Red carpet events provide more than just an opportunity for celebrities and fashion designers to pose for pictures on the red carpet; they are also used by fashion houses to showcase their collections and find exposure for themselves. Unfortunately, even some of the industry’s biggest names have had to cope with unexpected fashion complications at such high-profile events.
1) Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson made her way through the People’s Choice Awards 2016 red carpet without incident; however, an incident of clothing slipping occurred while she was performing live on stage.
Dakota Johnson had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction while accepting her award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress from 50 Shades of Grey. However, Leslie Mann managed to quickly secure it just in time – she even joked with Johnson that had her top come off then it wouldn’t have been anything unexpected or unseen by anyone already!
2) Bella Hadid
At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Bella Hadid faced numerous challenges when wearing her timeless red floor-length dress with high leg slit and heels. While she managed to pull it off without incident, its train proved particularly challenging to manage.
3) Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp was in attendance to show her appreciation of Lily-Rose Depp as an exceptional performer at The King premiere.
At the premiere, the actress chose a gown from Chanel’s 2020 range with an intricate ruffled halter top and ruffled texture adorned with ruffled texture. At one point during filming, a powerful gust of wind threatened to displace it; she simply laughed it off and repositioned it again for future photographs.
4) Cardi B
Cardi B’s gown was beautiful and timeless in design; however it had one major flaw when she stepped onto the red carpet under stage lighting; it quickly became evident that her garment was sheer. Later she posted on Instagram: “Last night was incredible!!! Even though my garment was see-through until just moments ago.”
5) Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashianot She opted for a gown with an open back that featured a halter top that left her back exposed, however while walking the red carpet she accidentally pulled down too far revealing a section of her chest. Kim took this misstep with grace and posted the moment (censored) along with an animated GIF of Cher.
6) Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski is no stranger to wearing intricate clothing as a fashion model; as such, donning her gold gown at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards likely came easily for her. Yet it was evident in some photos that its long train caused some difficulties for Emily Ratajkowski.
7) Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz Due to overexertion, she managed to damage the seam at the back of the sleeve, leading to it splitting at its seam line and becoming evident only when giving out autographs. If anything had to tear apart though, this shoulder damage should not pose too much of a danger.
8) Kendall Jenner
The only issue was that the stilettos just wouldn’t remain tied despite the fact that it took two aides to even get them on. In between shots, their assistants had to keep retightening the laces. Gigi Hadid even gave her followers a look at the back of the scenes in a Snapchat video, displaying Jenner attempting to take the sandals off at the end of the event.
9) Emma Roberts
At the opening night of The Blackcoat’s Daughter, the celebrity’s violet gown began to tear apart. In the photo, it is clear that one arm was completely separated down the middle. She told PeopleStyle, “My sleeve was about to drop off and my body would have been uncovered!”
10) Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez encountered a dilemma when she appeared for the sixth PART of The Fast and Furious. It didn’t take her long to realize what the issue was — her dress was slipping off! Despite this, Rodriguez was able to snap some great shots even though she had to grip her outfit for the majority of the evening.
11) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey Whilst Carey’s height could have made any slipup more dangerous, she was experienced enough not to allow the fall to impede her for too long.
12) Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland wasn’t prepared when the bottom of her dress began slid up and exposed her Spanx; as a result she frequently readjusted its fabric; this resulted in frequent readjustments which she documented on social media platforms like Instagram.
13) Another One for Jennifer Lawrence
Accepting her award was no simple task for the Best Actress victor, who trod on the hem of her gown while climbing up the steps and promptly tumbled back down again. When reflecting upon this incident she noted: “When I fell, the first thought that came into my head when I hit was an offensive four-letter word I can’t use here!”
14) Elisabetta Canalis
When George Clooney offered to repair Canalis’ zipper himself, her predicament was quickly resolved without recourse to Hollywood industry assistance.
15) Emma Stone
Emma Stone had no issues as she made her way down the red carpet wearing her Dior outfit, consisting of both a suit and dress from Dior. Things seemed to go smoothly until Birdman cast members were called up to receive the Best Ensemble award; unfortunately Naomi Watts accidentally stumbled over Stone’s train but was saved from falling by Edward Norton.
