The European Music Awards are the the other major music awards that MTV hands out. While the Video Music Awards celebrate mainstream pop music the EMA’s give us a peak into many other artists that the European music market has to offer. Almost every continent has artists represented in the nominees at the EMA’s. While it does celebrate world music we still see several main stream stars perform and take home EMA trophies. The show bounces around from city to city in Europe. In recent years the show has been held in Rotterdam, Milan, Glasgow, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. This year the show will be based in London and will be hosted by incomparable pop star Rita Ora.Rita is a fashionista and I am expecting to see several major moments from her over the course of the evening at the 2017 MTV European Music Awards. Rita has given both big and dramatic and simple and sexy on the red carpet at the EMA’s before and I am hoping that when she steps out for her hosting duties this year that Rita gives us a little bit of everything. For the red carpet I went for volume picking the biggest gown on this list with this lilac to violet ombré Marchesa Resort 2018 gown which features a one shoulder neckline, pleating floral details at the bodice, and a full length textured skirt. Wearing Marchesa right now could be a big risk for any star. With the Weinstein scandal and its connections to the brand I would wonder if the first person to wear Marchesa will be seen as ‘betraying the sisterhood.’ I personally don’t think that Marchesa, and Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife and the brands co-creative director Georgina Chapman, should be punished for his actions. Rita has worn Marchesa several times in the past and I think that she could be a perfect person to bring the brand back to the red carpet and this gown would do so in such an absolutely major manner. Rita always gives her extra all when she steps out for a red carpet sometimes wearing 2 to 3 looks in one night just as a guest attending a red carpet event. As the host the the 2017 EMA’s I am expecting her to have even more wardrobe changes than usual. To open the show I went to such a major moment with this hot pink one shoulder Armani Prive Fall 2017 Couture one shoulder gown which features a black embellished ruffle one the shoulder. I think that Rita could totally power through the tulle ruffle that could potentially veil part of of her face. I think that Rita is one of the few who know how to work through that without being seen as being overwhelmed.
For her second look I went short with this baroque embellished lace Fausto Puglisi Spring 2018 RTW slip dress. This look is edgy and cool and I think that Rita would definitely rock the hell out of it with a pair of over the knee lace up boots.
Following the baroque lace of the Fausto look I wanted to go for 80’s realness with this Gucci Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which features a bold shoulder printed top and a pair of black cropped silk pants. This is the kind of look that I would expect to see Rita wearing during her street style moments, but I think that for a major music awards show this would be a perfect look for her to quick change into for her hosting duties.
I know edge and rock and roll are the requirements when hosting a music awards show like the MTV European Music Awards, but I really want to see Rita give some major glamour moments on the stage at this years show held at the SSE Arena in London. I fell in love with this abyss blue Elie Saab Fall 2017 RTW gown features an off the ostrich feather shoulder neckline back at the beginning of March when it walked the runway in Paris and I was praying someone would be brave enough to wear it on a red carpet. New season after season has come and this dress has seemed to just fallen into the archives without being worn. I think that if anyone could make it work at this point then it would be Rita and this event is probably the last chance we have at seeing it on a red carpet. I wanted to give different decades and feels of music styles with the looks the I picked for Rita to wear over the course of her hosting duties at the 2017 MTV European Music Awards. I thought that this beige Alberta Ferretti Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which features an organdy feather embellished sleeveless crop top and high waisted suede pants would give distinct Aaliyah meets 90’s Janet Jackson vibes. It is definitely the most relaxed look that I picked for Rita to wear, but every host needs at least one comfy outfit right?
Following that I went to the whole idea of the worlds obsession with 90’s Versace and Donatella’s tribute collection to her brother Gianni. I think that Rita would definitely be one who is vying to get their paws off this Versace Spring 2018 RTW chain strap gown which features a sheath silhouette with a baroque animal mix print. This look is edgy and glamour all wrapped into a majorly sexy package and I know that Rita will just help it ooze sex appeal on the EMA’s stage.
From 90’s sex kitten I went to 80’s drama with this multi-colored Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2018 RTW strapless cocktail dress which features exaggerated hips. This is another standard Rita dress and another I could see her wearing the dress on the sidewalk runway as well, but I think that for an EMA’s stage quick change that she could also really make this look a lot of fun.
Finally I decided to close the show in the same manner in which I opened it. With Rita wearing couture. The glamour of this black iridescent Ralph & Russo Fall 2017 Couture mullet dress would catch the stage lights and shine so amazingly.
I think that there are definitely a few of these looks that if done correctly could upset what I think is a really solid Best Dressed of the Year list. Which of these looks do you most want to see Rita work while hosting the 2017 MTV European Music Awards on November 12, 2017.