Paris Jackson wore a Dior ensemble at the VMAs: stunning or tedious?

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I like Paris Jackson, honestly. I want good things for her. I want her life to go well and I hope she finds a lot of happiness and contentment. But I’m still not buying her as any kind of voice of a generation or anything. She’s taken over from Eva Longoria and Kate Beckinsale as one of those “celebrities” who goes to the opening of an envelope. Why was Paris Jackson at the VMAs, wearing this Dior ensemble? I have no idea. While she was there, she denounced white supremacy and neo-Nazism, which is always nice (and more than Taylor Swift has ever done). But real question: did we need to hear that from Paris? Did anyone think Paris Jackson was pro-white supremacy? Also: she was barefoot.

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This is literally the first time I’ve looked at a photo of Hailey Baldwin and thought “This girl’s a model!” She’s been a nepotism model for a few years, but I had always remained unconvinced. But she’s really bringing it in this Zuhair Murad Couture jumpsuit. Damn.

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Olivia Munn in Nicolas Jebran. The dress is cute, although it’s very tight and very short and now I can’t help but wonder if she was able to sit down at all. Also: I guess we’re really not supposed to talk about how she bought a new face, right?

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Pink received the Video Vanguard Award, and she brought her husband and their daughter to the show. The family wore matching suits and it was very, very cute.

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  1. Patricia says:

    I’m sorry but what is “model” about Hailey? Tall, blonde, tan, thin, yawn. Personally I’m not impressed. But it’s very hard to get past the neopitsm once you know it’s there.

    Paris looks way too busy. Those tattoos are a sartorial choice, nothing wrong with it. But she should take the tattoos into account when getting dressed. It all has become too busy with this ensemble.

    Pink looks awesome and I feel like she’s a very aware and conscious mother, making deliberate choices about what she portrays for her daughter. Awesome!

    • WeAreAllMadeOfStars says:

      Agree agree and agree.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Not feeling Hailey either. Paris is baffling as a person. I don’t know why she is everywhere these days.
      Pink is fine. I don’t think she is worthy of that award but she doesn’t seem to be a jerk.

    • Audi says:

      Agree – I’m no fan of Hailey Baldwin. That being said, this is my favorite look of the night. The jumpsuit & styling is kickass.

      • cherrypie says:

        I could well do without seeing Hailey’s ribs….and I still dont get why Paris is supposed to be a thing.

  2. Joss RED says:

    I’m sorry if I sound rude, but Paris needs to stop trying to happen, she’s not going to.

    As Kaiser said, she’s not the voice of a generation, she’s not an artist (that know of), and she just needs to stop exposing herself so much, and just focus on being as normal as she can be.

    Oh, and Olivia’s newest face… I wonder what Chris thinks of it, if he likes the novelty every time they get together.

    • Beth says:

      You don’t sound rude, you’re telling the truth. She doesn’t seem to have any kind of talent and she’s not stunningly beautiful either. When she talks about things she wants to do, it just sounds like she’s a regular confused teenager. If Michael Jackson wasn’t her father, she’d be completely unknown and never be at all these dress-up events. I wish her the best though

    • Grandjen says:

      Yeah she needs to actually DO SOMETHING with herself. You gotta wonder if she’s even AWARE of that, or even cares. She seems to be content to exploit her father’s fame. She clearly loves the attention. But that’s going to get old fast unless she starts backing it up with actual work

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        She’s young and I believe sincere. She desperately wants to carry on her father’s legacy (for better or for worse) of peace and love. I believe one day her eyes will be opened and it will be very painful.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. As far as I know, she’s not a singer, not an actor, etc. Eva Longoria and Kate Beckinsale may go to a lot of events, but both are working actresses. Paris just wants to be a celebrity. She seems like a good hearted young woman and I certainly wish her well, but…let’s just say I hope she finds a fulfilling path for her life.

    • babu says:

      She is only 19, has never known anything else than this world/people and everybody in the biz wants to hang out with her (for a reason or another).

      Do you know somebody in her life grounded enough to tell her to go to college or go travel and discover the world? Does she even know someone like that?

      Poor girl, I hope she ll stay fine.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      Not rude. She has clearly paid the DM to try to make her a thing but on the basis of what?

    • Aren says:

      Everybody thought the same of the Jenner girls, and see where they are now.
      And I find Paris more deserving, because she’s naturally beautiful, and is not dead in the eyes, unlike the other two.

      • Chris V. says:

        Yep. A product of our collective mediocrity. And your finding her “deserving” is a bloody joke. You don’t even know the girl.

  3. littlemissnaughty says:

    No really, WHY was she there?

