Taylor Swift in sparkly Elie Saab at the NRJ Music Awards: lovely or try-hard?

Here are some photos from last night’s NRJ Music Awards at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. Taylor Swift was one of the big “gets” for the evening – she wore this Elie Saab minidress which I don’t really hate. It’s very “Taylor” as in it’s very sparkly and glitzy and light-colored and she’s wearing her long hair down (LIKE A PRINCESS!) etc. But she’s done a lot worse with those parameters – this dress is cut well, and it looks good on her. I’m so tired of those bangs. For real!

I suspect Swifty was trying to look amazing so that she could a certain someone’s attention. Because guess who else was at the NRJ Music Awards? ONE DIRECTION! Meaning that Taylor and Harry Styles were at the same awards show! This comes just days after Swifty tried to crack-stalk Harry in England (she flew in for no reason other than trying to meet up with him), and he reportedly “snubbed” her. So what did Swifty do? She sang “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at the show. Of course. Because Swifty always gets dumped.

More photos… Alicia Keys in Michael Kors – I really dislike the cut of this dress. And I still find it hard to believe that she and Swizz are still making it work. I don’t get it. But whatever.

Carly Rae Jepsen wearing Izmaylova – I like everything except for the bust of the dress. I don’t care for those molded bra-cups on dresses, and it doesn’t seem in character with Carly’s more wholesome persona either.

Bonus Psy in glitter-pants! He looks like he stole those pants from Liza Minnelli!

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Riana says:

    Taylor’s dress is cute.

    Um…anyone else notice Carly Rae looks JUST LIKE Taylor in a black wig. I seriously scrolled back up to check.

  2. LadyBird83 says:

    Well she can dress like a woman all she wants but she still acts like a teenage girl.

  3. Hoya_chick says:

    Lol at the 1D boys being so color coordinated! It’s giving me early ’00 flashbacks of the Backstreet Boys and ‘Nsyc! Taylor’s bolt ons don’t look as awful here. And I don’t like the shoes (too matchy matchy) or her hair. She should get her veneers shaved down it’s like she can’t close her mouth. And it bothers me. I love that Harry and his uncut peen rejected her when she came to London to stalk him. That’s probably why she came to this award show too. Lol. You can’t insult a man’s manhood and expect him to take you back. Allegedly.

    Alicia looks terrible. Her and her husband are cheaters, their marriage will last as long as people don’t look too closely at his philandering ways. And she has to save face because she had an affair with him when he was married.

    • Skipper says:

      You’re in a good mood, huh?

    • V4Real says:

      Hoya I think Taylor looks like a mature young lady for once. I’m with you about AK look; I don’t like it. As for the cheating yes they did while he was still married but let’s not forget many people have done it. Brad and Angie for one as well as Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Cheating is wrong period but I think the relationship will not last b/c he is blowing through her money like Eddie is doing with LeAnn

      • Hoya_chick says:

        V4Real, Taylor’s dress *is*cute. I just don’t like the styling. It’s pretty standard for her, she loves sparkles and Elie Saab!

        I agree with you about the marriage. He is definitely using her. His celeb profile has risen significantly since he has been with her. People outside of the music world and urban media weren’t really aware of him before their marriage. The thing about the cheating you mentioned is that those people weren’t known cheaters prior to leaving their spouses for who they are with now. Tom and Rita seem solid as do Brad and Angie. I’m fine with the idea that you may find your soulmate at an inopportune time (ie while currently married to someone else), the tricky thing is leaving the first marriage with dignity and respect especially when there are children involved. Swizz Beats is a known cheater, like Eddie. Swizz has children around the same age with different women that weren’t his wife. I can’t get with that. Maybe I’m wrong and Alicia is his soulmate, but from his past infidelities and how beneficial his new found celebrity life has been I don’t really think so.

      • Amelia says:

        How the hell do The Leg and Brad manage to worm their way into so many discussions?! :)

      • j.eyre says:

        @Amelia – it’s the Leg… the Leg can go where so many cannot. Haven’t you ever forgotten to shut your closet door, only to wake in the middle of the night and see the Leg peeking out from it?

        If we are discussing great couples who started as an affair, let’s not leave out Paul and Joanne…

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        Lets not forget Liz and Dick.

      • V4Real says:

        Amelia I only mentioned Brad and Angie to say that it’s not the first time celebs have entered into a relationship while one or both were already involved with someone else.
        I think the main point of Hoya and my comment is that AK husband is a serial cheater and he is only using her as a cash cow because his career is not what it used to be. I hope I’m wrong and he is the one for her. But the way he is blowing through her money seems like he and Eddie Cibrian are cut from the same cloth.

  4. Summer says:

    I’m sure as she was singing we are never… she was thinking ”damn I’m such a badass. Take it Harry!”
    go see the video and you’ll see.

  5. Jackson says:

    Her dress is fine, I actually like it. Those bangs though, ugh. I generally don’t mind bangs when they’re done right – but her’s are not. They look like something out of the eighth grade yearbook, back in the day. It’s like a shield of bangs up there. Ugh.

  6. aims says:

    Psy does look like he stole his pants from Liza!! I like that Taylor isn’t dress like shes in a beauty pageant. She looks her age, but the banges are getting tired. She will always be a spoiled brat to me, her reaction to Adeles win was priceless.

  7. bettyrose says:

    Swiftly looks like a Bond girl.

  8. Quixotic1205 says:

    I’m sick of Swift and guessing which high schooler teen she’s trying to “get back at” now. I’m not old but seriously even reading about her love life makes me feel like that high school teacher who gets sucked into a child’s dating drama. Ugh.

  9. Raven says:

    I like Swift and I like her dress, but in that top photo, the bolt-ons are obvious. She was probably asked to sing the song she sang at the awards show.

