MTV EMAs Fug Carpet: Rita Ora


Hey, remember Shannyn Sossamon? Her name floated through my head because this photo of Rita Ora totally reminds me of her:

Well, facially, anyway. If you stuck Shannyn Sossamon in a blonde wig and told her to act like a one-woman Gone With The Wind Rose Parade float, this is what you’d get. Part of me thinks the drama inherent in this is appealing, but mostly, I just want to see the “before” photo from when it was hanging from her bedroom window. Who knew Maria Von Trapp and Scarlett O’Hara had so much in common.

Inside, Rita ditched it for something more stage-friendly:

Stage-friendly, but not groin-friendly. Also, I feel like we’re three frightening seconds from Justin Bieber wearing its replica.

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (28):

  1. Annie S.

    The first dress is either awesome in an insane way, or insane in an awesome way. Either way: win.

    The second outfit may be the single most unflattering garment to ever appear on GFY.

  2. cdd

    the second outfit looks like a castoff from the “oops i did it again” publicity tour…

    i sort of think the dress is awesome though?

  3. Eliza Bennett

    Lawd yes, Justine B is about to wear that catsuit. With the shoes. I’m gobsmacked by the dress.

  4. lavonspants

    WOW — the dress, though a tad cray cray, makes her look teeny tiny, while the jumpsuit is more…..thickening. Yoy.

    Agree on the Shannyyyinnn Sossassaammmunn, though, which I now cannot unsee. I keep waiting for her to break out into a fabulously anachronistic dance to “Golden Years.”

  5. Tiffany

    I love the first dress. So much drama, beautiful! Her smile kind of reminds me of Whitney on “A Different World” (I think that was Jasmine Guy’s character). The wide confident smile is kind of similar.

    • lavonspants

      It was “Whitley” on A Different World. And in my mind, she and DWAYYYYYYYYYNE totally are still happily married now with a million beautifully diva-ish, but nerdy kiddies.

      NTS: Get life.

  6. Jill

    Dare I say I like the dress as well? The bottom may be a little too poufy but it’s still beautiful on her.

    The jumpsuit? Well……..I could see JB wearing this if the crotch was hanging a lot lower.

  7. nmlhats

    As for the first, I think it’s absolutely beautiful, although perhaps better suited to a big-city arts gala than an MTV function. As for the other, just NO. The first one is so flattering and feminine and the catsuit is just inadequate in comparison. I really hate those work boots with it. I mean, what if she wore some great red leather spiky-heeled boots or ankle boots? Then…maybe?

  8. Nanc in Ashland

    I love the skirt part of the dress and (I can’t believe I’m saying this) thought it would look better if the top were solid [tasteful] strapless. The jumpsuit calls for a rousing chorus of Do Your Boobs Hang Low.

  9. Jenna

    Rita Ora was not quite the look I expected in this Marchesa. (Though I’m not sure Lady Sybil Crawley was what I pictured either.)

  10. panjinlian

    Wow, that dress is magnificent! And she’s wearing the heck out of it, whoever she is…

    • Bambi Anne Dear

      Agreed. I can’t see why anyone thinks it bad. It’s gorgeous.

  11. Jilly

    That dress would be really pretty on Carrie Underwood. It reminds me of Sweet Roses PJ; Barbie’s friend who was a brunette and the single most beautiful Barbie Doll I ever owned. Her arms were rose scented.

  12. Francesca

    Rather dig the dress, actually. Nothing I’d covet or want to wear, but something that I find pleasing to look at. And I’d look at it long and hard so my eye wouldn’t wander to that hideous patch of a dust bunny on her head.

  13. Helen

    I’ve never heard Ora, and looking at these, all I can think is: I hope she can sing!

  14. Aphy

    Very beautiful dress, but in the first pic she looks like Holiday Barbie with edgier hair.

  15. ceecee

    The first dress looks like those crocheted doll toilet paper covers that everyone’s grandma has in her bathroom.
    The second outfit- I’m going to try really hard to forget I ever saw it.

  16. Kris

    Totally off topic, but A Knight’s Tale is one of my top 10 favorite movies.

  17. Esme

    Oh please, put her out of our misery.

  18. Vandalfan

    If the jumpsuit had long sleeves, it would be bedazzled long johns.

  19. Tessa

    Call me crazy but I actually like that dress on her – it’s over the top, but somehow totally works.

    That jumpsuit? Please burn it.

  20. yoyoyo

    Can you say Special Edition Christmas Barbie circa 1996?

  21. Brendan

    I’m living for the first dress! Living! I’m feeling nitpicky about the neckline in that I wish it were a bit more open, but other than that I find it gorgeous. It’s what Marchesa is best at when they don’t overdo it…drama.

    I actually feel like this was the wrong venue for an *event* dress like this. I wish someone had waited and busted it out at the Academy Awards.

  22. ErinE

    I love the first dress!

  23. Lily1214

    Prom queen.

  24. KristenW

    There was a holiday Barbie with that SAME dress when I was little. wow