    I like Olivia Munn on screen, I really do. She is a gorgeous woman and I like her acting style. Also, hair goals. But damn, the face. That’s at the very least eyes, cheeks, chin (jaw?) and lips. Her old face was beautiful! Why???

  4. OhDear says:

    Paris is so beautiful. Just so beautiful that makes me rolls my eyes at her saying she is the face of outcasts in the beauty industry.
    And I feel sorry for her believing that she’s black. She’s just not Michaels birth daughter.
    I did like her speech. Love her outfit. And she’s making headlines out there for not shaving her armpits which is sad.

    • mellie says:

      No kidding, my 5th grade didn’t shave her armpits (and I’m in my forties…) so it’s really no longer a big deal Paris! But yes, she is a very pretty girl.

    • Sylvia says:

      WTF? Why do you “feel sorry” for her for believing she’s black? I get she doesn’t look black, although black folks can and do look like her – my family is black, technically not even mixed, and my brother and cousin both look like her, while I am closer to MJ’s original color. Full siblings. My mom looked even whiter than Paris does with porcelain white skin, but she was fully black and proud of it. Ignoring the quirks of genetics and colorism and mixed races and the one drop rule and all of that, I just don’t understand why you would “feel sorry” for anyone for believing they are black – regardless of whether they are or not – like there’s something wrong with it or it’s less preferable. It’s one thing to say you feel sorry for her for believing she’s MJ’s birth daughter (which is kind of shitty because he raised her from birth, right? He was her father), but to feel sorry for her because she identifies as black… I swear, the women here tell on themselves so much.

  5. Kimma1216 says:

    I think Paris is beautiful. But I have no idea how she is Michael Jackson’s daughter? I mean…is she really?! I still don’t understand!

  6. Mar says:

    I love the way Paris looks. Haylie is drop dead gorgeous. She just looks so boring.

  7. Nicole says:

    Yea Hailey looks good so yay girl. I thought Paris gave a really nice speech so good for her speaking her mind. She looks good here. Don’t like her dress but I feel like it’s very her.
    Pink and her family in matching suits is so cute. Also there’s a video of Willow singing along while Pink was performing and it’s adorable.

  8. Chaine says:

    Paris is out of her element. Little girl playing dress-up. And did she get veneers or something?

    Pink and her fam–this pic looks like something from Ackward Family Photos.

    • cleveland girl says:

      Totally agree about Pink. And why is the daughter dressed like a Hasidic Jewish man?

      • magnoliarose says:

        I thought the same; Oh look little Jacob Greenblatt went to the awards with a lovely gentile couple. They are doing their part to foster unity. God Bless and Mazel tov.

      • Becki says:

        OMG @Magnoliarose I laughed out LOUD to your comment!! HAHA SO funny.

      • Nessa says:

        Sheesh. She probably wanted to look like her Mommy .. so Daddy played along too. I loved it. She is so cute and has the coolest parents who obviously love her to the moon.

  9. Carol says:

    I love Paris Jackson’s dress. But I think I would have preferred her to have worn her hair in a messy bun.

    • minx says:

      I actually really like it, too. She makes me roll my eyes sometimes but I think she’s a good kid.

  10. dodgy says:

    In what way is Pink a Vanguard? Apart from “I’m coming out” – what work of note has she done? What cultural watershed has she changed (and I’m not hearing about ‘stupid girls’ because that was a lot of noise and fury changing nowt).

    • Beatrice says:

      In terms of videos, she has frequently pushed the envelope and done things that are interesting and not necessarily buzzy. As an artist, well she’s one of the few remaining late 90s/early 2000s stars to keep going in a meaningful way. I also wouldn’t underestimate her Missundaztood album (yes, I had to google the spelling) – it was a painfully poignant look at depression, the music industry, and family dynamics. Family Portrait will always be one of the most harrowing songs.

      • Nessa says:

        Missundaztood was incredible. I remember bringing my brother out to my car and making him listen to a few of the songs and pouring over the lyrics . It was so full of heart and emotion.
        P!nk has pushed boundaries, and always stayed true to herself. But she hasn’t pushed them FOR herself, or to get ahead – like so many other artists .. she did it to show that we are all equal and beautiful. I really do appreciate her artistry and how REAL she is. She is a fantastic role model.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I can’t agree more. No game changing moments. No pop culture moments. No songs that are dissected by critics. No anthems. Lady Gaga has made more impact than she has.

      • dodgy says:

        @magnoliarose Lady Gaga has made more impact than she has.


      • Julie says:

        Pink has made more of an impact than Lady Gaga and for a longer time too.

