VMA Fashion Awards: Kristin Cavallari, Katy Perry & The Best, Weirdest & Barely Dressed Stars

From wet paint to silver spikes to see-through lace and snoods, fashion at the 2009 MTV VMAs was avant garde, revealing, and capable of drawing blood (and at times all three!)

Check out the best, the weirdest, and the barely dressed at the 2009 MTV VMAs. It’s Buzzworthy’s first-ever VMA Fashion Awards! And check out PART 2, with fashion wins by Beyonce, Madonna, Olivia Palermo and more!

BEST USE OF SILVER: SHORT FORM: KRISTIN CAVALLARI
True, she wasn’t a nominee, and she’s not a musician, but resident Hills villianess Kristin Cavallari stole the show before it even started in her silver sequined mini dress.
Watch Kristin on the VMA red carpet.

BEST USE OF SILVER: LONG FORM: TAYLOR SWIFT
Taylor Swift, in a Kaufman Franco dress accented by Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, went for a silver-screen siren look and lived out a fairy tale adventure that night, braving Cinderella hardships up against Kanye but emerging the belle of the ball by the end of the night. (TEAM TAYLOR!)
+ Watch Taylor Swift on the VMA red carpet.

MOST DANGEROUSLY SEXY: KATY PERRY
Katy Perry followed the night’s silver trend, but took it to a potentially painful level in her spiked silver mini dress by The Blonds.
+ Watch Katy Perry on the VMA red carpet.

MOST SUBTLE: AMBER ROSE
Get it? Subtle? Because Amber Rose wasn’t subtle at all! Paradoxically though, she managed to cover up her almost her entire body while exposing almost her entire body all at the same time! Maybe she really IS from another planet.

LEAST IN NEED OF SLEEVES: JENNIFER LOPEZ
This Louis Vuitton situation reminds me of when you get your neck stuck in an armhole, except usually when that happens you’re free to experience your shame in the privacy of a dressing room. Not on a red carpet. Oh wells. At least Jennifer Lopez‘s makeup was fuh-lawless.
+ Watch Jennifer Lopez on the VMA red carpet.

MOST NEAR A WARDROBE MALFUNCTION: KERI HILSON
Keri Hilson, in a Charlotte Ronson jumpsuit, certainly has the body for the peekaboo sensation, but still, I saw her hugging lil Justin Bieber on the red carpet, and I was bracing myself for a “big reveal.”
+ Watch Keri Hilson on the VMA red carpet.

CUTEST NEWCOMER: JUSTIN BIEBER
Squee!
+ Watch Justin Bieber explain how he’s “just wearing clothes” on the VMA red carpet.

MESSIEST/ MOST PAINTERLY: TIE! PEREZ HILTON & THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS’ TYSON RITTER
Perez, in a tea garden blazer, went all matchy-matchy, carefully coordinating his yellow Doc Marten boots to coordinate with his… hands. Tyson Ritter had a run-in with some arts supplies. Rawk.
+ Watch Perez Hilton and The All-American Rejects on the VMA red carpet.

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MOST REDUNDANT: PINK & SHAKIRA
Whoopers. Pink and Shakira, both in the EXACT SAME BALMAIN DRESS, live out every girl’s worst NIGHTMARE people, besides those obviously fabricated menstrual mishaps you read about in various teen mags.
+ Watch Pink and Shakira on the VMA red carpet.

MOST INSPIRED BY 18TH CENTURY ROMANTIC ART: JULIE HENDERSON
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Julie Henderson is gorgeous, but Baroque is like SOOOO 1545.

+ Check out more VMA fashion photos and fashion videos, and check out Part Two of Buzzworthy’s 2009 VMA Fashion Awards!