dull for the MTV madness? That's for you to decide!