Demi Lovato, Vanessa Hudgens Dazzle On People's Choice Red Carpet

Young starlets take 'daring' fashion risks at Wednesday night's awards show.

Awards season kicked off Wednesday night with the People's Choice Awards. One of the big winners of the night was Katy Perry, who, despite having canceled her appearance at the show, took home five awards, including Favorite Female Artist. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" won four awards, including Favorite Movie and Favorite Book Adaptation.

But the night wasn't all about the awards; it was also about the fashion. Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood came out sporting bright colors, detailed sleeves and some fashion-forward, futuristic looks.

Ruling the red carpet were young starlets like Vanessa Hudgens, who dazzled in a spider-web inspired gown by Jenny Packham. "It's fun, it's daring and definitely not of the norm," Hudgens told MTV News on the red carpet. "I think that's kind of me."

Another standout on the red carpet was Demi Lovato, who not only performed her new single, "Give Your Heart a Break," but also took home the award for Favorite Pop Artist. Lovato stunned in a long, salmon-colored gown with a jewel-encrusted bodice by Marchesa.

"I loved Demi Lovato's gown from Marchesa," Celebuzz Senior Producer Jackie Willis told MTV News. "Looks stunning, hugged everything right."

Taking a fashion risk on the carpet was "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale. The young actress wore a crystal-encrusted Cengiz Abazoglu gown with a side train, which not only showed off a shoulder cut-out, but her maturing style as well.

"I didn't know if I wanted to do long or short, so I did both," Hale said. "I mean I sort of feel like I've been growing up more. It's just a little bit sexier, it's enough fun, but still kind of classy."

The one person who may have stolen the show from all the ladies was Robert Pattinson. It wasn't his outfit that shocked fans (he went casual in jeans), but his new buzz cut.

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