Posted by Michael Oxenrider | Posted in Commentary, Reviews | Posted on 06-06-2010
Tags: 2010 MTV, MTV Movie Awards, Red Carpet, Snooki, Snookie, Victoria Justice
Or The Unfashionably Older
MTV broadcasted it’s 2010 Movie Awards. As the red carpet rolled out teens and pop-culture fans from around the world began tuning into to see the pomp, trend, and which artists would be receiving the “Golden Popcorn.”
The allure of fashion was complimented by Sway, Snooki and the “fierce” spikey-haired Christian Siriano who won a fashion design contest on Season 4 of Bravo’s reality show Project Runway. The show has since moved to the Lifetime TV channel. The pre-amble to the red carpet walk was a cross-promotional stunt where Snooki, a star from a an MTV reality show called Jersey Shore, had an MTV-hosted challenge where viewers would decide what dress she would wear for the awards. She then worked the Red Carpet as a correspondent.
Snooki (Nicole Polizzi), who I must confess to having never heard mentioned before, made the claim that she will be hottest on the walk. It is unclear if this was meant seriously, sarcastically, or if sheer bravado may be what it takes for a start to rise above the din these days.
There is a certain difficulty in reviewing a fashion show without having the the licensing to post specific images. Links are supplied. As of the posting of this review, the best source to see the most variety of outfits is still MTV. Pull up another window and see if you have the same impressions.
I was watching Television when MTV had it’s first broadcast. Suffice it to say, this was when they still played videos. However, that statement itself has become so clichéd that anyone over the age of 25 is probably sick of hearing it and anyone under that age probably thinks it’s irrelevant.
The point is; I am expected to have a limited knowledge of who many major players are and even less of clue as to what is considered best-dressed to the MTV crowd. This review isn’t meant to insinuate that fashion is something that can be objectively quantified, nor would I have the gall to imply that my tastes should at all influence another’s. However, we can all be judge, jury and executioner when it comes to whether or not we are being entertained. And the truth is, some of the digs worn tonight were pretty entertaining.
Most of the stars that walk out onto the carpet were dressed in envelope-pushing or skin-revealing wardrobes, as expected.
Silver, glitter and gold seemed to be the most obvious trends.
Although the actors change, many of the themes on the MTV red carpet stayed the same. The men dressed as immaculately nonchalant as they could muster. Mark Salling was wearing what I suspect is the $500 version of Target’s dark jeans and a flannel. Jonah Hill was in an odd-fitting black suit with a loosened black skinny-tie, untucked grey checkerboard shirt and matching grey Nike shoes. The shoes looked suspiciously like Chuck Taylors.
Despite the occasional glowing orange shirt under a tan suit or some 80s throwback zipper jacket suits, the women were much more gaudy. For example, Lindsay Lohan, was barely held into low-cut bejeweled footie pajamas. Katy Perry was also full of sparkles and not much else, other than blue hair.
shingles. Add to that the style of sandal and the bands on her ankles and arms and she looked a little like she was trying out for Sexy Vulcan on a Star Trek Episode. In the spirit of objectivity (and confusion) I cannot say if this is meant as a compliment or not. Unfortunately, at the time of this article, no pictures of her ankle contraptions were available.
As far as people liking or disliking Snooki’s outfit, there were definite mixed reviews.
The opinions of her outfit may have varied, but much of it revolved around her decision to cut the Dolce & Gabbana dress that her fans had picked out for her to wear (whether or not they correctly spelled her moniker).
I would like to point out that Victoria Justice wore something I could not only see in the real world but that was also very flattering. It was one of the few that didn’t leave me scratching my head. In fact, I dare say I liked it.
But what’s the fun in the real world when we’re discussing movies?
If the purpose of the participants of this red carpet walk is merely to entertain, as that is there profession, then I can reserve judgement as to who was best or worst dressed. I nominate one outfit in particular as the most entertaining of the evening. That had to be Snooki’s. At least because of the attention it garnered. Maybe after tonight people will get her nickname right.