16) Lady Victoria Hervey
Lady Victoria Hervey encountered an uncomfortable challenge at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival when her dress featuring low-cut neckline and high slit proved quite successful as she posed on the red carpet; however, a gust of wind threatened to ruin it altogether and cause a fall on the red carpet; however she managed to remain in control and only suffered a minor slip up.
17) Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen At one event, Teigen donned a white dress featuring a split up the front; unfortunately, during the course of the evening it grew larger until eventually a five inch tear appeared and needed to be covered up by her bag in an attempt to control it. Teigen posted a picture online as proof of this incident in order to try and contain it.
18) Kaitlyn Bristowe
Kaitlyn Bristowe donned a black dress to attend an event; however, due to a tear in its zipper on the back of her gown she was unable to maintain her modesty and was relieved that a generous couple offered her a coat as protection from further incidents.
Beyonce’s stunning outfit came at the cost of reduced mobility, she could rely on Jay-Z, one of the acclaimed artists of our era, as she traversed the red carpet from photo op to photo op for each red carpet appearance.
20) Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie (Tonya Harding) stole the show at the Australian premiere. Wearing an elegant light pink silk robe with a low-cut neck, Margot kept having to modify her dress throughout the evening as fans kept taking pictures and videos of her.
21) Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter donned an outfit made up of sparkly material with two deep cuts incorporated as part of its design, featuring two deep cuts in it for contrast. She managed to wear this garment without encountering any major difficulties but it took some work in order to manage. Perhaps controlling it proved more difficult than initially anticipated?
22) Laura Govan
Laura Govannnerhalb It was quickly apparent to Laura Govan that her expensive evening gown wasn’t fitting properly on her body, forcing her to spend much of her red carpet time adjusting it and tucking it up. Yet despite its discomfort, the dress ultimately looked great.
23) Minnie Driver
As her dress began to unravel, Minnie was unperturbed – simply wrapping the scarf she held around her neck around herself so the faux fur would cover her body elegantly.
24) Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld attended the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony dressed in an elegant flowery gown that fell to the ground, looking beautiful but trying hard to cover up tears of emotion from within her.
25) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway: Invited as a Guest by Calvin Klein and Francisco Costa to attend the Met in NYC one year, Anne Hathaway suddenly sneezed, causing her dress to rip apart as they tried to find a seamstress to fix the damage; unfortunately she arrived almost last.
26) Winnie Forsyth
Winnie Forsyth made an impressionful entrance at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards wearing an eye-catching yellow gown that looked absolutely fantastic in photos. Unfortunately, however, due to the wind constantly lifting it up she decided to remove her train for a more comfortable yet still beautiful evening experience.
27) Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere successfully managed her length with grace; only the stairs on the red carpet proved too much for her to manage, yet still managed to take stunning photographs on them.
28) Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy divulged in an interview that while she felt great during her red carpet walk and the Vanity Fair gathering, her dress seemed constricting the entire time. After running into Valentino himself he informed her she had worn it improperly all evening long.
29) Ashley Graham
30) Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara was recognized at the ceremony with an award for Best Comedy Series; other contributors of Modern Family were honored alongside her. However, a behind-the-scenes glimpse showed that in Hollywood even luxurious ensembles sometimes need to be altered quickly in order to prevent themselves from being dismantled during filming.
31) Cameron Diaz
Barrymore and Liu were present when Cameron Diaz experienced a shoe malfunction while crossing the street to greet admirers, thus alleviating much of her distress over having broken her shoe strap! It seems as if her angels have never experienced more excitement!
32) Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj At the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards, Nicki Minaj experienced an embarrassing moment when her gown suddenly opened! However, she quickly grabbed it before it fell off completely and continued with her performance as though nothing had occurred.
33) Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart was in excellent form for the event, making sure her Twitter followers knew about an incident on the blue carpet that occurred there. Although only held together by two strings at first, one snapped off during zipping-up process, which did not diminish her excitement for being there!
34) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Whilst Gaga may have had an elaborate ensemble, she nonetheless masterfully designed it, including long train and ridiculously high heels. When her top accidentally slipped off she quickly corrected this and continued.
Zendaya donned an eye-catching pair of yellow heels at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. Her fashion designer told Footwear News: ‘it has been said that these were never meant for outdoor use – after only eight minutes of walking towards the red carpet I found myself supporting her because her legs had given way!”
36) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck also experienced a red carpet misstep – though it could have been much worse. For the opening night of Suicide Squad in 2016, his choice of wearing a gray suit proved secure enough, however perhaps more time should have been devoted to fastening its buttons before venturing outside.
37) Micaela Schäefer
Micaela Schaefer stole the show at the German premiere of Men in Black 3 with her unique outfit – made entirely out of VHS tapes, which constantly got caught by the breeze and moved around as part of her look. However, Schaefer took this as part of the plan and went with it!
38) Joy Villa
Joy Villa was widely recognized for wearing garments displaying her support of President Trump at formal functions, such as attending the Grammys wearing an outfit with “Make America Great Again” written on it and also an outfit bearing “Build the Wall”. She even donned an “America First” jacket at one point! In 2019 Joy wore another ensemble bearing these words “Build the Wall”.
39) Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone pioneered the high-low fashion trend before it ever became trendy. At the 1998 Academy Awards, the actress wore an unexpected ensemble consisting of a Gap shirt layered over a Vera Wang skirt as an unconventional red carpet look, drawing widespread media coverage for breaking conventions in red carpet dressing in an eye-catching and inspiring manner.
40) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson became the first major celebrity after Harvey Weinstein’s scandal to wear Marchesa designs (Georgina Chapman was then engaged to Weinstein, and reports had circulated that he would pressure them to donning Georgina Chapman’s designs).
41) Ellie Goulding
Anytime someone dresses as a Native American for Halloween or any other purpose is insensitive and offensive. Ellie Goulding received criticism for wearing what she labeled as her Chief attire on Instagram, drawing criticism from fans who perceived this act of racism and thoughtlessness on her part.
42) Hilary Duff and Jason Walsh
43) Lizzy Gardiner
Lizzy Gardiner was inspired to wear her American Express card dress to the Academy Awards, making us wonder about many details: was it heavy, how was it worn, did its cards buckle, and where she got the idea from.
44) Britney Spears
One of the most-talked-about moments from the VMAs took place when Britney Spears wore an iconic outfit accompanied by a snake for her “Slave 4 U” performance in 2001. This look has since been replicated at Halloween celebrations and other themed parties and will always remain unforgettable.
45) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s attire of meat-based clothing caused widespread outrage in the animal rights movement. According to Ingrid Newkirk of PETA, meat represents bloody aggression and agony-something Lady Gaga seems intent upon emphasizing through its outfit.
46) Lady Gaga
Gaga caused outrage among many Muslims when she appeared at London Fashion Week wearing a burqa, leading The Atlantic magazine to label this decision as an “appropriation of another culture”.
47) Katy Perry
People shared their thoughts about Katy Perry’s attire by using words such as awkward, puzzling and absurd to describe the look she wore for an appearance on Good Morning America on September 11th.
48) Gwyneth Paltrow
48) Gwyneth Paltrow One could argue that Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink dress at the Oscars was neither well-suited nor eccentric enough, according to Stacy London who expressed this view when she wrote, “I disliked Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Oscar dress.”
49) Heidi Klum
Certain individuals had strong opinions against Heidi Klum’s elaborate Halloween costume.
50) Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus for Her Appearance Miley Cyrus’ appearance caused considerable outrage after it was revealed she did not obtain permission from Discount Universe prior to performing at her show, leading them to issue this statement: “We are extremely disappointed and shocked about this incident.”
