As always with the MTV Movie Awards, it’s a mixed bag…
Zendaya in August Getty AtelierEmbed from Getty Images
Let’s start with the home run. Zendaya is somehow pulling off this Hershey’s kiss shaped brown leather dress in JUNE. She truly is magic. Pretty sure you’ll be seeing this on my “Best of 2018” list.
Aubrey Plaza in Elisabetta FranchiEmbed from Getty Images
Adorable! This dress might be the physical embodiment of the antithesis to April Ludgate.
Katherine Langford in Giorgio ArmaniEmbed from Getty Images
She looks like the most inappropriately dressed mourner at a funeral. And to make matters worse, this was originally a perfectly nice dress that she went out of her way to have made into a jumpsuit….WHY!?
Storm Reid in Viktor and RolfEmbed from Getty Images
For a hot minute I was afraid that the monsters at Coach got their hands on Storm, so I am thrilled to see her branching out and into something totally adorable.
Kristen Bell in Julien MacdonaldEmbed from Getty Images
I have never been a fan of Julien Macdonald. His particularly brand of sexy has the subtlety of a hand grenade. This isn’t the worst look he sent out on this red carpet, but it also feels way outside Kristen’s brand, and she honestly looked pretty uncomfortable in it.
Yara Shahidi in Tory BurchEmbed from Getty Images
I would NEVER have pegged this for Tory Burch. I would have guessed maybe Monse or Stella McCartney or someone similarly associated with this kind of slouchy cool vibe. I like the jacket a lot, but the pants just feel a tad too silly.
Ajiona AlexusEmbed from Getty Images
Speaking of silly, the fact that I couldn’t find a designer credit for this is probably for the best, as this is less of red carpet dress as it is a fisherman’s net stapled to a pair of bicycle shorts.
Alison Brie in Sandy LiangEmbed from Getty Images
Someone pointed out that this is clearly a nod to her show “Glow” which follows the world of 80’s female wrestlers, which is cute…but not cute enough to make me like it. The eye shadow is just completely absurd – it makes her look like she can barely keep her eyes open.
Jasmine Sanders in Alexander TerekhovEmbed from Getty Images
Putting the ridiculous, half moon sunglasses aside, I like this a lot. I have never heard of this designer, and neither it seems has the internet. He only has one collection displayed on Vogue and a lot of the sites I found were in Russian, but based on this I would love to see more of his work out and about!
Halsey in Julien MacdonaldEmbed from Getty Images
And here is our much, much worse Julien Macdonald look. This is just classic him and very within Halsey’s often naked wheelhouse. I hate it.
Mandy Moore in Alberta FerrettiEmbed from Getty Images
When this came down the runway it was fitted much looser to the point that it looks like a completely different dress. I wish Mandy had gone a size or two up to get the effect from the runway.
Tessa Thompson in Rosie AssoulinEmbed from Getty Images
WTF is this? I am on the record often as a fan of Rosie Assoulin’s work, but this is just nonsense.
Tiffany Haddish in Galia Lahav BridalEmbed from Getty Images
Tiffany looked great, and as always, like she’s having the time of her life (in most pictures she was mugging it up for the cameras). But this feels too formal for the occasion.
Madelaine Petsch in PradaEmbed from Getty Images
I am 99% sure I had this exact dress for my Barbie?
Kim Kardashian West in Atelier VersaceEmbed from Getty Images
ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………..Just the same old boring stuff from Ms. Kardashian. She could get any designer in the world to make her anything in the world, and yet she keeps relying on the same people and the same silhouettes, to no great effect.
Olivia Munn in GalvanEmbed from Getty Images
For a jumpsuit, I don’t hate it. But unlike Zendaya, she doesn’t have the sartorial magic to make me forget what season it is and forgive her for wearing velvet in the middle of June.
Zazie Beetz in ChloeEmbed from Getty Images
Zazie is SO, so very good on Atlanta. If you haven’t watched Season 2, please do – it’s a triumph from start to finish. Unlike this look, which sucks hard.