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

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JENNIFER LOPEZ:BEST

JENNIFER LOPEZ
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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.

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PARIS HILTON:WORST

PARIS HILTON:WORST
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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.

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JESSICA SIMPSON:BEST

JESSICA SIMPSON:BEST
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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.

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BEYONCé:BEST

BEYONCé
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The singer looks every inch a Dreamgirl in her dazzling Versace

Atelier gown and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE:BEST

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
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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.

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA:BEST

CHRISTINA AGUILERA:BEST
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Channeling Jean Harlow, the perfomer slinks down the red carpet in a beaded

Versace gown and a $550,000 Lorraine Schwartz diamond necklace.

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SHAKIRA:BEST

SHAKIRA:BEST
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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.

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NICOLE RICHIE:BEST

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The petite star stood out in her form-fitting cream crocheted Ralph Lauren

gown and intricate necklace.

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DIDDY: BEST

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He may not have spoken on the red carpet, but his sharp silver and black Emanuelle Ungaro Homme

suit screamed out "Well-dressed!"

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VANESSA MINNILLO:WORST

VANESSA MINNILLO:WORST
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The TRL host hit the other side of the red carpet in this

skintight bronze sequined frock and strappy sandals.

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FERGIE:BEST

FERGIE:BEST
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A far cry from her daring costumes, The Duchess looks regal in

this cream Max Azria Atelier mini and satin headband.

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RIHANNA:BEST

RIHANNA:BEST
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The singer (and nominee) glowed in her sequined DampG minidress, sky-high

heels and H. Stern diamonds.

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