Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead at the VMAs: one of the worst looks of the night?

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As I said earlier, Taylor Swift rolled up to the VMAs with her “Bad Blood” girl-squad, because Mean Girling Katy Perry never goes out of style. There is an element of “I’m so amazing, all of my girls drop everything to be my dates to the VMAs” about Taylor which is just so… infuriating. Anyway, let’s talk about the fashion of the Girl Squad.

Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead. This was my least favorite look from the squad, and I genuinely think Gigi is a beautiful girl. I don’t get why she chose this utterly bizarre Wickstead dress (that looked like a bathing suit and cover-up). I don’t get why she was so fake-tanned either. It was like she thought she was going for a strong “editorial look” but these photos hurt my eyes.

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Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent. It’s a cute dress and Cara looks event-appropriate and cute. My favorite moment of Swifty’s Squad on the red carpet was when Taylor was saying words about girl power and female friendships and Cara, who was on the end, sort of looked off to the side and rolled her eyes. It was classic.

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Martha Hunt in Georges Chakra. Boring model is boring.

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Karlie Kloss in Louis Vuitton. We’ve seen versions of this dress before, mostly on Alicia Vikander (Vikander is the current brand ambassador for LV). Karlie is so pretty, she can pull off what is actually not a great dress. Even the color doesn’t look bad on her at all.

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Lily Aldridge in Alexandre Vauthier. I actually think she looks fine, albeit sort of overdressed for the VMAs. This dress would be at home at a Golden Globes after-party. For the VMAs, it seems slightly try-hard.

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  1. QQ says:

    …and Hair By Mattel?

    Sorry No Rundown I cant be expected To Care about this Bowl of oatmeal People

  2. nora says:

    So I honestly thought Lily Aldridge was that Emily Ro…you know who I’m talking about. I honestly wish the modeling industry would give us some more unique faces…

    Also, Gigi Hadid really is an awful model and I don’t know where she came from

    • Amelia says:

      I think Gigi’s mother is one of the Real Housrwives (I forget which version).
      I honestly don’t understand how she gets book for such high profile modelling jobs. She’s a pretty girl, but definitely forgettable (in my opinion).
      I guess that’s why I’m not a model booker!

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        @Amelia, Gigi’s mom was a model signed by Ford Modeling agency back in the 80s and supposedly modeled all over the world and had a 15 year career but it doesn’t seem like there was anything worth noting.

        I feel the same way about Kendall Jenner–she’s pretty but there is nothing special about her modeling. None of these girls have that supermodel quality that the models in the 80s and 90s had. These new girls are all pretty girls with nothing special that shines through.

      • vauvert says:

        Other than the horrible fake tan clashing with the horrible orange dress, all I see is the weird wig hair line. And in truth, all these girls seem very interchangeable to me. I know some will disagree, and that’s ok. Not only don’t I see a really beautiful face among them, I find all the fashion in this posse boring to the nth degree. When you have access to all the designers, and you have a model type body, THIS is the best y’all can come up with? Sigh.

      • Bridget says:

        Yolanda Foster was a very successful model and that helped a lot – introductions and connections and the like. It doesn’t hurt that Gigi’s dad is major money. YoFo is only on Real Housewives to help promote her daughter and to try to launch her own lifestyle brand (or at least to do so when she’s healthy again)

        She’s actually a pretty good model but for some reason looks pretty bad here.

      • Miffy says:

        Her mom’s well connected in the fashion industry and her dad’s a bazillionaire. She’s a pretty girl, she’s a good model but oh my word does her red carpet game need some help. I’m getting a back ache from how hard she’s posing.

    • sarah says:

      She’s not an awful model at all (at least in my opinion). She has a round face with a small forehead so she needs to be careful with hairstyles that age her or make her face look flat. I think she has a really unique look for someone who shouldn’t (tall, blonde, thin).

