Up until two months ago, I lived four blocks away from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn—and although I loved both that apartment and the neighborhood, let me tell you, I have never been happier that I moved away than when I realized that the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards were being held there. In my defense, I moved in several years before the Barclay Center was built, but seriously—last night must have been a MADHOUSE. With a red carpet, of course. And you know what that means, right? Oh yes: Crazy music award show fashion!
Fun fact: We were originally going to do a “The 5 Best and 5 Worst Looks from the MTV VMAs Red Carpet” post for you. To be honest, though? After actually SEEING the red carpet… we realized that there was not a single dress on it that we liked. Not ONE. So instead, we’re presenting you the VMAs red carpet as seen on our patented “Everyone Looked Awful” scale:, with “one” being something we don’t exactly LIKE, but don’t totally hate, and “ten” being… well, just wait til you see it. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the full list of winners while you’re at it.
Who made your best and worst dressed lists of the night? Did you even HAVE a best dressed list? Tell us in the comments!