Eye-Melting Gowns And Suits

The MTV Europe Music Awards, held Sunday night in Frankfurt, Germany, featured some of the most hideous fashions ever seen on a red carpet. American media gadflies may not have even heard of some of the celebrities feted at last night's MTV Europe Music Awards, but that doesn't mean we can't get an eyeful of their unimaginably horrendous outfits.

Jedward at MTV EMAs

No. Just no. Irish pop duo Jedward are pictured here, in this image which appears very much like Jack Frost had untoward congress with a large pile of acid-washed denim and Crest tooth-whitening strips.

Heidi Klum at MTV EMAs

Wait, Heidi Klum advises designers on Project Runway? And judges them for their "taste level"? When she's wearing an outfit that appears very much as if one of Jon Bon Jovi's old denim jackets sexually attacked a turquoise mine? You know, a lace-up bodice is extremely chic... in Grimm's fairytales, and in "German serving wench" Halloween costumes. Brooke Hogan rejected this gown as too tacky for her. And say, how do you like the lace-up shoes with the lace-up bodice? Klassy, no? What you can't see so well in this picture: The big, full angel-wing sleeve on the other side of the bodice. Oh me, oh my.

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Rita Ora at the MTV EMAs

Rita Ora shows us how a marriage between scar tissue and one of Prince's cast-off Purple Rain costumes can work... to make you look like some kind of '80s space-whore from Mike Hodges' Jones Flash Gordon. BTW, Rita, think you forgot to button up all the way.

Kim Kardashian at MTV VMAs

Yes, fashion magazines advise those with a part of the body that's a little bigger than the other parts to swathe that part in crinkled film negatives with garbage bag ruffles. Do you suppose Kim Kardashian had a train-holder at the party that night? Oh, if only that had been snapped by some sharp-eyed paparazzo, because the only thing funnier than this dress would be watching Kim trying to walk in it.

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Han Geng at MTV EMAs

In China, Han Geng is known as "Dancing King." Maybe he's dancing because he doesn't want the world to get too clear a look at his monumentally ugly satin jacket, which has a pattern so hideous that Kimora Lee Simmons probably immediately decided to use it for a set of Baby Phat underpants.

Lena Meyer-Landrut at the MTV EMAsLena Meyer-Landrut has the kind of name you can just picture up in lights, huh? The German singer was the winner of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest (the same one that launched ABBA, back in the day), and is best known for her songs Satellite and Taken by a Stranger. And for outfits that look like she's wearing a lobster bib over a Jessica McClintock prom dress reject from 1987.

Images courtesy WENN.com; Heidi Klum image courtesy Lia Toby/Wenn.com

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Comments on "Hideous fashions of the MTV Europe Music Awards"

Jen November 13, 2012 | 7:48 AM

Y'all have some crazy fashion sense to defend that denim zipper sparkle catastrophe! yikes.

Sandra November 13, 2012 | 7:26 AM

i thought Jedward and Kim Kardashian looked fabulous!

Juliet November 13, 2012 | 7:12 AM

I thought Jedward looked really good too! they stood out and made the whole thing a lot more interesting, colourful...and sparkly

Jackie UK November 13, 2012 | 7:12 AM

Jedward actually looked great .. it was like normal denim until the lights hit it and then it shone like glitter. They looked amazing.

Anna November 12, 2012 | 11:13 PM

I thought Jedward looked adorable in their sparkly suits, I loved all the zips and buckles too..a mix of glam and rock and roll, really eye catching, they're good looking boys too.....and they're 21 now, so it's ok to fancy them I think

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