      • here's Wilson says:

        I think Gigi’s 2015 Guess campaign exhibits her talent as a model. I think she’s been modeling with Guess since she was a toddler.

    • Snowflake says:

      I did too

    • Miffy says:

      Totally. Martha Hunt (who, by the way? Another model?) and Karlie Kloss look like the same person in different dresses. The Olsen twins look less alike than this crew.

  3. MG says:

    Gigi’s hairline looks weird and fake as well. Overall bad look for such a beautiful girl.

  4. I don't understand says:

    I actually don’t hate her dress. The color looks like nacho cheese sauce but it’s a fun outfit, perfectly appropriate for the occasion.

    • minx says:

      I don’t either, and I can’t believe I’m saying it. The color is kind of a 70s throwback. She can carry the whole thing off.

      • Val says:

        Gigi does an amazing 70s throwback! She just has that kind of look.

        I hate the weird hairline though….

  5. OrigialTessa says:

    Gosh Karlie is gorgeous.

  6. lower-case deb says:

    for a bunch of models, they do slouch a lot.

    what wouldn’t i do to have Charlize strut up the carpet and show them how a queen does it. or the Dames Mirren and Judi.

  7. Josephine says:

    I don’t hate the yellow dress – it’s the VMAs and at least she isn’t wearing one of those tiresome see-through numbers. Her face – quite a beautiful girl.

  8. Silk Spectre says:

    Gigi Hair is tragic, hate that slick back look. Either she had that Laser-Hair-Removal on the hairline or she’s sporting a wig ’cause that ish looks like helmet!

    I still not have found a “Best dressed”.

  9. Shambles says:

    I know some of us don’t really like Cara here, but I kind of want to hug her now.

    • Manjit says:

      I don’t normally get CD, but when you see her in a line-up like this I understand why she’s so successful. The others all look vapid, bland and interchangeable but she looks like she has something about her. She could be the dullest, most boring girl there but in pics she looks like she has a personality.

      • Val says:

        Exactly!

      • Caz says:

        spot on. Cara looks much better than some of the others. I find Gigi’s prettiness a bit interchangeable. Of all the outfits she would have had on offer why this one for heaven’s sake??!! Maybe they’re contractually required to not look better than Taylor?

  10. Loopy says:

    These women ought to more embarrassed than Swift following her around like space cadets and joining blatantly obvious collecting of people just to rub Katy the wrong way.

    • mia girl says:

      After last night I am convinced that at least half of that crew was paid by Swift or MTV to be there.

      So stupid.

      • Bridget says:

        For some of these girls, this is the most coverage they’re going to get all year. Being a part of Swift’s squat guarantees that your photo will be featured and you’ll be mentioned. When was the last time you saw a photo of Lily Aldridge or Martha Hunt on her own?

        **not that it makes the whole thing cool.

      • Miffy says:

        I thought the same thing but then wondered why Cara Delevigne (Develigne… whatever) was there. She’s pretty successful in her own right, why join a rent-a-crowd? Then I remembered all of her recent anti fashion industry chat now that she thinks her acting career is going to take off, I’d say she needs all the high publicity friends she can get right now. Her name must be muck with the fashion elite. Way to bite the hand that fed you!

    • Jen43 says:

      Yes. Surely they arent dumb enough to think this is an honor. *eye roll*

  11. JWQ says:

    I generally think Gigi Hadid is really beautiful, has a great body and wears good clothes: I don’ t mind the dress, but the fake tan kills its colour and would look terrible on anyone. Plus, the Barbie hairline and her eyebrows are terrifying!

    Everyone else looks boring.

  12. Talie says:

    Cara looked real over it when they were interviewed on MTV. Coming back from her first solo press tour, I guess she didn’t want to share the spotlight.

  13. stellalovejoydiver says:

    What is Mariska Hargitay doing in the Girl Squad. Because she named her cat after you, smh, Mariska you are way too fabulous to hang out with these narcissist immature girls.

