EMA 2010: The Top 8 Red Carpet Looks

At the 2010 EMA in Madrid, Spain last night, some stars went for full-on glam, like Rihanna in her statement-making gown. Others, like the band members of 30 Seconds to Mars, kept it street in sneaks and denim (but still classy … and HOT). Here are the top eight looks — from both ends of the spectrum.

1. RIHANNA
Rihanna performed “Only Girl (in the World)” in a flower-covered dress, combat boots and a princess crown. The whole look was very “Rihanna.” Pre-show, however, she sparkled in a cream-colored, one-shoulder Marchesa gown from the label’s spring 2011 collection with tons (and tons) of glorious ruffles that looked fantastic with her flaming red hair.

Rihanna at the 2010 EMA.
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2. EVA LONGORIA PARKER
As the official host, Eva Longoria Parker wore many outfits during the 2010 EMA, including walking the red carpet in this stunning look — a short-short-REALLY-short baby dress with puff sleeves and a sheer V-neck by Georges Hobeika from the designer’s spring 2010 couture collection. It really showed off her killer legs.

Eva Longoria Parker at the 2010 EMA.
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3. EMILY OSMENT
Eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter Emily Osment accessorized a body-conscious BCBG Max Azria dress with black platform pumps, a studded clutch and a hint of blue eye shadow. The mix was perfectly age-appropriate, bright, and fun, not to mention … attainable!

Emily Osment at the 2010 EMA.
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4. SHAKIRA
Every once in a while you find a dress that needs no pomp or circumstance. Such was the case with Shakira, who opened the show with British rapper Dizzee Rascal. For the red carpet, the Colombian singer teamed her gold and black shimmering dress with, well, not much. And she still looked gorgeous.

Shakira at the 2010 EMA.
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5. 30 SECONDS TO MARS
When it comes to style, the 30 Seconds to Mars boys are a triple threat. Save for Shannon Leto’s blue shoelaces, each band member interpreted a monochromatic, gray and black palette to their liking. The result? Cool and classy … times three.

30 Seconds to Mars at the 2010 EMA.
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6. KATY PERRY
Katy Perry lets her dresses talk for her, as was the case last night when she walked the red carpet in a statement-making (literally) beaded red dress with the words Admit One written on it. The dress is from designer Jeremy Scott’s spring 2011 collection, and it was cute and fun, just like Katy. We do love her extra touch — a pair of blue Sergio Rossi slingbacks, since blue shoes are so hot right now.

Katy Perry at the 2010 EMA.
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7. MILEY CYRUS
Miley Cyrus wore a tiered white dress with a black tie by D&G for her EMA arrival, which she paired with a stack of gold bracelets. The look itself was mature, covered up, and grown up, which is probably why we like it so much, considering she wore basically nothing during her performance.

Miley Cyrus at the 2010 EMA.
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8. HAYLEY WILLIAMS OF PARAMORE
Goodbye, orange hair! Hayley Williams of Paramore showed up to the EMA with a new bright magenta hair color, and it looks great on her. Her makeup looked like she was going for alien/otherwordly inspiration, but that’s just Hayley, and why we love her out-there style. As for the outfit, she wore a mix of sheer top, black pants, and knee-high lace-up combat boots. This combination wouldn’t work on just anyone, but Hayley made it look great.

Hayley Williams at the 2010 EMA.
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