    The outfits on 1D look ridiculous. Harry even looks a bit embarrassed.

  10. Kayla says:

    She wrote on her twitter that she had a ” quick photo shoot in London”. Hmmmm…….

  11. j.eyre says:

    I love Swifty’s dress. I couldn’t wear it but she looks great in it

    I am really enjoying Alicia’s ‘Girl on Fire’ – minus the Minaj bits. Why would she and her husband not make it work? Do they have problems? I adore her so I will likely blame him.

  12. Nene says:

    I need a break from Taylor S. and Anne H. It’s just too much recently and they are simply not that interesting. I don’t get it why they are making the news.

  13. china says:

    Taylor n Carly should trade their clip on bangs. Haha.

  14. Ms Kay says:

    She actually looks very good in that dress, bangs or no bangs.

    Alicia Keys, I don’t know but to me she lost that certain amazing touch since she married that dude… I miss the Alicia Keys from Songs in a Minor and Diary albums… *sigh*

  15. lisa2 says:

    I think Taylor looks great. HATE the bangs. Everyone is doing bangs.

    For some reason her whole looks makes me think of Jennifer Lopez. It is such a Jennifer look, and Taylor is even making that Jennifer **sexy** face.

    but she looks good. still HATE THE BANGS

  16. T.C. says:

    I’m giving the best dressed award to Psy just cause. Everyone of those one direction boys look like they are 14 years old. Taylor Swift bangs need to go.

  17. kibbles says:

    I don’t follow the black celebrity gossip sites so I am fairly clueless about how Alicia and Swizz’s marriage is going or if there have been any rumored problems in the last year or so. I too am surprised that they are making it work and look happy together in public. I guess he is trying to be on his best behavior because this will probably be the best and most high profile relationship he will ever be in. Alicia will boost his musical and business endeavors. I have a feeling they will be together for a while (maybe 5 years?).

  18. StrawberryGirl says:

    Okay, when everyone started saying Taylor had her boobs done, I REFUSED to believe it, but then I saw the pictures of her at the American Music Awards and it was pretty obvious. They looked like two medium melons with a refund gap.

  19. Lucy2 says:

    I like Taylor’s dress, but that hair has to go. What is with this very heavy banged hair look lately? I blame Zooey Deschanel.
    Those boys look like idiots, just like every other boy band. Hope they are being wise with their money.
    Alicia is so pretty but that dress isn’t, and her husband is always the worst accessory. I can’t believe she is still with him either. Hope it is actually working, but chances are slim.

  20. Oi says:

    All of her hair looks like a wig.

  21. Reggie says:

    Taylor looks gorgeous. Carly looks ridiculous.

  22. LittleMissy says:

    I have to admit taylor has been looking very good on the red carpet…tastefully sexy and confident…how is this girl….you know…not getting laid or at least able to keep a man!!!??? LOL

  23. apsutter says:

    Cute dress Swifty! I’d wear that in a heartbeat. I think Alicia looks cute too. She always dresses kinda quirky and a little edgier than the fashion girls. I still love Alicia even if her whole marriage is totally shady. I love her new album too.

  24. Annie says:

    I can’t lie, T-Swizzle looks amazing here from head to toe!

  25. Michele says:

    This might be her best look yet. She looks fantastic! A+++++

  26. valleymiss says:

    Why is Psy still a thing? Why are we pretending he’s ever gonna be more than a one hit wonder? *sigh* at Psy. Lol

  27. Noinin says:

    My -very French – opinion is that they made Taylor Swift come and sing that specific song at those awards BECAUSE 1D would be there. She was not nominated, and is only known in France for being Harry Styles girlfriend – her music has been introduced to us very, very recently. That being said, I don’t think they were really together. There were many blind items about them sleeping in separate rooms and being contractually on a short-term relationship.

  28. Maritza says:

    Taylor Swift looks like a Barbie doll, very pretty.

    • Lauren says:

      Taylor looks gorgeous..which irks me. How can a woman so attractive & successful repel so many men? Forget about the unicorn-rainbow-grade 2 bangs with a private jet theories. WTF is Wrong with Taylor? All her exes competely dismiss & eradicate Ms.Swift from their life history. Baffling & disturbing.

  29. KC says:

    She looks like a wax statue of herself.

  30. Jayna says:

    She looks better with her straight wigs than her real hair.

  31. pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    I love the outfit but yeah, I’m over the bangs now, I’m not sure what they’re supposed to be doing for her face anymore lol, watched the performance too, vocally not great at all, kinda embarrassing that harry is so much better at her than singing and I hope that that her next single from the album is one of her more mature sounding tracks, I like that she’s finally leaving her Disney princess phase but that’s quite hard to do when you’re singing a song that sounds like something written by a thirteen year old.

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    She always looks the same to me…

  33. Denise says:

    Taylor Swift could be hot if she wasn’t Taylor Swift.

  34. su says:

    her singing was DREADFUL. what in the actual hell?!

  35. Lee says:

    Hotter than a hoedown in a burning barn!

  36. Jane says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks like a Bratz doll?

  37. Nanz says:

    I feel like I’ve seen some version of Taylor’s dress a thousand times.

  38. serena says:

    I think the bangs are good for her, they kind of soft her ‘evil’ eyes. LOL

  39. Keen says:

    Didn’t gwyneth wear that black cut out dress AK is wearing? Or someone? I feel like I’ve seen it before.

  40. KellyinSeattle says:

    Also, Taylor looks like she’s in an ice-skater’s dress. But her lipstick isn’t as garish as usual. Come to think of it, ,Psy looks like he’s wearing ice-skater’s pants.