      • Nessa says:

        I agree, Julie. P!nk has had to work 10 times as hard as the others for half the kudos, because she wasn’t ‘stereotypically pretty’ too.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Julie and Nessa
        I am not saying Pink doesn’t have talent or fans. It has nothing to do with her as a woman or how likable she is. I don’t dislike Pink. I snarked but her family seems tight and loving.
        You can’t say she has had more impact than Lady Gaga. Like her or hate her I can hum 4 or 5 of her songs easily as a known fan. I can’t say the same for Pink. She does all kinds of genres of music and Born This Way is an anthem. She had women weeping at the Oscars for a nominated song she wrote Til It Happens to You.
        There is no comparison as far as reach and persona.

      • Ange says:

        Pfffft, Gaga looks after Gaga. She has done nothing but be self serving. She hasn’t done anything beyond basic theatre kid theatrics, she hasn’t broken a single mould. Pink has definitely done that and for longer. While I don’t think Pink is some huge icon that should be up there with the greats she’s a million times better than Gaga will ever be, both in and out of the studio.

    • Amelie says:

      Pink had to fight to break the mold in an era of bubble gum pop–Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson. Pop wasn’t her thing and she took the Missundaztood album in a different rock-type direction, being true to herself and what she liked to astounding success and she was only 22 at the time. She also has a very different voice–it’s very husky and lower than the typical singer so there’s that (I personally love it). She was never going to be the girly feminine pop girl the studio wanted her to be, staying true to her rock-chick edgy persona. That might not seem like much now but I remember very well when she burst out on the scene–she was different from anybody else out there at the time.

      Also So What? is one of the best IDGAF songs after breaking up with an ex. Only Pink could have pulled the song off the way she did, including her own husband she was separated from at the time (she and Carey Hart were on a break) in the video. She’s had a long successful career spanning multiple decades (we’re talking over 20 years so that’s not nothing). It’s not like she came out with a single yesterday.

    • jwoolman says:

      I love her just for belting out the song about scurvy during a Spongebob Squarepants live-action/animated special. She was supposed to be a pirate captain. Really, she was marvelous.

  11. Megan says:

    What the hell is going on at Dior? This underwear as outwear is so unattractive.

    • dodgy says:


      This! Chiuri is trying to bring the athleisure vibe to dior (the bras and boy boxers) whilst marrying it with the worked artisanal, formal look of the brand, but it doesn’t seem to hang together. That being said, the accessories for this season are lush. But I don’t know what Chiuri is up to with this ~lewk~ at all.

    • Beth says:

      Dior is definitely getting bad. It’s called underwear because it’s meant to wear under. Not a good look to wear it exposed all the time

      • dodgy says:

        I understand Chiuri wanting to break Dior from the hyperfeminity that the brand is known for (from the new silhouette to Galiano and Slimane’s spin on that). I get that she wants to blow up that aspect of the brand and make it ‘hip hop’ but it’s really an odd mix, like orange juice and milk. It just doesn’t sit well.

        However, I’d spend good money on Dior’s accessories. Chiuri really has the touch when it comes to that.

    • Janetdr says:

      Seriously, it is so ugly it seems like a joke. I am so done with see through!

  12. Aerohead21 says:

    I’m not terribly opposed to gossip shade, particularly to those who have well enough earned it, but dang this post is more like the solar eclipse!! Kate Beckinsale? Eva Longoria? Olivia Munn? Taylor Swift? How many people are we throwing in one post to trash?

  13. D says:

    Olivia Munn kind of looks like Megan Fox now

  14. Cleo says:

    Oops the comment I responded to deleted

    Paris is beautiful!!

  15. Lucy says:

    I know it sounds like a cliché, but P!nk is the embodiment of the bad girl with a heart of gold.

  16. Jayna says:

    I think Olivia Munn should hook up with Ben Affleck once Lindsay is out of the picture.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Jayna. Girl…No. But then again that would be some juicy gossip. All those pap strolls and Olivia would play hard. Let’s make it happen. lol

  17. Ebon says:

    Wow didnt realise she was barefoot. After her love not hate towards nazis and her twitter rant wanting to appropriate people’s culture I want to say she’s cancelled but she never started.

  18. neelyo says:

    Baldwin looks like she’s on tranquilizers. Is that considered good modeling?

  19. frigga says:

    What is all this? It is like everyone’s stylist hates their guts. However, I do LOVE the Baldwin girl’s suit. But she ALWAYS has the same frickin’ facial expression; bored and sleepy.

  20. magnoliarose says:

    Olivia looks terrible. Her face looks bad and the lipstick is wrong. The dress calls for minimal hair and different shoes. I don’t hate the dress but the styling doesn’t help.

  21. JC says:

    Tedious. Her make up sucks the life right out of her face and looks dirty. The decision to forego shoes was silly. So was the decision to cover her arms with trendy, unoriginal-looking tattoos. Education would go a long way for Paris. But, I don’t get the feeling that she’ll be traveling down that road anytime soon.

