14 Celebrities Who Stole the Spotlight With Their Daring Red Carpet Looks

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Celebrities are typically meticulous when selecting their attire for significant events. While some outfits fade into obscurity, others elicit strong reactions from both critics and the public, remaining memorable for years. Even if the comments aren’t always favorable, they inevitably bring attention to the celebrity and shape their public image.

Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner made waves at the post-Oscars 2024 celebration with her captivating presence in an elegant black gown, capturing attention and igniting discussions. The dress, showcasing a daring neckline, boasts a sheer bodice embellished with an enchanting black floral design, adding an extra layer of allure.

As the dress descends, the floral pattern transforms into cloud-shaped cutouts, contributing to an elevated and sophisticated aesthetic. True to her bold style, Jenner embraced the barely-there trend, with the figure-hugging gown featuring sheer fabric throughout.

Doja Cat

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The singer wore scarlet from head to toe during Paris Fashion Week. It took five hours to create this look. First, her body was covered in red paint, and then the look was completed with over 30,000 Swarovski crystals. As a result, Doja Cat literally shone on the red carpet. The look was so impressive that it immediately sparked a wave of memes and discussions online.

Singer Tems

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The singer-songwriter’s outfit at the 2023 Oscars was a sensation. For the event, Tems chose a white dress that flowed seamlessly into a puffy headpiece. It looked gorgeous on the red carpet. But as the woman took her seat in the audience, it became clear that the white fabric was blocking the view of the guests sitting behind her. This led to many jokes and critical comments online.


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In 2015, the Met Gala ball was dedicated to Chinese culture. It was there that the singer appeared in an amazing golden outfit with an incredibly long train. This image inspired many memes (it was compared to an omelette or a pizza) and as a result became one of the most popular Internet searches for years to come.

Katy Perry

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In 2017, the singer appeared at the Met Gala in an absolutely mind-blowing scarlet outfit, which consisted of layers of fabric and lace with embedded metallic detail. Perry’s head was covered by a veil, over which she wore an elaborately designed headpiece that even included a side mirror. The outfit sparked much discussion online as people tried to figure out what it reminded them of and whether it was approved by the event organizers.

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid’s dress itself, which she wore to the Met Gala 2022, didn’t generate much discussion. But her comment that she almost fainted on the red carpet got many people worried. The audience decided that the reason for the star’s poor health was the black corset. Hadid quickly clarified this misconception, noting that the outfit was very comfortable. She just got excited, which made her feel dizzy.

Harry Styles

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The singer has repeatedly been criticized for choosing feminine outfits. When Styles appeared in a dress on the cover of Vogue magazine, some critics were unhappy with his look. However, many people came to the musician’s defense, both celebrities and ordinary Internet users alike. Styles himself believes that everyone can wear whatever they like, and he’s not about to go against his own taste.

Ellie Goulding


At the recent British Academy Film Awards, the singer appeared in a lavish dark grey dress. But it was the gown’s long sleeves that made the biggest impression on everyone. It was this detail of the dress that immediately became the focus of many Internet memes.

Emily Ratajkowski


At the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, Emily Ratajkowski dazzled in a Jacquemus dress characterized by its sculptural design. The dress cinched at her waist before evolving into an angled, asymmetrical bodice, creating a captivating illusion of floating off her body. The ensemble evoked imagery of a woman emerging from a rock, infusing the red carpet with both artistic flair and sensuality.

Ratajkowski enhanced the naturalistic vibe by opting for minimal accessories, giving the impression of literally rising from the carpet itself.

Timothée Chalamet

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The unusual detail of the outfit, which the actor wore to the Golden Globe Awards, intrigued many Internet users. Most people thought the shiny black item was some sort of harness that gave Chalamet’s image a certain edge. However, Timothée himself admitted that the item was just a vest, and he didn’t even expect there to be so much interest in his outfit.

Kim Kardashian

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At the Met Gala 2022, Kim Kardashian briefly appeared in a dress that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. It was this fact, rather than the look of the outfit itself, that caused a lot of controversy both in the press and online. People were worried that Kardashian might accidentally damage the rare dress. Additionally, the very idea that celebrities could wear museum pieces seemed wrong and even dangerous to many.

Jared Leto

When the actor and musician appeared at an important UFC event in a stylish outfit, many onlookers were unwittingly distracted from what was happening inside the ring. The black jacket, blue bandana and slicked-back hair made Leto stand out from the crowd. And so the star’s appearance ended up being discussed on social media even more than the results of the fight itself.

Florence Pugh

Pugh’s airy pink dress by Valentino caused a real stir. The actress appeared in the see-through outfit at the haute couture show in 2022, and many had a strong reaction to such a bold choice. But Pugh was not at all bothered by the criticism. She was well aware that the outfit would attract attention. “Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies,” said Florence.

Sydney Sweeney

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Sydney Sweeney graced the 2024 Oscars after-party in a gown steeped in red-carpet history, having previously been worn by Angelina Jolie. Originating from the acclaimed American designer Marc Bouwer, the timeless white dress was first showcased by Jolie at the 2004 Academy Awards. This elegant ensemble boasts delicate waist ruching, a plunging neckline, and a completely cut-away back.

If you enjoy admiring spectacular celebrity outfits as much as we do, don’t miss our compilation of celebrity looks that have made quite a splash.

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