From Celine Dion‘s backwards suit to J-Lo‘s shocking barely-there Versace gown to Britney Spears‘ nude glittery bodysuit, divas have nerves of steel when it comes to fashion risk-taking. Pasties, feathers, corsets, and mesh; nothing is off limits for music’s most famous females. From the legendary Diana Ross to diva du jour Lady Gaga, we’ve rounded up the 25 most shocking, sexy, and glamorous divalicious ensembles in honor of VH1 Divas, airing Thursday at 9PM EST on VH1. [Photo: Getty Images]
Divas like Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and Rihanna are known for their style savvy as much as their attitudes, and often use the red carpet as their personal catwalk. Whether it’s some seriously avant-garde head gear or a low-cut, form-fitting party dress, celebrity divas ooze confidence in whatever they wear, working every moment in front of the cameras like it’s a fabulous photo-shoot.
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Lindsay Lohan looked pretty slick in a long black gown last night while attending the Marc Jacobs afterparty at Club Hiro in Manhattan, as part of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Lilo looked fresh and hydrated for a change. Not bad! Other celebrities including Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz, Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain, Janet Jackson, and of course Marc Jacobs and fiance Lorenzo Martone, came out to celebrate the designer. Check out our gallery of celebrities at the Marc Jacobs afterparty. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Avril Lavigne showed off her latest looks for her Abbey Dawn clothing line last night at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Celebrities Nicky Hilton and Tommy Hilfiger came out to see the “Complicated” singer’s punk-inspired line. Avril’s show included adult and teen models, who worked it on the runway to tunes from Avril’s albums.
As for the name of her funky line, Avril told TheFABlife, “I always really liked the name but I didn’t know what to do with it. I thought maybe one day, if I had a girl I would call her Abbey. I thought it was a really cool name but then I had a clothing line so I called it ‘Abbey.’”
So much for those divorce rumors! [Photos: Stephen Mao]
Exciting new details have emerged about VH1 Divas, which airs this Thursday at 9/8c. Joining the already star-studded lineup are two musical legends: Stevie Wonder and Cyndi Lauper. Stevie and Cyndi, along with Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and Martina McBride, will be perform duets with the younger divas. The pairings are:
- Kelly Clarkson and Melissa Etheridge
- Miley Cyrus and Sheryl Crow
- Jordin Sparks and Martina McBride
- Leona Lewis and Cyndi Lauper
- Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder
British crooner Adele is also set to sing with a surprise guest whose identity is still under wraps. We can’t wait! Be sure to tune in to VH1 Divas, airing live on Sept. 17 at 9/8c, hosted by Paula Abdul. We’ll be reporting from Divas and live-blogging the show, you can set a reminder to join our live chat below. Until then, check out the official Divas site, follow the VH1 Divas Twitter and watch videos by the artists in the lineup. Plus, leave a testimonial for one of the divas at divastories.vh1.com.
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Amidst the shocking moments and outlandish performances at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was some glitzy and glamorous fashion. Metallic frocks dominated the arrivals, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Leighton Meester rockin’ silver and gold. Keri Hilson looked impossibly bangin’ in a satin jumpsuit and Beyonce flaunted her curves in a ruffly scarlet number. Peep our Top 10 countdown to see which artists, actors, and reality stars ruled the Radio City red carpet. [Photos: Getty Images]
Not even piles of money and stylists can prevent fashion disasters, and the red carpet at the VMAs is one of the riskier events where oh-so-much can go wrong. Judging from last night’s showing, there were disasters a’plenty. Whose outfits weren’t up to snuff? Let’s have a look.
Who needs Ed Hardy? Jon Gosselin is going to start his own clothing line. “I’m doing a line called “Gosselin Gear,” Jon told The FABlife while hanging out at the Hotel on Rivington House of Hype post-VMA party. As for that rumored line with Ed Hardy owner Christian Audigier? “I think Christian just used me to get publicity,” Jon told us.
How about the rest of his life? “I’ll be officially divorced in a couple days,” Jon said gladly. Although he and Kate Gosselin are hammering out custody issues, Jon was in good spirits and also confirmed that things with him and girlfriend Hailey Glassman are “great.” [Photo: Getty Images]