    • poorlittlerichgirl says:

      I read awhile back (not on this site) that she got those small, oddly placed tattoos to cover up cutting and suicide attempts. I don’t know if there is any truth to that but I have a feeling there could be.

  22. What's Inside says:

    Paris Jackson is trying to make something happen career wise in Hollywood.
    Olivia Munn is wearing a long shirt – that is no dress.
    Hailey Baldwin is interestingly attractive, but looks weird in that jumpsuit.

    • Alix says:

      Career-wise, wouldn’t it be more effective to, you know, take voice lessons and record songs? Unless her career choice is simply to walk red carpets, in which case, carry on.

  23. Who ARE These People? says:

    Pink’s daughter is cute … yet in this getup she looks like a little Orthodox man with payot (sidelocks). I’m Jewish, I can say this.

  24. StormsMama says:

    I love Paris’ look. She’s young, she can get away with that total look.

    I love Pink.

  25. Lisa says:

    Paris would look so much better with her natural brown hair back. I don’t know why people see “blond” and think it means “hot”. You should go blond if that was your natural hair color, otherwise it doesn’t look good with your skin tone. See also JLo, the Kardashian bunch (exc. the one that isn’t really a Kardahsian-Chole?)

    • magnoliarose says:

      I could not agree more. I don’t know why people do that. I am a blonde and I look ridiculous with dark hair. I tried it. Nicole Kidman looks better with her red hair. Hot is hair color that suits a person, not the obligatory blonde that doesn’t suit many of the people who do it.

  26. Pete says:

    Paris had on shoes in the top picture. Maybe one of them broke at some point, or maybe her feet hurt. Regardless, she’s a beautiful young lady, and I have nothing ill to say about her.

  27. Mike says:

    They are so trying to make Paris happen, but what kind of talent has she shown in anything? Are they going to keep trotting her out at these things as Michael’s daughter? Do something girl

  28. Ayra. says:

    I mean.. considering she dated a ehite supremacist, defended his use of the n word, defended a confederate flag tattoo he had, said people who complain about cultural appropriation have a stick up their butt…

    Yeah, pardon me if I side eye her a bit. Because that’s the tip oc the iceberg for her.
    Especially since she only dumped him because she wanted to further her career in Hollywood.

  29. tekla says:

    What is it with Dior and granny panties lately? It’s hideous.

  30. Meg says:

    Paris is famous for nothing yet thinks people look up to her. Why would u want to be famous for no reason?

  31. lyla says:

    so does chris pine even recognize olivia? or does he think that he’s dating a new person?

  32. hey-ya says:

    …girl…those unshaved pits!!….& some nice stuff…lovely eyes…& always great when a young member of the 1% turns up to speak for whats right…

  33. Snowflake says:

    I think some of you are being a little hard on Paris. She’s always going to be known as Michael’s daughter. There is no hiding from it. So i feel like if she wants to go to award shows , why not? She has tons of money, she doesnt have to do anything.

    • Valois says:

      She claims she wants to be a role model or something. So not doing anything doesn’t really work.

  34. ICU says:

    I just came to see if anyone else feels like Paris looks a lot like Lisa Mary Presley…?
    I don’t find any ressemblence to Debbie.

    Ànd I think she is beautiful and I really hope she will find her way and not at this way of attending red carpets or other media events waiting for something to be offered.
    Or to Kriss jenner to find her and make her the new money cow

  35. tullyg says:

    hailey looks fantastic, easily the best look of the night. she was one of the best dresses at met this year too.

  36. timelyAfterTimely says:

    She is relevant at this particular event as she’s the spokesperson for her father’s estate.

    • jwoolman says:

      I was thinking that’s why she was there, because they were giving an award named for her father.

  37. Twink says:

    Why the Longoria shade? As one of the few Latina producers and actors in Hollywood, I think it’s unfair to lump her with Nepotism Jackson. Longoria grew up poor and became a self-made millionaire through hard work.

  38. Jker says:

    P!NK doesn’t get her own post!?!?!

    At the very least she deserves her own post. Great performance, great speech, amazing human. World needs more people like her, celebitchy just needs more posts on her.

  39. erbs says:

    I wonder if Paris is smart? She should go to college and learn about how to use her money to contribute to society.

    • jwoolman says:

      Her father would have wanted her to get at least a college education. Those kids were very well educated by tutors at least while MJ was alive. Education was very important to him and he wanted his kids to have real opportunities. But maybe she doesn’t feel ready. She lost several years dealing with various things after her dad died.

  40. Sparkly says:

    Love P!nk and loved her speech!

    I’m not sure what Paris’s ensemble is, but it’s definitely not stunning.