FKA Twigs in Atelier Versace at the 2015 VMAs: lovely or too lingerie-y?


FKA Twigs came out to the VMAs because she was nominated, although I wouldn’t be surprised if you had no idea she was there. Were there ANY cutaways to Twigs? At all? I feel like we only saw her on the red carpet. She was even in the room when the award went to Fetty Wap, who wasn’t even there. Poor Twigs.

Anyway, she wore this rather stunning Atelier Versace dress and she changed up her go-to hairstyle a bit. With the bigger hair, she suddenly reminded me of someone I had forgotten: Mya!! Remember Mya? Yeah, so that’s who Twigs reminds me of now, just in looks. I kind of wonder if Twigs would have gotten more air time if Robert Pattinson had come out and been her date for the evening.


More photos: here’s The Weeknd, looking sober-ish. Usually he does seem like he’s stoned a lot of the time, but he seemed pretty together last night. His performance was one of my favorites!! He was also not amused by Miley.


Nick Jonas performed his new single, “Levels” on the pre-show. I kind of think Nick Jonas is the reason why Justin Bieber is weeping during his comeback. Nick’s post-JoBro career has been amazing. Adorable little pocket boyfriend.


And finally, Frankie Grande. Because of course he was there.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. LetItB! says:

    Im sorry but who the hell is tha guy with the eyebrows he looks horrible!

  2. aemish says:

    I reallllly wish she would take that cow ring out of her nose

    • aims says:

      Thank you! And close her mouth when she has her picture taken would be nice.

    • Nic919 says:

      There was a clip of her posing online and when she was done with the open mouth pose she smiled and it made such a difference. She looked so much better. She and others should smile on the red carpet. It’s MTV so it shouldn’t be taken so seriously anyway.

    • Mellie says:

      Yes, yes, yes…I hate that thing. A simple nose ring is fine, but this thing draws the eye…that’s all I can see when I look at her, and she is a very pretty girl!

    • SK says:

      I like it. I think it looks great on her. Not everyone suits one but it looks beautiful on her – and I am a totally non-pierced, non-tattoed person.

      I think that a hatred towards septum piercings is just a perspective based in current societal and cultural norms. They are actually steeped in rich history in many cultures.

      Apparently amongst primitive cultures they were the second most common piercing after ears (more common than nose studs). They were very popular in many Native American tribes, and cultures all over the world including in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tibet, India, Nepal, amongst Australian Aborigines, Aztecs, Mayans, Incans, and so on and so forth. In more recent times they have been taken on by punk and anarchist culture (as a symbol of rebellion), and by some feminist subsets. They have been used for all sorts of reasons from beauty and fashion to religion, to show fierceness in warrior cultures, and as a rite of passage.

      Ideas of beauty are ever-shifting as we all know. Just because you or I find something unappealing, it doesn’t mean that it is unappealing to all or that she should bow to your/my limited ideas of beauty. I personally wouldn’t wear one, but I can see that it looks great on her, suits her look, and might have other meaning to her too. Now, people wth giant plates all through their faces or those huge earlobe things I struggle with personally (I’m limited by cultural norms too!) but I think this is pretty dainty and interesting.

  3. Franca says:

    Her hair and makeup are amazing, but the dress is really ugly.

    I just don’t get The Weeknd. His lyrics are really horrible towards women.

    • Fever says:

      Not only are the Weeknd’s lyrics consistently misogynistic and shallow – its like he learned about women thru porn and video games – he is notoriously anti-black female going so far as to ask bouncers to deny them entry when he is present in a club. Google this behavior – many clubgoers have witnessed it.

      Dude has ISSUES.

      I have no idea what Gigi’s mom is thinking letting her run around with this cat.
      He seems like a total psycho.

      • Franca says:

        Jesus, that sounds even worse than I thought.

        Oh, and he’s not dating Gigi. He’dating her sister. Who is 18. But somehiw that’s different from the Kylie/Tyga situation for reasons I fail to understand.

      • Kittem says:

        Ew. Really? What a d*ck.

      • Santia says:

        It always cracks me up when BLACK men have a problem with black women. Self-hatred much? I didn’t know that, but I hate his music for the lyrics – too much glorification of drug culture.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Ugh. That’s awful. @Franca: I think the two main reasons why the Tyga/Kylie 18-and-25-year-old relationship generates outrage while this relationship doesn’t are because of who Kylie is, and because the Tyga relationship started when she was 16. The first reason isn’t a valid one, but the second one is.

