Rita Ora in Marchesa at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards: next-level Marchesa fug?


Last night, the BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards were held in London. I wish I could say that I recognized half of the attendees, but I can’t. I only recognized Taylor Swift, Rita Ora and Pixie Lott. So those are the only photos you’re getting!

Guess who designed Rita Ora’s dress. JUST GUESS. Look at how awful it is. Look at how budget everything is. Look how unflattering it is. Look at how it seems like a creampuff had sex with a pile of ruffles, then their creampuff ruffle child banged a skater’s outfit. So, yes, this is Marchesa.


Swifty wore this girlish (how surprising) Jenny Packham dress which actually seems pretty suitable, borderline conservative for the event. I’m assuming that this event is like the American Kids Choice Awards, meaning that celebrities tend to veer towards “fun” clothes rather than revealing clothes. Like with most Packham dresses, the darting is gorgeous and the fit is perfection. I even like the metallic accents… but just for Swifty. This suits her, but I would probably loathe this on someone less girly and twee.



And I don’t know who did Pixie Lott’s outfit, but the vibe I’m getting is not “fun, kids’ show attire”. That’s hooker-wear.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. emmie_a says:

    ha! …creampuff had sex with a pile of ruffles. It sounds delicious (because I’m thinking of ruffles as in potato chips – that sweet/salty thing) but looks horrid!

  2. Hannah says:

    I wonder if the poor seamstresses who have to sew these Marchesa atrocities work with sickbags next to their sewing machines.

  3. Arock says:

    This is horrible. Crack rock as interpreted into dress form, Jc penny 10 and under holiday collection, and what looks to be a future piece from Courtney stoodens maternity line.

  4. aims says:

    Horrible. All of them look ridiculous. On Taylor’s dress, if it didn’t have those beads on them( I’m guessing) it would look like a run of the mill bridesmaid dress.

  5. Sunny says:

    awful. especially with the white background… exploding swan

  6. mia girl says:

    It’s official, Georgina Chapman is totally f*cking with us all. There is no way that this is for real in her mind.

    Clearly she is pulling a Mugatu and taking all these famous women to a “day spa” where they are unknowingly brainwashed into choosing Marchesa designs when they hear a certain mental trigger… like the phrase “red carpet” or something of the like.

    At this point, this is the only explanation that makes sense to me.

  7. Jackson says:

    I really like the Taylor Swift dress. I think the cut is classic and would work on nearly any age.

  8. lavinia says:

    What exactly does Rita Ora do? I have yet to hear even one song she’s done. She must have good PR.

    • Julianna says:

      Her first 2 or 3 songs went to #1 in England but they didn’t even play them here. She has a pretty good voice but she dresses terribly. She sounds better when her songs are stripped and looks better with natural or no makeup but she insists on overdoing her music and fashion.

    • Renee says:

      That’s what I was going to ask. I guess she’s a singer that never actually sings.

    • cs says:

      She’s a UK artist under Jay-Z’s record label. She’s not famous in the US. Jay-Z tried to make her happen here but no one is checking for her. I believe she dated the Kadashian son Rob. The dress is Fug.

      Taylor’s dress is cute but not for this event. The last girl I never heard of before but her outfit seems the most appropriate. It’s OK.

  9. MollyB says:

    I think Tay Tay’s dress would make a cute Christmas dress. I mean, if I had a fancy family and not a pajamas-all-day family.

  10. AlmondJoy says:

    Love Rita’s makeup and hair but the dress is FUG.

    Black Girls Rock came on last night. I would love to see pics from that event!

  11. Kate says:

    Haha – a cream puff had sex with a pile of ruffles! I actually like Marchesa a lot (I like flouncy, over-the-top, uber feminine clothing sometimes … I can’t help it), but I really hate this dress. Poor Rita Ora. A woman’s body should not be covered in that nonsense.

  12. Kliving says:

    Rita Ora’s hair is going to be so damaged.

  13. Ctkat1 says:

    I just found out that Rita Ora is Albanian, which surprised me- I guess the bleached hair threw me off. I don’t know any of her songs but over the weekend I watched Ron Howard’s documentary about Jay Z’s “Made in America” music feat and she got a pretty big feature in it- bigger than Jill Scott or even Pearl Jam (though that may have been their choice).