While we admire these celebs for their style risks and daring ensembles, 2011 was certainly filled with more than a few, well, totally outrageous looks. Rihanna showed off her penchant for burlesque-inspired costumes on stage and off. Katy Perry donned a pink bob, block-shaped hats, Smurf-inspired dresses, and cherry-blossom-themed getups. Lady Gaga rocked a dozen different styles this year that included sky-high McQueen platforms, neon turquoise hair, and facial prosthetics. Last but not least, Nicki Minaj erred on the side of all things colorful, pink, and zany. From blue-tinged beehives to floral bustiers, nothing was off limits for the hip-hop singer. Now it's time for you to decide — which celeb earned some serious bragging rights for most outrageous style this year?
Haute couture is magical, and the looks that emerge from the week of shows in Paris vary from the incredibly gorgeous, to the downright wild. Would you ever wear a dress that looks like splattered water, or a hat in the shape of a radio? Probably not, but that's not the point. It's about fashion as art, and designers have an opportunity to create things that go far beyond what most of us would ever dream of wearing to our next party (Daphne Guinness and Lady Gaga being the exceptions). Be sure to check out our roundups of Paris Haute Couture, and then click this slideshow to see the most fascinating, outrageous, and striking looks of the shows.
Unlike any other awards night, the Met's Costume Institute Gala is the night where stars and fashion lovers are encouraged to be as bold as possible. Last night, ladies and gents alike gave us plenty to buzz at, and reminded us that fashion should always be good fun. From Vogue editors' bold splashes of color and print to Beyoncé's walking troubles and Karolina's leggings, it was clear that fashion ruled. Click the slideshow to see the most outrageous and amazing looks from the Met Gala 2011.