13 Daring Dresses At Red Carpet Events That Cause Fierce Controversy

It’s apparent that red-carpet events are the chance for stars and celebrities to show off their beauty and wealth. All famous names put on their best designer clothing and wear incredible jewelry to impress other people. However, many of them choose a bold look that leaves their fans divided.
Scroll down to see some of the most daring looks in the fashion world!

#1 Rita Ora Was Running Late


The British singer Rita Sahatçiu Ora donned a fluffy white robe, a white towel, white heels, and £6 million ($7.5 million) of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards.
It might look like she just rushed out of her hotel bathroom to the event, but, in fact, her dress was intentionally designed to flatter her tanned and toned skin.

#2 Kendall Took the "Art Of The In-Between" Theme To Heart

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The gorgeous model and socialite attended the 2017 Met Gala in a fabulous dress, making every eye glued to every move of her. Ironically, the exhibition in that year displayed the work of Japanese avant-garde fashion designer Rei Kawakubo with the theme "Art Of The In-Between".  Maybe Kendall wanted to root for that new fashion trend because her outfit was so revealing that people could see in-between most of it.

#3 Nicki's Got It so She's Flaunting It - Dresses At Red Carpet Events

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Nicki Minaj, the Queen of Hip-Hop showed off her sexy body in a cream bodysuit with black pipelining underneath at 2018's MTV Video Music Awards at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall. The outfit was matched with a choker and waist belt from Off-White. Nicki topped off the look with hoop earrings, diamond-accented jewelry, and metallic heels. With this appearance, it’s understandable if the traffic got stuck when the appealing singer crossed the street.

#4 Cardi B Wins The Grammys

Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy won the illustrious Grammy award for Best Rap Album. She was the first solo female rapper to win that nomination. She received this first Grammy award at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2019.

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However, people might be impressed by her appearance rather than her achievement at that event. She blew people’s minds with a vintage Thierry Mugler couture gown. The black underpart was combined with a scaled gold bodice covered by a pink oyster shell. This unique outfit was adorned with a pearl hat and necklace.

#5 The World Will Never Forget This Lady Gaga Look

Designer Franc Fernandez's notorious meat dress that Lady Gaga wore at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards caused a bitter discussion. Who could think she would don a dress entirely made of raw meat? It was so weird that the producers got confused and ask the singer: "Is there steak on her head?".


President Ingrid Newkirk of People for the Ethical Treatment of animals (PETA) even issued a statement relating to Gaga’s outfit. Hilariously, vegan Ellen DeGeneres showed Lady Gaga with a lettuce and vegetable bikini after the event.

#8 Bella's Controversial Golden Lungs - Dresses At Red Carpet Events

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The gorgeous outfit that the stunning model Bella Hadid sported at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in 2021 must be a dress you may never forget. The black dress designed by Daniel Roseberry impresses people with the plunging neckline framing a gilded brass necklace. Some commented that the accessory looked similar to the human lung, but others thought it was an upside-down Yggdrasil tree. Yggdrasil is a sacred tree leading to the nine realms of Norse mythology, which might explain why the beauty looked so magical in that costume.

#9 Lizzy Gardiner Wears Real Credit Cards - Dresses At Red Carpet Events

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What’s the best way to brag about your wealth if you had a huge fortune? Maybe you should put on an outfit made from credit cards. It’s not a joke, because that dress does exist. At the 67th Oscar Academy Awards in 1995, Lizzy Gardiner attended with a shimmering gown made of 254 gold American Express cards. These cards were real American Express credit cards, but they had expired.

#10 J-Lo's Frog-Green Dress Was the First to Go Viral

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Do you know that the first dress goes viral was displayed in 2000? It was J-Lo’s emerald silk chiffon gown at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. The dress plunging in a V-shape down to below her navel put her image on the front page of newspapers. This fabulous dress even inspired the giant tech Google to create Google images after it became the most popular web query.

#11 Amber Rose Is a Shining Vision

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Though now Amber Rose is a renowned model, she used to be well-known as Kanye West’s girlfriend.
The sexy beauty appeared at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in a revealing silver chain-link dress. She also stood out with her blond crew-cut hairstyle. She was Wiz Khalifa’s wife at that time, but the couple broke up not long after that.

#12 Carmen Electra Did It First, Not Kim K

Carmen Electra is a charismatic woman at her peak, and you can see that at the 1998 M.T.V. Movie Awards. Her look was so attractive that Kim Kardashian decided to sport a similar ivory, torso-less satin dress. The dresses were held by only a transparent string at the back.

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Instead of throwing a fit at Kim for copying her outfit, Carmen felt glad when her dress was remade by Kardashian.

#13 Katy Perry Lights Things up


Katy Perry stole the limelight at the 2019's Met Gala Celebrating Camp organized at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. With her shining hat and dress, she lit up the red carpet as a giant chandelier. A reporter could do nothing but ask her "Is that a chandelier on your head, or are you just pleased to see me?", and Katy responded with a hard laugh.
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