    Also where is Kendall Jenner?

    Swifty even managened to get a token black girl, good for her since she is all about intersectionality, haha.

    • Alice says:

      That really is a WTH appearance, but Mariska looks best of the whole crowd.

    • lucy2 says:

      What is Mariska doing at the VMAs to begin with? The whole thing seems so random.

    • Miffy says:

      My Kendall Jenner theory: Her brother in law featured in Madonna’s version of the ‘get as many famous faces in one video as possible’ video alongside Katy Perry so now she’s cut ties with Taylor Swift in the hopes of riding Yeezy’s connections to Madonna. It’s a stretch but y’know, them Kartrashians are fierce calculating.

  14. Tifygodess24 says:

    Sigh. Why did granny underwear become a legitimate bottom? It’s pretty much like wearing a very elaborate bathing suit as far as I’m concerned

  15. pretty says:

    her forehead + hairline looks so fake.. lol

  16. Miran says:

    Gigi is the only interesting looking one for me. I dont love the hair but the dress isn’t bad. Taylor swift is just ugh, such a try hard

  17. lucy2 says:

    No one looks good here, especially Gigi’s hairline, yikes.

    Karlie is very pretty, and that dress would be OK if her boobs weren’t so weird in it.

  18. evermore says:

    Gigi is gorgeous and has a beautiful figure. I love the color on her and the outfit suits her lonnnnnnnng legs.
    She could wear a sack and get noticed walking into a room, she’s a tall stunner. imo,

  19. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    I think Gigi has had some amazing red carpet styles in the past but this was a swing and a miss. Her fake tan wasn’t the best look and her hair had me thinking of Priscilla Presley–it was too bouffant and she looked really dated in an unflattering way. I still think she’s a beauty though.

  20. AB says:

    They all look so… hungry.

  21. Applapoom says:

    Gigi reminds of Mandy Moore here..not sure why

    Karlie Kloss is gorgeous

  22. Dvaria says:

    I think being friends with Taylor can be exhausting…she seems like the type of person who sees unicorns in cloud shapes

  23. Naddie says:

    They look like the kind of people you need to avoid at parties.

  24. Tilly says:

    As proud as I am of a fellow Kiwi being front centre on the world stage with her wonderful creation, I don’t think it was a good look on Gigi for two reasons: 1) the colour – it washed her out; and 2) I would’ve preferred it to be a mini skirt rather than pants … it just looked a bit rude.

    Gigi looked dreadful – her hair brushed back like that was too reminiscent of the ’80s (she looked like her mother did way back when), and her bronze/tan was way too dark. She also looked terribly bored. She’s a stunning girl – a smile would’ve looked so much better than her grumpy face.

  25. Murphy says:

    I don’t hate it. I’m having a hard time with the orange dress.

  26. Tilly says:

    Of that line-up in the top photo, the only one who stands out as looking gorgeous is Martha.

    It’s a bit weird that Mariska Hargitay is with them – who would’ve thought she’d have anything in common with that group (age difference; career; Hollywood royalty, etc.).

  27. qtpi says:

    Any idea where one could see the video of Cara rolling her eyes. That would make my day!

  28. mynameism says:

    You crazy. After a quick scan of red carpet pics last night, Gigi was the only one I remembered. Very Bond girl. I love it. – This coming from someone who’s not really a fan of hers either.

  29. Elisa the I. says:

    WTF is the girl to Taylor’s right wearing? So no, Hadid’s outfit is definitely not the worst!

  30. Fee says:

    I don’t see how coming with the crew from her video that won her thee damn ass moon man is an act against Katy Perry. Women sorry,girls vs girls, its enough that we get that from them but by you too.

  31. mkyarwood says:

    Having a girl squad only highlights who isn’t in the girl squad.