51) Katy Perry
Joseph “Rime” Tierney, a street artist from New York City, accused the graffiti on Katy Perry’s Jeremy Scott dress of plagiarism by taking elements from his “Vandal Eyes” mural in Detroit. Tierney filed suit stating “Rime is an internationally recognized artist yet Moschino and Jeremy Scott have inexplicably used his art on their most popular clothing items without his consent or knowledge.”
52) Junya Watanabe
Watanabe’s fashion line was heavily criticized for having mostly white models wearing traditional African attire. One individual on Twitter asked, “How could you have a fashion show with African fabric and designs and not include any African people?”
53) Katie Price
Katie Price Wreathed in Bizarre Outfit for Clothing Line’s Fifth Anniversary (and Labelled It “Bizarre”!).
54) Karlie Kloss
Victoria’s Secret faced accusations of cultural appropriation when its models appeared on the catwalk wearing Native American headgear.
55) Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera It is believed that Christina was wearing an ensemble comprising “shredded peach velvet and an enormous puffball of fluff for hair extensions”.
56) Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj. We admire Nicki Minaj’s use of leopard print as a motif; however, we’re bewildered as to what purpose the Bride of Frankenstein-style puff serves in her look.
57) Nicki Minaj
People were outraged over Nicki Minaj’s outfit choice and declared it highly offensive; even Pope Francis became involved.
This ensemble has left many speechless.
Bjork in 2001 caused much buzz due to her unconventional and shocking style.
60) Celine Dion
Celine Dion In 1999, Celine Dion’s reversed outfit gained much attention. Celine commented, “At that time it was an advanced style.”
Cher Wage In 1988, when Cher wore her “naked dress”, it caused quite an uproar.
62) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway had intended on wearing Valentino to the Oscars but became aware that one of her co-stars intended on wearing something similar. To prevent an unexpected lookalike situation from developing, Anne decided instead to opt for this Prada gown instead – much to their displeasure!
63) Selena Gomez
People criticized Selena Gomez for breaking with cultural tradition by wearing a Bindi and breaking it off carelessly, possibly just for aesthetic or financial gain. An author stated this so forcefully: “We should not use it carelessly just for beauty or to make money.”
Beyonce generated significant criticism after she released her music video ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ which was shot in India. People complained about cultural appropriation and showing an inaccurate portrayal of India. One twitter user expressed their opinion with these tweets from themself: “I don’t really know what to make of Coldplay’s video, but perhaps white rock bands should stop filming their Holi videos in India now”
65) Chris Brown
At Rihanna’s West Hollywood Halloween soiree, Chris Brown decided to dress as an Arab militant.
66) Katy Perry
Katy Perry caused a stir by wearing an ensemble that featured japanese Geisha-style elements, sparking debate about cultural appropriation and reinforcing stereotypes. One person commented that Katy Perry’s backup dancers appeared to have yellow paint painted onto their faces for some reason.
67) Pop Art Princess
Miley Cyrus made an indelible mark at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards with her outfits, creating one of its most unforgettable looks ever. Simone Harouche made an ensemble for Miley consisting of plastic circles and PVC boots rated a perfect 10!
68) Fashion Bunny
Miley Cyrus made headlines in 2015 for appearing on The Tonight Show wearing an amusing yellow outfit adorned with cute bunny ears – not one Little Black Dress in sight!
69) Dolly Parton
Similar to Dolly Parton, Miley prefers wearing luxurious apparel when going out at night. Therefore, she often dons an extravagant tuxedo complete with cowboy boots and disco ball earrings when heading out.
70) Wig of Wonders
In 2015, Miley Cyrus made headlines when she donned a wig as part of her ensemble for Saturday Night Live’s episode and used it as part of her outfit – yes a wig can indeed make for a great look! (clapping hands emoji).
71) Caped Crusader
On Jimmy Kimmel Live this year, Miley Cyrus appeared wearing an elaborately bejeweled outfit purchased from Hollywood Boulevard that included sparkly nipple covers that have since become her trademark.
72) Smiley Miley
When Miley wears clothing that resembles an explosion of emoticons, it is a sure sign she is making the right choices in terms of clothing choices and dressing appropriately.
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