One thing is certain: celebrities love anything controversial. Our jaws are frequently dropped by Hollywood actors and their daring clothing choices. In fact, one of the most exciting aspects about the red carpet is that it is one event where we are guaranteed to witness daring, wild, and even bizarre looks. Here’s a rundown of some of the craziest red carpet outfits worn by celebrities that made headlines for their bold choices:
1. Kim Kardashian: Met Gala 2021
Kim Kardashian is no stranger to making a style statement, and her Met Gala ensemble this year was no exception. The reality TV actress walked the red carpet in an all-black head-to-toe bodysuit, including a tight balaclava that completely obscured her face. Of course, social media weighed in on the dress, with some equating it to a Dementor from Harry Potter and others claiming she resembled the Grim Reaper. Other Twitter users speculated that the appearance was influenced by Kanye West’s recent album Donda, which had an all-black square design.
2. Sarah Jessica Parker – Met Gala 2015
The headwear was the source of a thousand memes. SJP is a pro at dressing for Met Gala themes, and her ensemble for 2015’s “China Through The Looking Glass” evening was no exception. SJP told BAZAAR that she put a lot of effort into her outfit, despite her over-the-top headwear sparking countless “flames” jokes on Twitter and Instagram. “I researched that for a really frickin’ ass long time. There was the study of Chinese opera, ballet, theater, design, costume design. Also, tassels, pom-poms, silk… I think people forget there is a theme; it is a costume ball”.
3. Ezra Miller: Fantastic Beasts Premiere
Ezra Miller caused a stir on the red carpet in Paris for the international premiere of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” He wore a floor-length black gown that resembled a winter puffer jacket rather than a red carpet ensemble. Miller’s distinguishing features, concealed behind a hood were his finely chiseled cheekbones and gorgeous lips, which were accentuated with black lipstick.
4. Nicki Minaj: Grammy Awards 2012
The Grammy Awards are notorious for some of the year’s most extravagant red carpet outfits, with music’s biggest names. In a highly controversial act in 2012, the rapper Nicki Minaj appeared hand with a man dressed as… you can never guess it…the Pope. Minaj looked like a cross between Red Riding Hood and a nun in a blood-red robe, with blonde, fake hair. On the skirt of her dress, a woman’s face appeared. The image’s outline was speckled with what appeared to be black pearls.
5. Lady Gaga: MTV VMAs 2010
Gaga grabbed all the eyeballs at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards with one of her craziest and least sanitary red carpet outfits: a meat dress, hat, lace-up shoes, and even a matching meat purse. The strangest and most repulsive part? This gown was actually constructed entirely of real meat. According to reports, the costume included 50 pounds of rib and steak purchased from Franc Fernandez’s butcher. The singer admitted that the garment was “thrilling” to wear, but that it “smelled like meat.”