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:

      I agree with both of you. I have a lot of friends who love The Weeknd and say they find his music to be so sexy but I just can’t do it. Spot on assessment in saying that he sounds like he learned about women through porn and video games. I feel sorry for his girlfriend Bella Hadid because she’s only 18 and doesn’t know any better but dude is totally clueless and obviously f-cked up about women.

      @Fever, I had no idea about his problem with black women. Wow!!

      ETA: I googled The Weeknd’s issues with black women and also read that he has confederate flags in more than one of his videos and only features white women in his videos. Now I’m anxiously anticipating the day his career is over.

      • Scotchy says:

        This guy is mixed, and Canadian. He isn’t black. I only make this distinction because as a mixie Canadian, I have noticed that a lot of us feel the pressure to only identify as the darker half of our make-up.
        So we either embrace it and begin to identify only as a “black” Canadian, or you ignore it, rebel against it and only use that aspect of your ethnicity when it suits you , such as selling rap (Drake) or misogynistic horrible r’n’b.
        Rarely in Canada or the U.S do mixes just get to be.
        This does not excuse his behavior, or his horrible lyrical content at all, but it makes me feel a little bit sorry for him, because well he obviously has ISSUES….

      • Original T.C. says:

        “Rarely in Canada or the U.S do mixes just get to be. This does not excuse his behavior, or his horrible lyrical content at all, but it makes me feel a little bit sorry for him, because well he obviously has ISSUES….”

        Mixed race people CAN choose to just be but that means they can no longer get movie, TV and music contracts asking for Blacks. Most “Black” artists are mixed. I doubt the Weekend understands that his mixed race gives him privileges in the media over mainly Black and Brown people.

        Everyone has struggles. does not give him the right to treat to piss on Black women. If he were 100% white, he would be rightly boycotted for his prejudice.

      • blogdiz says:

        The Weeknd is very much black with two black parents , He just happens to be from the Horn of Africa (Ethopia/Somalia/ Entrea )
        Africa is not a Monolith plus not every black person in the USA/Canada is descended from West Africans
        Further more if he was a “mixie” according to you his predominant phenotype i.e skin color , hair texture etc screams black so hating that part of yourself is really messed up

    • FingerBinger says:

      His music is terrible too. All he does is whine.

  4. evermore says:

    Adriana Grande’s brother …is guy with eyebrows and shorts on. He’s a dance choreographer, who choreographs her videos and other artists videos

    I love Twigs, I like the Versace on her for the MTV Awards.

  5. Ellie says:

    I’m sorry, but what in the sheer, cheap dominatrix hell is Twigs wearing? “Stunning?” If literally anyone else was wearing this, i think you would be (justifiably) criticizing it. Her music is okay, I like how she’s normally unique, but let’s kee our heads straight here — this looks like a hundred other “sheer with panties underneath” dresses on the red carpet in the past 2 years. Her body is slammin but the dress is not cute.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      And why won’t she close her mouth in photos? She looks like a rabbit in EVERY. SINGLE. PIC.

      • GingerCrunch says:

        Haven’t you noticed those unfortunate people who physically aren’t able to keep their mouths closed? It’s not their natural state due to their facial structure. She’s one of ’em. That’s why it seems like every pic, cuz it prolly is.

      • strah says:

        I love it when people with non-perfect teeth just let them show, but you’re right. I think it’s the combination of the half-closed eyes with the two front teeth ALWAYS showing that makes me think of a congested rabbit.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        The thing is, she CAN physically close her mouth. There are a few photos of her with her mouth actually closed and she looks better. She also has a gorgeous smile that lights up her entire face. For reasons that remain completely unclear, she makes this same face over and over again – especially on red carpets – and it does NOT do her justice.

        It’s not just FKA Twigs either. I also hate it when Kim K and Keira Knightley do their open-mouth “sparrow” faces for photos. Smile, don’t smile. Show your teeth, don’t show your teeth. I don’t care. But for heaven’s sake, don’t make a face that makes you look worse than you actually are!!!

    • Lilacflowers says:

      It’s her Kiss of the Spider Woman costume.

