70+ Examples of Celebrities Who Missed the Mark With Their Red Carpet Attire

Not only do celebrities have the opportunity to get clicked on the red carpet, but it is also an ideal stage for fashion designers to display their creations. Nevertheless, even the most celebrated names in the field have confronted unforeseen fashion mishaps at the highly esteemed event.

 1. Pink

 Pink
 Pink

The performance of this group of people left many people without words.

2. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

Many people were infuriated by Minaj’s clothing choice, believing it to be highly offensive. Even the pope had an opinion on the matter.

3. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera

It has been proposed that Christina’s ensemble included pieces of torn peach velvet fabric along with an abundance of fluffy hair extensions.

4. Björk

Björk
Björk

In 2001, the whole world was talking about this dress because of its uncommon design.

5. Micaela Schäefer

Micaela Schäefer
Micaela Schäefer

At the German release of Men in Black 3, Micaela Schäefer’s unique outfit grabbed everyone’s attention. Her floor-length gown was entirely made of VHS tapes, and it rustled in the wind. She seemed to accept this as part of the intended design and did not let it bother her.

6. Celine Dion

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Back in 1999, this reversed ensemble caught the eye of many. Celine also commented, “I was the only person wearing pants from Galliano facing backwards and if I did the same thing now, I bet it would be a hit. Back then, it was quite an innovative look.”

 

7. Hayden Panettiere

 Hayden Panettiere
 Hayden Panettiere

Despite the difficulty of the length of the carpet, she largely succeeded in maneuvering it. The stairs, however, on the red carpet were too much for her to handle. Fortunately, she graciously accepted the circumstances and still got some wonderful pictures taken on that same set of stairs.

8. Winnie Forsyth

Winnie Forsyth
Winnie Forsyth

At the 2013 British Academy Film Awards, Winnie Forsyth made a stunning appearance in a vibrant yellow dress. Despite this, the long train of her gown was becoming increasingly inconvenient due to the wind, so she opted to take it off, ensuring that she could enjoy the night in comfort and still look excellent in photographs.

 

9. Mariah Carey

 Mariah Carey
 Mariah Carey

Despite the increase in height which could have made the descent more intimidating, Carey had enough experience to not let the stumble obstruct her for a significant amount of time.

10. Beyoncé

Beyoncé
Beyoncé

Despite the beauty of the outfit, it had a downside in that it hindered her movement. Luckily, Beyonce had the assistance of her famous husband, Jay-Z, as she posed for pictures on the red carpet.

11. Lizzy Gardiner

Lizzy Gardiner
Lizzy Gardiner

At the Academy Awards, the costume designer was exceptionally imaginative when she wore a dress made of 254 expired American Express cards. This left us wanting to know many details: was the dress heavy? How did she manage to sit down? Did the cards bend? And why did she think of this idea in the first place?

12. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz

To their luck, Barrymore and Liu were there when Diaz had a problem with her shoe while walking to meet people who wanted to meet her. The most peaceful predicament the Charlie’s Angels had to take care of was a snapped shoe buckle!

13. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

When Lady Gaga wore her meat-inspired outfits, it sparked a lot of outrage from animal rights activists. Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA, commented that it doesn’t matter how the clothing is presented; it still comes from an animal that has been mistreated. She further explained that using meat as clothing symbolizes bloody aggression and pain, and it seems that the artist was intentionally trying to create that impression.

 14. Katy Perry

 Katy Perry
 Katy Perry

At the 2013 American Music Awards, Katy Perry donned an outfit that included Japanese Geisha-style features and it caused a huge stir. People accused her of borrowing from another culture and reinforcing prejudices, and one person on Twitter stated, “It looks like Katy Perry’s backup dancers had their faces painted yellow.”

15. Pop Art Princess

Pop Art Princess
Pop Art Princess

Miley’s hosting of the MTV VMA will go down in its history as one of the most memorable and her outfits played a major role in this. Simone Harouche designed a very simple look for her, consisting of just some plastic circles and PVC boots. The outfit received a perfect score of 10!

 16. Anne Hathaway

 Anne Hathaway
 Anne Hathaway

During a certain year, Anne Hathaway had been invited by Calvin Klein and Francisco Costa as a guest. She was making her way to the Met when all of a sudden, she sneezed, which resulted in her dress being torn. A seamstress had to be located to mend the tear, so she ended up almost being the last one to get there.

17. Elisabetta Canalis

Elisabetta Canalis
Elisabetta Canalis

When the actor George Clooney, Canalis’ partner at the time, offered to fix the zipper, the problem was quickly solved without needing to ask anyone from the film business for help.

18. Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez encountered an issue when she appeared for the sixth installment of The Fast and Furious. It didn’t take her long to identify the problem – her dress was coming undone! Nevertheless, she was still able to capture some wonderful pictures while she had to hold on to her attire throughout the entire night.

19. Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz

It seems that the exhaustion caused the seam at the back of the sleeve to tear. If the outfit had to tear, it happened at the back of the shoulder, which was noticeable only when she was signing autographs, which is not a big deal.

20. Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum

A few people had objections to this Halloween costume, which was incredibly elaborate.

 21. Joy Villa

 Joy Villa
 Joy Villa

Villa became renowned for wearing clothes that expressed her support for the Trump administration to important events. She was spotted wearing a dress with the words “Make America Great Again” at the Grammys and also donned an ensemble with “Build the Wall” printed on it in 2019.

22. Chris Brown

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

At Rihanna’s West Hollywood Halloween party, Chris Brown decided to dress up as an Arab fighter.

23. Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson handled the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards in 2016 without any issues. However, when she was up on stage to accept the award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for her role in 50 Shades of Grey, she had a slight wardrobe malfunction. Fortunately, Leslie Mann was there to fix it just in time. Johnson humorously commented that if her top had come off, it wouldn’t have been anything that people hadn’t already witnessed.

24. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham is one celebrity who certainly missed the mark with her red carpet attire. The plus-size model made headlines in 2017 when she stepped out at the MTV Movie & TV Awards wearing a strapless white jumpsuit with a daringly plunging neckline. The outfit was considered too revealing for the event, and many deemed it inappropriate. Graham later admitted that it was a fashion risk gone wrong. She was clearly trying to make a statement with her fashion choice, but it was a miss as far as the red carpet was concerned. Ashley Graham is just one of the many celebrities who have made a misstep when it comes to red carpet attire.

 25. Kaitlyn Bristowe

 Kaitlyn Bristowe
 Kaitlyn Bristowe

The renowned individual donned a black dress to the gathering, but unfortunately, the zipper on the back of the outfit split open. She declared that she was unable to maintain her decency due to the tear and was thankful that a generous duo offered her with a coat.

26. Katy Perry

Katy Perry
Katy Perry

Many people expressed their feelings about Katy’s attire, utilizing such descriptors as “strange,” “baffling,” and “ridiculous.”

27. Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone

Well before the high-low fashion style achieved fame, Sharon Stone appeared on the scene. In 1998, she donned a white button-up shirt from Gap and a skirt produced by Vera Wang to the Academy Awards. This unusual ensemble was extensively reported on by the press, and Stone overturned the rules of red carpet dressing in the most favorable manner.

28. Beyoncé

Beyoncé
Beyoncé

When Beyoncé put out the video for her song ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ that was shot in India, she got a lot of negative feedback from people who said it was culturally insensitive and presented an inaccurate representation of the nation. One Twitter user expressed their views with the comment, “I don’t know what to make of the Coldplay video, but I reckon it’s time for white rock groups to cease making their Holi video clips in India. Please.”

29. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton

Much like Dolly Parton, Miley enjoys dressing up in over-the-top ensembles. Thus, it is not uncommon for her to don a glittering tuxedo complemented by cowboy boots and disco ball earrings when she goes out for the evening.

30. Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld

At the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, Hailee Steinfeld made an appearance wearing a beautiful, long, flowery dress. She appeared to be gorgeous, but if one were to observe carefully, it was clear that she was trying to hide a tear.

31. Wig of Wonders

Wig of Wonders
Wig of Wonders

In 2015, Miley wore a wig along with her costume for an episode of Saturday Night Live, and yes, it was actually part of the outfit! Applause emoji

32. Caped Crusader

Caped Crusader
Caped Crusader

During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this year, Miley dazzled in an outfit she bought from Hollywood Boulevard that featured some glitzy nipple covers (which we can now confidently say is her signature style).

33. Cardi B

Cardi B
Cardi B

The dress was beautiful and classic, but there was a major issue. When the rapper walked onto the red carpet and the stage lighting shone on her, it became clear that the dress was see-through. After the event, she wrote on Instagram, “Last night was amazing!! Even though I noticed it was transparent right before I stepped out and I hadn’t noticed it before.”

34. Laura Govan

Laura Govan
Laura Govan

It didn’t take the celebrity very long to realize that her stylish evening gown was slipping out of position. As a result, she had to spend a good amount of time on the red carpet correcting the outfit and tucking it back into place. Despite the inconvenience, the dress eventually looked great.

35. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

Numerous individuals censured Selena for disregarding a social custom when she wore a Bindi. A writer expressed it thusly: “We ought not utilize it thoughtlessly to look alluring or to make a benefit.”

