The 2011 VMAs went down last night in Los Angeles, and although the show was over two and a half hours long, there were only a few things that we walked away with. First, Lady Gaga is really into role-playing, and did not stray from her obnoxious Jo Calderone character the entire night. Second, Beyonc is pregnant (!) and she and Jay-Z are seriously the proudest parents on the planet. Third, Britney’s back bitch! Seriously, she looks great. And lastly, perhaps most importantly, we are getting old — who were all of those people? Tyler the Creator? Jessie J.? Are we really that out of touch?
The VMAs are never that big on the fashion (unless you count Gaga’s meat dress of yore and Nicki Minaj’s weird SARS mask as “fashion”) and many of the usual suspects who we count on for amazing looks — Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Florence Welch among them — were not in attendance. But hey, there were a few gems! Click through for our favorite looks of the night and let us know if there are any that we missed!
OK, not only did Beyoncé wear a stunning red Lanvin, she also announced that she is pregnant while she wore it! No matter that she didn't take home a moonman, the night was all about Bey.
It gets better: Bey performed in a Dolce & Gabbana sequined tux and showed off her baby bump at the end! She wins.
No, this outfit isn't great, but remember the amazing, energetic and insanely talented Britney Spears that frequented the VMAs circa 2000? Well, that Brit Brit was back last night and we were thrilled to see her.
Nobody (including Katie Holmes herself) seemed to know why she was at the VMAs last night, but she did look adorable in an Alaïa dress and Proenza Schouler booties.
Zoe Saldana has been pulling out all of the sartorial stops lately -- she's worn Balmain, Valentino and Lanvin on recent red carpets to promote Colombiana -- and although this dress isn't anything showstopping, she looks incredible in it.
The whole Jo Calderone stunt Lady Gaga pulled at the VMAs was irritating if you ask me, but is it bad that I think Gaga makes a pretty hot dude?