    • Emily C. says:

      No self-respecting dominatrix would be caught dead in that thing.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I loved what FKA Twigs wore.

    • Sunsetsnow says:

      I like it!

    • Elisa the I. says:

      @Ellie: so much this! I srsly wonder what celebrities think when they wear sth like this and stand in front of the mirror. Or what their managers, partners etc. think.
      The only place I have seen such outfits was in sex shops. High-fashion my ass.

  6. Tifygodess24 says:

    I cant stand that snot bag Frankie G he is as bad, if not worse than his sister (Ariana G) if that’s even possible.

    Twigs does look like Mya! I like her hair here but I’m so tired of bottomless dresses even if it does have some shear material. Just looks very ice skaterish

    • Kittem says:

      Her hair and makeup is perfection. This is typical of the kind of stuff she wears for awards shows. It’s ok, but I would love it for once she’d surprise us with something different.

  7. Shambles says:

    Twigs looks good, but I think that dress is trying to do too many things at once.

    Is it bad that I don’t think “sober” when I think “not stoned”? I guess I just feel like there’s a different kind of intoxication that comes from alcohol and/or hard drugs vs. weed.

    And finally: Nick Jonas is forever bae

  8. Astrid says:

    I feel so old! I have no idea who these people are, I didn’t know there are still music videos, and what the heck are they wearing?

    • Dvaria says:

      Those feels, girl….I have them too.
      I know FKA Twigs from Pandora a few weeks ago and I watched one of her music videos…its weird…really weird.

    • Beth No. 2 says:

      I’ll raise a toast to our geriatric sensibilities. I don’t listen to contemporary music anymore and as I sifted through the VMA posts today on CB I thought everyone looks fug and try-hard, and I don’t think I’d be able to make it through watching the ceremony without plunging a rivet into my frontal lobe.

    • angie says:

      +1 to all the above. I really miss Joan Rivers.

      • stinky says:

        it was a chilling glimpse of our future.
        i recorded it to show a friend, who is a pretty talented artist & musician.
        he’s going to hit the bottle even harder now.
        SO lame.

    • Tessy says:

      I hear you. Their autotuned voices and beat all sound the same to me. Videos are unwatcheable. If I had a teen I sure wouldn’t be letting them watch all that violence and stupidity. Not without lots of constructive criticism.

  9. Shelley says:

    FKA looks beautiful. I love the dress on her. She somehow manages to not look Beyonce-trash-like in that dress.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Love the dress and the hair too, I’m usually not a fan of her red carpet looks. It was Sparkle’s loss that he didn’t make it. Or he didn’t want it to be about him with the media flooding him over her.

      To be fair to Beyoncé she has more curves than Twigs which ends up looking more sexual in our society even when they both show equal level of skin.

  10. marie says:

    wow Twigs.. I remember after Rob’s alleged fling with Katy Perry, it’s rumored he’s dating Katy’s bff, a stylist. curly big hair Twigs and that girl could be sisters.

  11. Gabby says:

    She’s beautiful but oh my god, her mouth hanging open like that all the time is really annoying. Does it not close??

  12. Kristen says:

    Ya know who FK reminds me of with her arrogant I’m so over this look? Kristen Stewart…

    P.S. All I can think of when I see her pics is mouth breather. Close your damn mouth.

    • astrobiologiste says:

      Mouthbreather, yes. If she closed her mouth i maybe could find her a little more tolerable.

  13. LMB says:

    I must be getting old because I have no idea who these people are.

  14. Anname says:

    I don’t think twigs stayed for the show. There is not a single shot of her in the theater, not even in passing or camera pan. She was supposed to be sitting by ASAP Rocky, and we saw him on camera, but not her. She looks great in that dress, but I saw it and thought – yet another naked dress. I was hoping for something more unique from her. Nice change up on the hair and make up though.

    Nick Jonas – that is a whole lotta brown leather, wow.

  15. EN says:

    That is a dress? It doesn’t look like one.
    But she certainly has a great body and the thing looks good on her, whatever it is.

  16. Emily C. says:

    The dress is hideous, and not because it looks like lingerie. I would never wear that thing in or out of the bedroom, and it has nothing to do with how revealing it is — it’s just UGLY. Like… spiderlady? Plus random sheer skirt? It looks like a drunken college freshman’s DIY Halloween outfit.

