Swoon. There’s nothing like an entire sea of sartorial goodies from an awards show to get the MTV Style squad good and excited, and Sunday’s (June 5) 2011 MTV Movie Awards red carpet was nothing short of bananas! You can check out our blow-by-blow palpitations on our live blog.
Sharing the podium with none other than our Christian Siriano — and his darling boyfriend, jewelry designer/photographer Brad Walsh (who, by the way, was wearing the same gray/black grosgrain-accented suit as a baby cub member of the “Twilight” wolf pack) — we witnessed an awesome style potpourri.
White was a huge trend for the night, and “The Last Exorcism” actress Ashley Bell sidled up in a gorgeous embroidered, knee-length dress cut demurely at the knee with the loveliest sweetheart neckline. Selena Gomez also wore a two-piece Giambattista Valli with a printed ivory top and a beige ruched miniskirt. “Gossip Girl” and “Monte Carlo” co-star Katie Cassidy wore a gorgeous floor-length ivory crocheted dress. Pssst! Floor-length was a huge hit for the night.
Generation Award winner Reese Witherspoon, “Transformers” star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Snow White-to-be Lily Collins were all visions of ferocious awesomeness in animal print (leopard, tiger and leopard again, respectively), but the breakout aesthetic that dominated the red carpet was massive sequins, angular shards of jewels and beading galore. “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson (in Marchesa), Lil Mama (in Sherri Hill) and “Gossip Girl” and “Monte Carlo” co-star Leighton Meester all wore the sparkly stuff, but the curveball of the night had to be “True Grit” breakout actress Hailee Steinfeld not wearing Miu Miu (the brand for which she’s a spokesperson), instead sporting a wholly refreshing Louis Vuitton black, sequined lapel tuxedo! We just about dropped dead from the rampant elegance.
Elle Fanning also threw us for a loop in a summery, saturated-hue pink romper with matching floral-printed wedge heels, both Dolce & Gabbana and marvelously age-appropriate. And though Kristen Stewart would typically, tidily slot nicely into the segment about beading, her Balmain dress, while it did feature the glitz factor in scads, needed to be pulled out for a round of 360 mega-props. All that glittered was not gold, but row upon row of safety pins that gleamed menacingly and gorgeously. Not unlike a certain vampire’s twinkling nude torso in sunlight, no? This is the skin of a killer!
Speaking of hot dudes, motorcycle jackets reined supreme on the red carpet as did dark jeans. Peter Facinelli (a.k.a. Carlisle Cullen. Team Edward forever! Also, let’s face it, Team Jacob, too) wore a moto, as did Jason Bateman and Taylor Lautner in head-to-toe D&G. Spider-Man-to-be Andrew Garfield, Kellan Lutz and Robert Pattinson all wore dark denim. All the better to stealthily march into our hearts, dreams, wakeful reveries, loins … too much?
MTV News has all of the highlights from the href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/2011">2011 MTV Movie Awards. Relive the best moments, watch red-carpet interviews with your favorite stars and read all about what went on behind the scenes on the big night.