Beyonce's Bold Fashion Choice: "She Looked Fantastic"

11/07/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

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Beyonce Knowles is known for her glamorous wardrobe choice, tending to glittering gowns, curve-hugging minis and elegant creations from Armani for her many red carpet events. Which is why we did a double take when the singer turned up at the MTV Europe Awards in not one, but two dresses from notoriously edgy British designer Gareth Pugh. Beyonce’s stylist Ty Hunter tells PEOPLE, “Gareth Pugh’s work is explosive and she had to wear it. She thinks he is an amazing talent.” The young Brit is a master of dark, almost-goth looks with incredible architectural details. Beyonce’s performance dress, which is made of elastic bands and rows and rows of YKK zippers, first appeared on the designer’s Fall 2008 runway with matching leggings that Knowles wisely skipped. Pugh himself tells PEOPLE, “I’m delighted she wore my dresses, she looked fantastic.” We agree, and we love that Beyonce is supporting up-and-coming young designers while trying out cool, new looks. That metallic robot glove, we’re a little less sure about. Tell us: What do you think of Beyonce’s fashion choice? — reporting by Monique Jessen

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Alicia on

OMG, this look is terrible. I think that she is just trying to be super outrageous because of the whole Sasha Fierce thing. Some of her new looks and hairstyles and really out there and no in a good way. I think if Beyonce keeps it up she’s gonna be headed for the worst dressed list… just like her sister.

Kim on

Absolutely hideous!

gery on

It’s just not her! SHe is lacking the crazy and rocky touch both in her soul and songs to wear these outfit! Beyonce should accept the diva status, she is slowly reaching her thirties and some maturity. Plus she is too curvy for this kind of geometry, and accessories make the show with her, so without them…she’s not the same! Rihanna would rock this dres better: younger, slimmer, pixie and more rock’n roll! Anyway, I’m Beyonce fan like forever, I grew up with her and don’t feel like getting lost right now, I see doing charity, great hits, intimate concerts, having a family, and carry on being the model she has always been to me!

Taneka on

Uh,awful! She has beeb tryingt do the edgy daring interesting look like Rihanna has mastered for the last year now and still cannot get it right.She is jusr too texas/bumpkin/cheesy/tacky/bigger is better type of stule-she cant go to simple styles,when she does she looks awkward and uncomfortable.Only Rihanna can pull off that style-beyonce is too stuffy and tacky with her style,like a bkack dolly parton stuck in the 70’s still!Stop trying your making it worse for yourself,Rihanna owns what style is now period,your too boring for it!!

Melody on

I think Beyonce is pretty, but the dress is horrible! It is really weird looking at the clothes on here and participating in surveys. Sometimes the clothes just suck and no one looks good in them! This is one of those cases. It looks like a costume from some space movie in the 50’s.

lisa on

Tell me this was for halloween!!

What really kills me is that she wore puffy “mall” hair and big hoop earrings with this thing!

jenna on

that dress looks like something the jetsons would what people thought other people would wear in the future a long, long time ago! i dont like it. and it doesnt even give her any curves and makes her look manly.

J.kob on

i love this look- she is reiventing and of course it is a little strange to witness because we weren’t expecting it, but its great shes supporting new and young designers.

florence sharpe on

I like that Beyonce is trying dufferent things.
As for the comment made by Denise that B is trying to compete with Rihanna, please while I do like Rihanna there is no comparison to Beyonce . Beyonce for one is a woman Rihanna is still a girl and why would Beyonce have to or try to compete with Rihanna? Beyonce is a nine time grammy winner compared to Rihanna’s one grammy.


mahad on

i agree.that she fantastic girl. but how she my addrees just i like queen ti is so art

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