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7 Red Carpet Fashion Disasters Involving Neon

Fergie, Ke$ha and Katy Perry wear their craziest neon looks.

Fergie, Ke$ha and Katy Perry wear their craziest neon looks.

Earlier this week, we admitted that we didn’t despise neon as much as we once did–because its popularity has petered out in a big since its peak ubiquity in 2012.

…But, while searching for examples of successful neon looks–many of which we found!–we also came across all the ones that made us fear and loath it in the first place. Fergie, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha and more ahead.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

Fergie, at the Grammys in Jean Paul Gaultier.

Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals

Katy Perry, dressed like a chew toy.

Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch - Arrivals

And again, but more sophisticated.

MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 - Media Boards

Ke$ha gives no fucks about being included here.

2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen - Arrivals

Leona Lewis in a look that will surely be trotted out on VH1′s inevitable I <3 The Teens and all the talking heads will joke about that time when everyone wore neon and crop tops.

26th Annual ARIA Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Which brings us to Nicki Minaj, looking like Daenerys Targaryen emerging from a Lisa Frank trapper keeper, phoenix-like.

Carolina Herrera - Front Row - Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

And you know what? Fuck it. We actually like how all of these looks embrace their own ridiculousness–Nicki Minaj wore this look to sit front row at the Carolina Herrera show while sitting directly beside Anna Wintour.

In other words, the neon trend gave us this:

Carolina Herrera - Front Row - Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Viva la neon.

All photos via Getty

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  • Julia Sonenshein

    That last picture is everything.

  • Roxanne Marie Zoltan

    “Daenerys Targaryen emerging from a Lisa Frank trapper keeper, phoenix-like” is all of my goals and aspirations in one.