Chelsea Handler was the VMA host for 2010. The MTV Video Music Awards, on air since 1984, has only been hosted by a woman three times. But did Chelsea’s wardrobe choices make the grade?
Chelsea Handler hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in several different dresses, but do you remember any of them?
It’s a pretty honorable thing to be selected the host of a major award show. If you’re a man, let’s face it, throw on a suit or a tux, and you’re set. Most people don’t pay much attention to men’s clothes on the red carpet, or in the case of the MTV Video Music Awards, the white carpet. Most people don’t pay much attention to men’s clothes when the men are presenting on stage either. But for female celebrities, it’s different. How often do you see a Best Dressed and Worst Dressed Men article? It’s always the females who are held to a microscope. Is it fair? Not really. But it’s the reality.
When we looked at Chelsea Handler at the VMAs through that microscope, did she fail to deliver? Her costume changes included basic black, basic red, and basic purple. Basic is fine, but there has to be a wow factor. Match her pricey dresses next to off-the-rack selections at Sears, and you probably couldn’t tell the difference. And it’s not even the price that makes for a wow factor. When Sharon Stone wore an expensive, black Valentino skirt with an inexpensive, form fitting Gap t-shirt, to the Oscars, the effect was fabulous and memorable.
Does Chelsea Handler at the VMAs have to be a young Lady Gaga to make fashion statements?
Many would say that some of Gaga’s outfits go overboard. If part of your costume hides your beautiful face or if you take forever to get up to the stage because your dress is way too big and bulky, it takes away from your fashion statement. Also, few will try to copy what looks impossible. Unlike Madonna, who sang Like a Virgin in a wedding gown complete with a bustier and crosses, at the first MTV Video Music Awards. Madonna created a fashion sensation where millions of women attempted to copy her look. However, a middle ground is what Chelsea Handler could have accomplished.
Chelsea Handler is 35, at least 10 years older than Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kesha, some of the most original when it comes to fashion.. But is age an excuse? Take one look at the 64-year-old Cher and you realize it’s not.
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