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Taylor Swift shines at the MTV Video Music Awards, despite Kanye West

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It may have been a controversial moment during last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, but despite being upstaged by Kanye West’s antics while accepting her “Best Female Video” award, it was impossible to ignore how radiant Taylor Swift looked in her glittering, one-shoulder Kaufman Franco gown.

At first I thought she looked too glam and sophisticated for an awards show that usually has pop stars donning pasties, lace veils and anything that screams “look at me!”, but it was nice to see Swift’s chic and understated style shine through a sea of hot messes and over-styled musicians.

What do you think?  Should Taylor Swift start wearing more in-your-face pop star duds or is she better off sticking to her subtle style?

— Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: Taylor swift wear a Kaufman Franco gown to MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards. Credit: Getty Images.
 
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Kanye ranks tops in the idiot category.

She's a class act. It doesn't matter what she wears in my opinion.

Very very classy and i don't think there is anything wrong with being classy at an award show where others choose to make asses out of themselves. it is an award show were you should be able to "wear what you want" and if classy is what suits you, i say go for it!

Kanye West is a jackass and proves it all the time.

plse leave kanye west alone,he did what most people could not have done.let us face the fact that girl does not deserve it.but u know it disgraceful for someone to disrespect u on stage but all the same she does not deserve tht award.but let her ave it.it wil let her improve more and more.go boy kanye west dont mind the hypocrites.

Kanye West was such a jerk at the video awards last night. To even think that what he did was appropriate. I am so totally banning this person off my list of favorites. KANYE WEST YOU HAVE TRULY BELITTLED YOURSELF IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC. YOU ARE NOW GOING DOWN HILL

Um...why am I hearing more about Kanye's stupid stunt with what's her name, than about the stupid chick that jumped onstage at the end of what actually turned into a nice number about New York from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys?
Both were moments of jaw-dropping disrespect and idiocy.
Then again, after what we saw from that ignorant cracker from South Carolina this week, I guess we truly have crossed over into loutish, ignorance being the New Norm in society.
Sheesh.

Some people think they have more power than they actually do. People don't really care what Kanye has to say. None.

shut up. she looks beutiful

America is pissed because we as a people can't handle an awards show being off script. Who cares that Beyonce's video was better? This is no longer about Kanye vs. Taylor, it's about an icon being drunk in public, but lets face it, it's not like that's very surprising. Kanye pulled the same stunt at the EMA's (European Music Awards) and no one cared, but when he does it at the VMA's, it's a crisis because we are America, and we are above that, and blah, blah blah.

PS: @Taylor. How is that look classy? That dress is a million times classier than she is, and that's even with the huge cut-away side.

Joyce shut up! No one deserves to take away a moment like that from anyone. Besides if all of Kayne's fans type and spell as bad as you ...

What a total waste of skin. He needs committed. A true study in social disorder. He and anyone who supports him is an aberration.

K West just showed the world, He has no class. Which most of us already knew and now he proved it.

Its obviously working for her! It's nice to see someone get recognized for true talent and class instead of bad singers who show ALOT of skin. :)

Taylor Swift is doing fine doing what she does just the way she does it.

Taylor was not much disappointed by Mr. west BUT the media worsen the story and its now TOO bad for rude boy...

Kanyes West has apologized and Taylor and her family accepted the apology THEN what is the problem of ANTI-mr. west???

kanye is racest and i cannot stand him GO TAYLOR nor can I stand beyonce its about time someone knowed her down shes not the best

I guess ignorance and drawinging stupid attention to yourself means more than being a professional artist.Shame on such a pathetic clown.why would you discredit an artist at such a time that is deserved, sorry you lost kanye.

I THINK THAT HE SHOULD BE SLAPPED FOR DOING THYAT TO A YOUNG GIRL. JUST BUCAUSE HE DON'T LIKE HER DON'T MEAN ANYTHING. HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN HIS DAMN SEAT AND NOT WENT ON STAGE. HE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER WINNING THAT AWARD. IF I WAS TAYLOR I WOULD PUT MY FOOT SO FAR IN HIS BUTT IT WOULDN'T BE FUNNY.

Kanye West,
He is on the top of the heap of all morons.
He should never be allowed to attend these events again. Shows that the music industry is full of no bodies with no talent but some how moron's waste their money and make them rich.
The music industry is becoming a place for untalented people and is swamped with them.
Pick up a instrument, learn how to play it then you can call yourself a music artist.
Down with Kanye West.
As for her dress, this is how it works the women dress up and look like stars that respect the public who makes them who they are and the men have no taste for fashion in the music business. Remember they think they are gangsters, Guess what, they are little boys who make noise and think they are tough with their guns.
Down with Kanye West.

Kanye West is my man and all but he made a complete idiot out of himself he needs to just lay low for a while i mean i love him and all but i also like Taylor Swift

I think that was stupid of Kanye!! Who would do that? Shes only 17 and won her first award from MTV. Kanye i like your songs but what you did to Taylor was stupid!!!

Taylor Swift is a Disney created hack who has no business calling herself a country artist.

i think it was one of the worse things that Kanye could have ever done to Taylor. she is young and new to all this. I don't think it was staged at all. did you see her poor face. she didn't know what to say or do. give her a damn break. if I had been her i would have went the hell off.

I LOVE TALOR SWIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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