Lifestyle Style VMAs Fashion Hit or Miss? Check out the red carpet triumphs and trip-ups of your favorite stars at the 2006 VMAs – then rate the looks yourself! By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg By People Staff Published on August 29, 2006 06:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 JENNIFER LOPEZ Frank Micelotta/Getty The star went retro in this gold lame Biba minidress and head wrap paired with over-the-knee Versace boots and vintage Fred Leighton diamonds. 02 of 12 PARIS HILTON Bill Davila/Startraks The singer-heiress looked like she was inspired by Madonna’s iconic “Like a Virgin” VMA performance when she arrived in a tulle-laden white dress paired with black ankle boots. 03 of 12 JESSICA SIMPSON EMPICS/Landov Simply irresistible? Showing off a new sleek bob, the singer took a page from Robert Palmer’s backup dancers in a teeny black minidress and spiked heels. 04 of 12 BEYONCé Chris Polk/FilmMagic The singer looked every inch a Dreamgirl in her dazzling Versace Atelier gown and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds. 05 of 12 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Jamie McCarthy/WireImage We hate to say it, but it is the truth: He did bring sexy back. Timberlake looked cool and collected in his sleek YSL three-piece suit and striped shirt. 06 of 12 CHRISTINA AGUILERA Kevin Mazur/WireImage Channeling Jean Harlow, the perfomer sauntered down the red carpet in a beaded Versace gown and a $550,000 Lorraine Schwartz diamond necklace. 07 of 12 SHAKIRA AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN The most nominated artist of the show was pure elegance in a black ruffled Tadashi gown with a long Erickson Beaman necklace and loose curls. 08 of 12 NICOLE RICHIE Kevin Mazur/WireImage The petite star stood out in her form-fitting cream crocheted Ralph Lauren gown and intricate necklace. 09 of 12 DIDDY Andrea Renault /Globe He may not have spoken on the red carpet, but his sharp silver and black Emanuelle Ungaro Homme suit screamed out “Well-dressed!” 10 of 12 VANESSA MINNILLO Gregorio Binuya/ABACA The then-host of TRL hit the other side of the red carpet in this second-skin bronze sequined frock and strappy sandals. 11 of 12 FERGIE AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN A far cry from her daring costumes, The Duchess looked regal in this cream Max Azria Atelier mini and satin headband. 12 of 12 RIHANNA Peter Kramer/Getty The singer (and nominee) glowed in her sequined D&G minidress, sky-high heels and H. Stern diamonds.