Entertainment TV VMAs Fashion Best and Worst Check out the red carpet triumphs and trip-ups of your favorite stars at the VMAs. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg By People Staff Published on September 7, 2006 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 JENNIFER LOPEZ:BEST 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:WORST Bill Davila/Startraks The singer-heiress – looking inspired by Madonna's iconic "Like a Virgin" VMA performance – arrived in a tulle-laden white dress paired with black ankle boots. 03 of 12 JESSICA SIMPSON:BEST EMPICS/Landov Simply irresistible? Showing off a new sleek bob, the singer takes a page from Robert Palmer's backup dancers in a teeny black Alaia minidress and spiked Christian Louboutin heels. 04 of 12 BEYONCé:BEST Chris Polk/FilmMagic The singer looks every inch a Dreamgirl in her dazzling Versace Atelier gown and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds. 05 of 12 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE:BEST Jamie McCarthy/WireImage We hate to say it, but it is the truth: He's bringing sexy back. Timberlake looks cool and collected in his sleek YSL three-piece suit and striped shirt. 06 of 12 CHRISTINA AGUILERA:BEST Kevin Mazur/WireImage Channeling Jean Harlow, the perfomer slinks down the red carpet in a beaded Versace gown and a $550,000 Lorraine Schwartz diamond necklace. 07 of 12 SHAKIRA:BEST AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN The highest 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:BEST Kevin Mazur/WireImage The petite star stood out in her form-fitting cream crocheted Ralph Lauren gown and intricate necklace. 09 of 12 DIDDY: BEST 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:WORST Gregorio Binuya/ABACA The TRL host hit the other side of the red carpet in this skintight bronze sequined frock and strappy sandals. 11 of 12 FERGIE:BEST AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN A far cry from her daring costumes, The Duchess looks regal in this cream Max Azria Atelier mini and satin headband. 12 of 12 RIHANNA:BEST Peter Kramer/Getty The singer (and nominee) glowed in her sequined DampG minidress, sky-high heels and H. Stern diamonds.