The Craziest Outfits Celebrities Wore Out In Public
While some like to think that celebrities are just like normal people, they do have their idiosyncrasies. Some Hollywood stars set themselves apart by their unique outfits.
From the Kardashians, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, these A-listers let their freak flag fly by wearing outrageous outfits. Some of these clothes should belong in a museum.
Nicki Minaj At The 2011 Grammy Awards
At the peak of her career, Nicki Minaj decided to go all out at the 2011 Grammy Awards. She let her animal instincts take hold in this leopard print ensemble.
Nicki sure knew how to make a statement by sticking her tongue out for the photographers. Unfortunately, many fashion articles put her Givenchy wardrobe on their “worst dressed” lists.
Miley Cyrus At The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
One of Miley Cyrus’ most memorable performances was at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. After performing “We Can’t Stop,” she quickly transitioned to a duet with Robin Thicke singing “Blurred Lines.”
The audience couldn’t take their eyes off of the pop star in her cartoon animal one-piece and newly shaved head.
Rihanna At The 2015 Met Gala
It was quite impressive that Rihanna was able to walk the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala. She was dressed in a show-stopping yellow dress designed by Chinese designer Guo Pei.
Her look was bold and instantly paid off. Many fashion critics put her on the top of their best dressed lists that year.
Cher At The 1986 Oscars
Ever since the start of her career in the 1960s, Cher hasn’t been afraid to express herself through fashion. One of her most iconic moments was at the 1986 Academy Awards.
The performer showed up in a towering feathered headdress and bared her midriff. The showgirl-inspired outfit was created by designer Bob Mackie.
Céline Dion At The 2019 Met Gala
Many fans know Céline Dion for being one of the most powerful vocalists of her time. Céline is also a fashion icon.
Her outfit for the 2019 Met Gala was heavily talked about due to her eccentric gold sequin dress and matching feather headdress. Her outfit was inspired by Judy Garland and the glitzy costumes from Ziegfeld Follies.
Lady Gaga At The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
Not only is Lady Gaga talked about for her music, but she also reinvented what celebrities could wear out in public.
One of her most famous looks was the meat dress worn at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Lady Gaga wore the meat dress as a statement telling people to “fight for what they believe in.”
Kim Kardashian At The 2021 Met Gala
Kim Kardashian’s style has certainly evolved over the years, with some outfits more questionable than others. One outfit fans were shaking their heads at was her look for the 2021 Met Gala.
According to Page Six, the all-black outfit, complete with a face covering, was inspired by her famous curves and involved the concept of celebrity.
Katy Perry At A 2014 Halloween Party
More often than not, singer Katy Perry is usually dressed in some kind of outrageous outfit. These have ranged from a hamburger, a mushroom, and an angel.
At Kate Hudson’s 2014 Halloween party, Katy decided to go as a Flamin’ Hot Cheeto. She carried a custom Flamin’ Hot Cheeto purse to complete the outfit and wore red shoes.
Billy Porter At The 2019 Oscars
Billy Porter made his presence known at the 2019 Academy Awards in a tuxedo dress. Famous designer, Christian Siriano, is the mastermind behind this unique and gender-bending garment.
His dress broke the internet that day and now resides in a museum. Porter is now considered a fashion icon and recreated this look at the 2023 Golden Globes.
Paris Hilton Shopping In 2008
Paris Hilton became one of the earliest influencers during the early 2000s. When she wore something, it meant that it was a symbol of status.
Here, she is seen in an all-pink designer look while shopping in Tokyo, Japan, in 2008. Many of her signature looks during that time included low-rise pants, Juicy Couture tracksuits, and massive sunglasses.
Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake At The 2001 AMAs
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were one of music’s biggest power couples during the early 2000s. Together, they made a bold statement at the 2001 American Music Awards.
They were seen wearing matching denim outfits, with Britney in an all-denim dress with a matching purse and Justin in an all-denim suit with a matching hat.
Bjork At The 2001 Oscars
Icelandic artist Bjork became a showstopper at the 2001 Academy Awards in a custom swan dress. The dress was designed by Marjan Pejoski.
To top off the look, Bjork pretended to lay an egg on the red carpet. She later wore the dress on the cover of her 2001 album Vespertine.
Jared Leto At The 2019 Met Gala
Jared Leto decided to dress in head-to-toe Gucci at the 2019 Met Gala. To finish off his look, he carried around an exact replica of his head.
Jared made this drastic move on the red carpet to honor Gucci, who had their models doing the same thing at their 2018 fall runway show.
Gwen Stefani At The 2005 BRIT Awards
Gwen Stefani walked the red carpet for the 2005 BRIT Awards clad in full Harajuku Girl attire. Some fans thought she may be appropriating their culture by dressing in this look.
Gwen gave a statement to Paper Magazine saying, “We learn from each other, we share from each other, we grow from each other…”
Pink At The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards
Fans couldn’t take their eyes off of Pink after she stepped onto the red carpet at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
Not only did she have spiky, hot pink hair, but she was dressed in a gold crop top with matching fur coat. Also, it was surprising her ultra low-rise jeans were able to stay on.
