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

FILED UNDER: Beyonce , Dresses , Red Carpet
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LBW on

Helping young designers is a good thing, but that dress is pretty strange.

lashla on

I love beyonce but i think she is starting to be under pressure to fit in with the new look. The new look is not so glamour and big hair anymore… is more urban, dark, and high fashion. Which does not suit her to me. She is competing with rihanna on her new look… it is very obvious, and really not her. I think she needs to just find a different stylist… that can help her new look (to also remain her sexy glamour way) but a little more edgy. This is just my opinion

Sophie on

OMG! Hideous!

JP on

I agree, this look is terrible. I love B, But she trying to re-event herself and its not working. Stick to your roots B. Your classy, conservative, modern and diva. This extra stuff is not working for you. Stay True to Yourself unless you’ve been faking it thus far…….and Now we see the real “B”…………….Question??

Becky on

Another victim of money not buying taste!

Edgy is ok within reason, wearing a Scifi/Alien/Robot Warrior inspired dress to anything other than a costume party is just ridiculous.

She is a beautiful young woman who can do much better than that. Someone needs to upgrade her!!

k2 on

The dress is a great performance piece; nothing to wear in the streets.
She was on stage performing and it was a perfect choice. It is ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kayla on

I love Beyonce I think she has the best style ever she is so talented

xoxo123 on

A little too far….. edgy can be cool within reason but this dress is pushing it… i guess it’s ok if preforming but anywhere else absolutely NOT

Helena on

I think this outfit belongs more behind a glass case in an art museum rather than on somebody’s body. I doubt anybody but Bjork could pull this off really well.

Denise on

She should stop trying to be edgy and different she is trying to compete with Rihanna and she falls way short!!!

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