For ages, celebrities have opted to stop traffic on the red carpet in dresses that reveal more than they cover, in dazzling, barely-there dresses. Is this about fashion, or about chosing the route that's bound to get attention? No doubt that not even close to everyone could pull off these looks. When we are all speculating what a star might wear to a particular event, why not shock us all by wearing nearly nothing at all? It's the ultimate spectacle, and now we just have to wait for the next big celeb to jump on the bandwagon.
Above image: Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Awards, inciting a true stop and stare moment in her barely-there Swarovski dress.
Beyonce at the 2015 Met Gala, showing up the other celebrities dressed according to the "China: Through the Looking Glass" theme.
Amber Rose wearing a dress of strategically placed chains at the 2014 MTV VMA Awards.
Unsurprisingly, the always down for a spectacle Miley Cyrus included herself in this tradition on the red carpet for the 2013 IHeartRadio Music Festival.
A throwback: Lil' Kim at the 2000 MTV VMA Awards.
Another throwback: Rose McGowan with her equally shocking date Marilyn Manson on the red carpet at the 1998 MTV Awards.