MuchMusic Awards 2011: Judge The Many Outfit Changes Of Selena Gomez And Lady Gaga

For some, just deciding “what to wear” is too simple. They go above and beyond just agonizing over the fit of a dress, the hue of a nail polish, or the balance of a silhouette. Instead, a bold brave few of fashion-masochists take on, even revel in, the insane undertaking of MULTIPLE wardrobe changes for a one-night affair (to which we at MTV Style say, “AMEN! And more power to ya!” as we watch from the sidelines). At this year’s MuchMusic Video Awards, two such ladies went head-to-head in a most unlikely match-up: co-host and burgeoning style star Selena Gomez versus musical act and reigning fashion icon Lady Gaga. Who do you think brought it the most?

ON THE CARPET

Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards.
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Arriving at the awards, Selena wore a nude backless Burberry Prorsum dress with tiered ruffles and a pair of royal purple satin peep-toe Zanottis. Backstage, after accepting two awards, Lady Gaga wore a vintage Versace cobalt and black blazer and Technicolor graphic leggings (in keeping with her oath to wear only the designer’s threads for the next two months) with gold studded platform booties. Who took the crown on this round?

ALL-OVER EMBELLISHMENTS

Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards.
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Taking the stage for hosting duty, Selena wore an all-over gem-encrusted white lace mini with her hair in a chic loose updo. Following the same total embellishment note, Gaga took the stage to perform “Edge of Glory” in a strong-shouldered stud-covered custom Atelier Versace jumpsuit. The embellishments are entirely different in vibe, but have the same, eye-grabbing effect.

SHOWING SOME SHOULDER

Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards.
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Both ladies cashed in on the asymmetrical necklines/shoulder-exposing trend for summer: Selena in a sparkly off-white bodycon (WHICH WE LURVE) and Gaga in more vintage Versace draped off her left shoulder. Once again, a tough round, but we kind of love Gag’s maturity.

LOW-CUT CITY (AKA MAJOR CLEAVE)

Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards.
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Selena and Gaga each did their low-cut thang in their own way. Selena paired a white vest top with a lace-lined plunging neckline with black tailored hotpants, and Gaga wore a black off-the-shoulder dress with some seriously bazunga-baring cutouts. Both are great—Selena’s asks us to take her seriously as a star, while Gaga harkens back to the greats. (Cher, anyone?)

PERFORMANCE MODE

Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards.
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Selena took a break from hosting to perform her single “Who Says” in a gauzy black and fire orange cap-sleeved Christoforos Kotentos gown, while Lady Gaga shocked the crowded during her performance of “Born This Way” in a glittery black bra and high-waisted pants with (brace yourself) aqua hair tufts adhered to her armpits and undercarriage. (Ew. Style points lost on the creative hair gluing.)

Who won!?

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