  32. Dasani says:

    Gigi Hadid has the smile line/jowel thing going on that tell me she will age like shit. I know everyone says Margot Robbie looks a decade older and I agree to an extent but I just feel like she looks older in a way she will grow into. As opposed to Gigi who just, has an old young face thing going on that won’t translate well in to her 30s.

  33. LO says:

    Everyone was praising how these girls looked last night and all I see is a bunch of “basic girls” with a glam squad… My friends are prettier and more unique than this bunch.

    • Naddie says:

      How does it feel to walk with goddesses? No sarcasm intended, but if these girls are basic, I would never want u to see me, lol. Unless you’re talking about personality. Hope I don’t sound rude, I’m just surprised.

      • LO says:

        I’m nothing special, im just saying if you give any girl a glam squad, a trillion dollars and a nose job… we can be this too! Haha

  34. Smd says:

    Ok, when the beast plate bone and rib cage detract from your dress it is really awful. Is this anatomy class? While Gigis dress isn’t my favorite, her body is fabulous and healthy looking. A few of the squad look like they haven’t eaten solid food in months and that’s just tragic.

  35. Tara says:

    She looks like a plastic doll. That’s all I have, and it’s admittedly not much.

  36. My Two Cents says:

    I actually like Gigi’s outfit. She is really a pretty girl. I wonder if any of these people are truly happy? They always take pictures and rarely if ever are they smiling. I would much rather see pics of Gigi in a paper sack than any Kardashian on their best day. If you are ever bored, Google Muhammad Hadid. He lives as if he is filthy rich but gets sued fairly regularly. He has a big suit for a monstrosity he is building that violates all kinds of codes right now.

  37. meh says:

    Bringing all these clones with her highlights the fact that Taylor Swift is completely replaceable.

    • Tara says:

      Yeah… I’ve never had a real opinion about Taylor, but traveling in packs and pulling people out like puppets ["Do you see who my friends are?!!!"] gives the impression she’s REALLY insecure and can’t stand on her own … and, as many have said, is still mentally in middle school.

  38. Mltpsych says:

    I think Gigi is already getting botoxed. Her forehead and eyebrows have that look to them and it ages her. She was prettier before.

  39. Gigi’s outfit is bad but Serayah is dressed in fabric shreds, plastic looking gladiator boots and a boy short thing. Yes Gigi’s hairline is totally Mattel but her outfit at least looks like clothing. I think that Serayah is the worst dressed.

  40. Jana says:

    Why does Gigi Hadid always look like she’s high as hell?

  41. SK says:

    I love Gigi and Bella Hadid as models. They have interesting, beautiful faces, and whilst they are thin they are not stick thin and they have some curves. If their mother’s show and platform helped launch their careers, so be it! It least something is ushering back in bodies I like to look at. Honestly, my old flatmate works in fashion PR and she said already tiny, thin models would come back from a season in Europe absolutely skeletal because of the pressure to be so thin there. If Instagram stars like Kendall, Gigi and Bella can rise up in the modelling world and swing model fashions back to a look with a bit more flesh that is a good thing! No, they might not have the freakish gorgeousness of the 80s/90s models; but they might open the door for that sort of model again. And I do like models like Cara because they have some interesting, weird features too. Kylie is a chameleon who can move her body in amazing ways in photos. Seriously, she is wearing flats here and look how amazing her legs look! In summary, I like the Hadid girls!

    However, Gigi, WTF?? THis dress is bad but the overkill bronzer is awful and the hair is pretty bad too. Also, girlfriend needs to work on her posture. She has killer tatas and she stands kind of hunched which makes them look low-slung.

  42. Tarsha says:

    Will people please stop making Gigi Hadid happen? She is unattractive and only famous because her mother pushed her into modelling just because she herself was a model. Please, no more coverage or attention on her. It is always the ones who don’t deserve to make it big that get the attention, so sick of it.

  43. Rockin says:

    Whatever happened to that friendship with Lorde? lol. Guess she’s not modelesque enough to hang.