    Nick Jonas’ face just keeps getting more punchable all the time. I think it’s because he’s starting to look like Adam Sandler.

  17. LetItB! says:

    Ariana Grande has a brother i oh good gosh help us all. He looks scary. I cant deal with this information that there is 2 of them. Sorry my english is not that good. Nee fok is een danie genoeg nie.

  18. Kittem says:

    I thought Nick Jonas was that dude from Jersey Shore.

  19. Tig says:

    I agree- pretty half-hearted effort from Twigs. Nothing memorable about that outfit at all. Do like her hair.

  20. CCinkissimmee says:

    Twigs looks gorgeous in her own right..mouth open or not. Btw..she also looks nothing like Mya, at all.

  21. apsutter says:

    I call Bruno Mars my pocket boyfriend!!! lol But seriously, who would have foreseen Nick Jonas’s career? I’m really liking Levels

  22. Corrie says:

    thought she looked fantastic. And they cut to her but you clearly missed it.

  23. catladyjenn says:

    I feel old!! I have no idea who these people are.

  24. Fassynated says:

    I must say a big thank you to Tom Cruise for shining a spot light on The Weeknd . He single handedly capulted TW into the stratosphere of fame. Haven’t stopped listening to Cant Feel My Face since TC lip sync it.
    TW issue with black woman is fascinating and he’s entitlement to his opinion. His haters take a big step backward snd literaly….f their own face

  25. AlmondJoy says:

    Goodness. I think I’ll have to start avoiding all post about Twigs. Many of the comments really piss me off. Anybody with common sense can see that this is the way her mouth is shaped. Obviously she can’t help it.

    Anna Kendrick has the same issue and I don’t see any of you commenting on it when we have stories about her.

    • Chica says:

      Same girl, same.

      It’s like they have never heard of people having orthodontic problems. JFC. Personally, I like that she said FUCK YOU to braces and the additional dental treatment she’d need to perfect her teeth. She’s fine just the way she is.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Chica, it’s so crazy. People are actually saying they can’t stand her because of her mouth/teeth. How ridiculous. I too agree that she’s fine the way she is. Very unique and beautiful.

        Hopefully none of these people ever see me, they would condemn me seeing as how I have a crooked tooth on my bottom row. The horror!

    • Trinity says:

      twigs was definitely goddess worthy last night. Her look totally killed. Wish she would’ve had more stage time but her RC was on point.

    • EN says:

      You are right. I keep rolling my eyes at these comments. She is so pretty.
      And anyway , why are they judging her worth as a person by her looks?
      In the end we all end up old and ugly and dead.
      But hopefully we have something beautiful inside us that makes the life worth living.

    • Bridget says:

      Definitely stay away from J Lo posts too then, because that’s pretty much all people complain about on there. And surprisingly on the Swedish Sofia posts (on that rare occasion, at least).

      Note to self: don’t pose with an open mouth sexy face, and don’t have imperfect teeth.

  26. Trinity says:

    MTV VMA had fka twigs in the audience and didn’t bring her up. With so many great groups in the audience, I was kinda appalled at the display on stage. Twigs looked incredible nonetheless. And Kaiser don’t bring a woman down by requiring her man be in attendance for her music or presence go need attention. There’s enough woman degradation going on in that building that we don’t need it from the couch. Twigs isn’t Pop royalty yet but I think she likes living on the fringes bc the display last night was proof it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

  27. Annie says:

    @ Marie
    I just said the same: fka twigs looks just like cleo, Katy’s BFF who was rumored to have been dating rob briefly a few years ago. Pretty light skinned mixed raced girl must be his type.
    That girl was last rumored to be dating mark ronsons sister ( the one that dated lohan a million years ago). You should check out her insta page shes kind of this amazing inspirational poet. Her insta gives me life.

  28. InvaderTak says:

    Bad Stevie Nicks BDSM.

  29. Sammy says:

    Would the average person watching this awards show even know Twigs? I only ask because I have family members deeply into music. And they love Prince. Prince seems to admire Twigs or at least once called her own stage to perform with him. My family usually end up following people Prince has shown an interest, in musically. One doesn’t know her and the others didn’t like her music. I just wonder about the level of interest in Twigs.