It’s the battle of the fashionable felines and the competition is fierce. Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards saw a solid mix of fashion hits and misses on the red carpet. And though it was hard to focus on anything other than Miley’s mini buns/butt, something about Katy Perry’s dress was giving us serious déjà vu. We soon realized that we’d seen her leopard-print Emanuel Ungaro look not once, but twice before. The gown was worn by Canadian model Coco Rocha at this year’s Met Gala, and more recently by our cover girl Olivia Wilde in FASHION’s September issue. Quelle scandal!
Rocha wore a floor-length version of the dress (that only a supermodel could pull off) to May’s annual Met Gala in New York. The thigh-high slit was refreshing, considering the gown’s high neck and long sleeves. The model completed the look with ankle boots and blunt bangs. Rocha had fun with her makeup opting for seriously dramatic eyes and bright pink cheeks. At the VMAs, Perry, who undoubtedly chose the print in celebration of her insta-hit “Roar,” paired the seriously embellished curve-hugging gown with black and gold sandals by Céline. Unlike Rocha, the singer let the dress do the talking (or the meowing) with minimal makeup and a high ponytail.
Rocha took to twitter after bumping into Perry on Sunday night’s red carpet: “On the @MTV #Vmas red carpet where I spy #KatyPerry wearing my #MetGala #Ungaro gown!!” the model tweeted. She also jokingly commented to Mashable’s red carpet team, “I wore her dress at the Met, so I’m going to be phoning someone up and wondering what happened there.” Looks like the talons are out now!
Olivia Wilde wears the frock in FASHION’s September issue, making her the third frisky feline in the mix. Unlike the other leading ladies, Wilde’s hair is left down, styled into loose beachy waves. In the beauty department, Wilde’s intense eyeliner and skin-toned lips are as bold as her black nail polish. A Dean Davidson ring completes the ensemble.
So who wore the leopard print look best? Vote in our poll and let us know!
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