Rita Ora At The 2017 MTV EMA Awards
It most likely didn’t take Rita Ora too long to get ready for the 2017 MTV EMA Awards. She showed up wearing a white bathrobe and a towel cover for her head.
However, she did dress the look up a bit by wearing a lot of statement jewelry and matching sparkly heels.
Cardi B At 2021 Paris Fashion Week
Cardi B wore tons of incredible looks during the 2021 Paris Fashion Week, but one that really stands out is her in this red number.
She donned a ruby red feathered and sequined gown, complete with matching eyebrows. The outfit is from Thierry Mugler’s Fall/Winter 1995 Couture Collection and was first worn by supermodel Eva Herzigová.
Zendaya At A 2017 Movie Premiere
In order to celebrate the opening of The Greatest Showman, Zendaya walked the red carpet in one of her most iconic looks to date.
She was dressed in a warm-toned monarch butterfly gown, which was designed by Moschino’s Jeremy Scott. The dress was made in order to celebrate nature in fashion.
Kylie Jenner At 2023 Paris Fashion Week
Kylie Jenner was seen at the 2023 Paris Fashion Week wearing a black velvet strapless gown with a life-size head of a lion.
Animal lovers shouldn’t worry because the head was completely fake. The piece was constructed entirely by hand from foam resin and other man-made materials. The designer wanted the outfit to evoke fear.
Doja Cat At 2023 Paris Fashion Week
Soon after Doja Cat walked outside during Schiaparelli’s 2023 Paris Fashion Week, she became the year’s newest internet sensation.
She was seen wearing over 30,000 crimson Swarovski crystals that covered every inch of her body. Her makeup artist said the entire process took just under five hours, and the crystals were hand-applied.
Beyoncé’s Robocop Outfit At The BET Awards
Beyoncé really knows how to make a fashion statement, as seen here at the 2007 BE Awards show. During her performance of “Get Me Bodied,” Queen B opted to wear what can only be described as a Robocop or pseudo-astronaut costume on stage.
The costume by designer Eddie Yang was pretty spectacular, as it opened up while still on the pop singer’s body, revealing another outfit underneath.
Elton John During A Concert In Tokyo, Japan
Singer and pianist Elton John is known for his eccentric style. This little outfit he wore during a concert in Tokyo, Japan, might take the cake, so to speak.
It looks like he took whatever was in his closet and threw it together in a mesh of odd items, including stripped knee-length tube socks, winged shoes, and a tank top that might be a size too small.
Sarah Paulson At A 2018 Movie Premiere
Sarah Paulson almost blinded the photographers after stepping out on the red carpet for the premiere of Ocean’s 8. She was dressed in a bright green Prada gown, complete with a matching handbag.
Paulson joked to interviewers that her dress made her look like a “giant highlighter,” but she still loved herself in the outfit.
Christina Aguilera At A 2018 Harper’s BAZAAR Event
Christina Aguilera is no stranger to the fashion world after being part of the entertainment industry since she was a child.
When she showed up to a 2018 Harper’s BAZAAR event, some were quite confused by her look. She chose to wear a white dress that was completely covered with feathers.
Kardashian/Jenner Sisters At The 2019 Met Gala
It can almost be guaranteed that the Kardashian/Jenner sisters will make an appearance at the Met Gala. Here, Kim Kardashian is joined by her younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, at the 2019 Met Gala.
Kendall is seen in an orange feathered showgirl look. Kylie is adorned in a lavender old Hollywood glamour gown. Kim is in a skin-tight flesh-toned dress.
Sarah Jessica Parker At The 2022 Met Gala
Sarah Jessica Parker has become a New York fashion icon and she always comes to the Met Gala with daring looks.
Here, she is seen wearing a black and white gown with a hot pink headpiece. The gown was inspired by Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s official dressmaker and the first African American fashion designer for the White House.
Madonna In A 1984 Photoshoot
Looking back on the 1980s, one of the top performers was Madonna. Not only did she write popular songs, but she influenced a lot of women’s fashion.
This is a photo from 1984 of Madonna in her typical attire for that decade. She is wearing tons of bracelets, a studded belt, a neon shirt and skirt, and a red hair wrap.
Lizzo At The 2022 Met Gala
Lizzo always seems to make sure that what she wears out in public is a good reflection of her self-image.
At the 2022 Met Gala, she wore a custom black and gold gown by Thom Browne, but her favorite part of the outfit wasn’t the clothing. She brought a gold flute on the carpet and played for everyone.
Elizabeth Taylor At A 1967 Social Function
According to Vogue, Elizabeth Taylor remains one of Hollywood’s most prolific style icons. She was able to adapt and change with the times but also created totally original looks of her own.
This is a photo from a 1967 social event that she attended. Elizabeth is wearing a headdress with pearls and fake flowers.
Ezra Miller At A 2020 UNICEF Event
One celebrity who isn’t afraid to express themselves on the red carpet is Ezra Miller. Ezra was seen at a 2020 UNICEF event in a black gown.
The gown was complete with sheer cutouts around the torso and a slit for the leg. Ezra paired the look with bold red heels and red lipstick.