 36. Fashion Bunny

 Fashion Bunny
 Fashion Bunny

In 2015, when Miley Cyrus appeared on the Tonight Show, she was wearing a jubilant yellow outfit with a pair of subtle bunny ears. She did not have on a Little Black Dress.

 37. Ariel Winter

 Ariel Winter
 Ariel Winter

The clothing item was highly sparkling, featuring two substantial slits incorporated into its make. The celebrity was able to dodge major issues, yet it necessitated some effort on their part. It appears that controlling the outfit was more troublesome than initially supposed.

 38. Bella Hadid

 Bella Hadid
 Bella Hadid

At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Bella Hadid opted for a classic look that included a lengthy red gown with a leg-baring slit and a set of heels. Despite Hadid being able to pull off the ensemble, the dress’s train was surprisingly tricky to manage.

39. Katie Price

Katie Price
Katie Price

On the fifth anniversary of her fashion line, Katie wore an outfit that was described as “odd” and many other descriptors.

 40. Kendall Jenner

 Kendall Jenner
 Kendall Jenner

The difficulty was that the high-heeled shoes wouldn’t stay tied despite the fact that it required two helpers to get them on. During the breaks in shooting, the attendants had to keep tightening the ties. Gigi Hadid provided her followers with a glimpse of the behind the scenes in a Snapchat video, showing Jenner trying to take the sandals off at the close of the shoot.

41. Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland

Hyland was definitely taken aback when the bottom of her dress accidentally shifted up, revealing her Spanx underneath. She was adjusting the material back in place continually, and lightheartedly posted about it on Instagram.

 42. Emma Roberts

 Emma Roberts
 Emma Roberts

On the debut of The Blackcoat’s Daughter, the celebrity’s purple dress was beginning to rip. In the picture, it was evident that a whole arm was ripped in two. She told PeopleStyle, “My sleeve was about to fall and my body would have been exposed!”

43. Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy

During the interview, she revealed that she had walked the red carpet, gone to the Vanity Fair affair, and felt fantastic, but she couldn’t help but wonder why her dress felt so restrictive the whole time. Eventually, she bumped into Valentino himself who then explained to her that she had been wearing the gown backwards.

44. Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding

Wearing Native American-inspired clothing to a costume event is widely viewed as being inappropriate. The singer received a lot of criticism after she posted an image of herself in an outfit labeled “Chief” on Instagram, with people saying she was insensitive and lacking in understanding.

 45. Cher

 Cher
 Cher

Back in 1988, the notion of wearing a “naked dress” was still considered fresh and new, thus Cher’s choice of clothing stirred up a great deal of commotion.

46. Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp

On the day of The King’s initial showing, Lily-Rose Depp was present to show her own talent as an actor.

The starlet selected an ensemble from the 2020 Chanel collection with a halter neckline featuring a gathered design. A forceful breeze attempted to move her top, but she just snickered and rearranged it for the next photograph.

47.  Lili Reinhart

 Lili Reinhart
 Lili Reinhart

Finally, the celebrity was prepared to the nines for the occasion, which she made evident to her Twitter audience after she shared the incident that occurred on the blue carpet. Despite the fact that her dress was only being secured by two strings and one of them snapped off when she was being zipped, she was still thrilled to be there.

48. Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh

Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh
Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh

At a Halloween event, two people were slammed for wearing attire inspired by Native American culture without proper thought to its implications. The pair issued an apology, stating that they are sorry for not recognizing the possible implications of their costumes and any offense they may have caused.

49. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara

Vergara was presented with the award for Best Comedy Series at the event, alongside the other members of the Modern Family cast. However, a sneak peek into the background showed that even the most extravagant outfits require alteration at the last minute in order to prevent them from being damaged.

50. Lady Victoria Hervey

Lady Victoria Hervey
Lady Victoria Hervey

During the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, a challenging scenario faced her. Her outfit featuring a plunging neckline and a high-slit had been garnering a lot of attention as she strode and struck a pose on the red carpet, but a strong gust of wind threatened to wreck the moment. She kept her composure, though, and only lost her footing for a second.

51. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

Countless individuals viewed Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink outfit at the Oscars as “not appropriate and excessively flamboyant.” Stacy London expressed this shared sentiment when she remarked, “I didn’t care for Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Oscar dress.”

 52. Britney Spears

 Britney Spears
 Britney Spears

The MTV Video Music Awards in 2001 saw Britney Spears thrilling the audience with her “Slave 4 U” performance, where she turned heads with her iconic costume and an accompanying snake. This look has been imitated time and again for Halloween costumes and other occasions, and it is a memory that will remain in the minds of many for years to come.

 53. Emily Ratajkowski

 Emily Ratajkowski
 Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski, being a professional fashion model, is well-versed in wearing elaborate outfits, so the gold gown she had on at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards was probably no issue for her. Even so, it was apparent that the extended train of the dress was a bit of a nuisance in certain photos.

54. Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie, the star who plays Tonya Harding, was at the focus of the premiere in Australia. The actress was wearing a plain silk gown in a pale pink hue, with a plunging neckline. She had to adjust her attire multiple times during the night.

 55. Lady Gaga

 Lady Gaga
 Lady Gaga

A large number of Muslims became angered when a performer in London walked the runway wearing a burqa, which The Atlantic labeled as “the borrowing of another culture” in an article about the controversy.

56. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

We admire her selection of the leopard print, yet we are perplexed about how the Bride of Frankenstein-style puff complements the overall appearance.

57. Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver

Before long, her dress started to come apart, however Driver was not worried. She just wound the scarf she had around her neck, enabling the imitation fur to adorn her figure in a stylish way.

58. Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss

It was claimed that Victoria’s Secret had inappropriately used traditional cultural symbols when their models were seen sporting Native American headgear while walking on the runway.

59. Another One for Jennifer Lawrence

Another One for Jennifer Lawrence
Another One for Jennifer Lawrence

Winning the award was quite a feat in itself. While the Best Actress laureate was climbing the stairs, her gown got caught on her foot and she fell down the stairs. Thinking back on the event, she said, “The first thing I thought when I fell was a profanity that I can’t repeat here.”

 60. Emma Stone

 Emma Stone
 Emma Stone

Emma Stone had no issues when she walked the red carpet in her Dior outfit consisting of a suit and a dress. Things were going smoothly until Stone and the Birdman cast were called up to receive the Best Ensemble award. Unfortunately, Naomi Watts stumbled over Stone’s train, but she was saved from falling by Edward Norton.

61. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus was heavily criticized when it was brought to light that she had not obtained permission from Discount Universe. The company expressed their discontentment with the situation by saying, “We are extremely displeased.”

 62. Zendaya

 Zendaya
 Zendaya

At the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards, Zendaya sported a pair of tremendously tall yellow heels. Her fashion designer confided to Footwear News that these shoes were not suitable for walking outdoors. After only eight minutes of walking to the red carpet, her legs began to weaken and I had to assist her.

63. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

In 2016, Ben Affleck experienced a minor embarrassment on the red carpet during the opening night of Suicide Squad. He had selected a safe look of a grey suit, but neglected to close the buttons before leaving his house.

64. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson was the first major celebrity to put on Marchesa clothing, post the Harvey Weinstein scandal. (It is known that Weinstein would demand famous people to wear his then-partner’s designs, Georgina Chapman, who he was engaged to.)

 65. Junya Watanabe

 Junya Watanabe
 Junya Watanabe

Watanabe’s clothing collection was strongly criticized for featuring mainly Caucasian models wearing customary African clothing. One Twitter user asked, “How could you display a fashion show utilizing African fabric and designs and not feature any Africans?”

66. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kardashian picked out a dress with a halter neckline which showed her back. When she was going down the red carpet, accidentally the top slipped and a portion of her chest became visible. She handled the situation with a sense of humor and shared the moment, with some blurring, on Instagram with an amusing GIF of Cher.

67. Smiley Miley

Smiley Miley
Smiley Miley

When Miley’s fashion selections are as diverse and expressive as a range of emojis, it is a sign that she is making the right choices.

 68. Katy Perry

 Katy Perry
 Katy Perry

Joseph Tierney, a street artist from New York, charged that Jeremy Scott and Moschino had used his “Vandal Eyes” mural in Detroit as a source of inspiration for the graffiti featured on Scott’s dress, which he argued was an act of plagiarism. Tierney’s legal complaint stated that although he is a celebrated artist, the two companies had utilized his artwork on their most notable clothing items without his authorization or awareness.

69. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway had planned to don a Valentino outfit for the Oscars, but discovered that her co-star was going to wear a very similar dress. To avoid a potentially embarrassing situation, Anne decided to go with this Prada gown, which did not please the fashion designers.

70. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen

At a gathering, Teigen wore a white gown featuring a rip along the front. Sadly, the tear enlarged to a length of five inches by the end of the night. In a bid to salvage the situation, she posted a picture of herself using her handbag to conceal the wardrobe blunder.

71. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

At the MTV Music Video Awards in 2014, the rapper was left red-faced when her dress suddenly gaped open. Nevertheless, she managed to seize the fabric before it was too late and pretended that nothing had taken place.

72.  Lady Gaga

 Lady Gaga
 Lady Gaga : Image Credit

Despite the complexity of her outfit, Gaga was able to skillfully create the lengthy train and high heels that were very tall. The only moment she was unsteady was when her blouse descended, but she promptly took care of the problem and went on with the performance.

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