The MTV Video Music Awards 2013 were held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, August 25, the first time the annual event has been held at the venue. The Brownstone-lined street outside Barclays was turned into a red carpet for stars arriving at the VMA's, and boy, did the stars arrive! From Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to the boys from One Direction and everyone in between, it was a star-studded event the likes that the borough of Brooklyn doesn't often see.
Check out some of the hottest VMA 2013 red carpet fashion photos here now and see what your favorite stars wore on the biggest night of the year for musicians (next to the Grammy Awards back in February, of course)!
VMA 2013 Red Carpet Fashion Photos: Worst Dressed, Best Dressed at the VMA's
Lady Gaga appeared on the red carpet in a vampy, black mermaid gown with an almost spiderweb-like train that pooled at her feet; it looked edgy, but very subtle for Gaga. On stage, she upped the weird factor in a major way by singing opera as her face peered out of a white box she happened to have over her head, then performing a quick-change routine with to her new single Applause.
The pop star ended up in a seashell bra and thong set which left little to the imagination, and revealed a toned figure despite months in a wheelchair during her recovery from hip surgery. Not best or worst dressed; just weirdest, as per usual. (Our weirdest dressed winner is actually a tie between Gaga and twerk-happy Miley Cyrus in her Itchy-and-Scratchy-esque cartoon unitard. The accessory that really did her in? Her constantly-lolling tongue. Just stop that, Miley. Ain't nobody got time for that.)
One of our sure picks for worst dressed at the VMA's is Katy Perry. The Roar singer walked the red carpet in a really severe up-do and an unfortunate leopard-print dress with a wide slit up the thigh, awkwardly bunched long sleeves and a high collar. At one point, she donned a grill -- yes, a grill. (Why is this a trend exactly? Anyone?) Later, during her boxing-themed performance of Roar, even her costumed look failed to thrill.
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Now, we come to the Taylor Swift portion of the competition. Ah, Taylor. We almost want to put her in both the best dressed and worst dressed categories for her VMA 2013 red carpet look in Brooklyn on Aug. 25. She was impeccable as always, but she seemed dressed more for the Academy Awards than the MTV Video Music Awards; the messy, teased finger waves weren't quite on-point for either the messy or sleek vintage look (parts of the 'do looked almost ratty, which is unusual for Taylor), and the shimmery, satiny gown, while stunning, aged her easily 5-10 years just based on the nature of the event. On paper, it was red carpet perfection; on the VMA red carpet, it seemed a bit overdone.
So, who wins our best dressed at the VMA's nod? That would be Taylor's pal, Selena Gomez, who chose a gorgeous, deep blue Atelier Versace with edgy details, lacy cut-outs and just the right amount of sparkle and skin. Selena wore her dark hair long and straight, and in short, looked amazing. Best dressed at the VMA's 2013, hands down!
Honorable mention goes to Daft Punk, who just looked freaking AWESOME, and Rita Ora for her ridiculous train; if you can't do that at the VMA's, where can you?