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The 22 Most Outrageous Red Carpet Looks Of 2016

It's been a wild ride.

We fashion enthusiasts live for red carpet moments that take our breath away, reminding us why we care about what celebrities wear to events in the first place.

This look was one of those moments:

Some others, exhibited below, are not.

In 2016, celebrities the world over stepped out in looks that left us scratching our heads, looking on in utter amazement and thinking, “How did they do that? WHY did they do that?”

There were thigh-high slits and nearly naked wardrobe malfunctions waiting to happen. There was big hair, tiny tops and, of course, Nev Schulman’s nearly-naked fiancée, Laura Perlongo.

In short, 2016 was made even more outrageous than it was on its own thanks to the 22 daring outfits below. We’re looking at you, Lady Gaga.

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Sadie Pinn (L) and Pam Hogg at the Brit Awards on Feb. 24
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Joy Villa at the Grammys on Feb. 15
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Lori Petty at the SAG Awards on Jan. 30
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Laura Perlongo and Nev Schulman at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28
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Baddie Winkle at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28
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Madonna and Riccardo Tisci at the Met Gala on May 2
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Lady Gaga in NYC on Oct. 22
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Bella Hadid at Cannes Film Festival on May 17
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Cassie at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28
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Solange Knowles at the Met Gala on May 2
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Chrissy Teigen at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20
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Charli XCX at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Nov. 6
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Bella Thorne at the 2016 American Music Awards on Nov. 20
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YouTuber Lauren Giraldo at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20
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Z LaLa at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20
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Lady Gaga at the Met Gala on May 2
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Elle King at the CMA Awards on Nov. 2
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Elena Lenina at the Cannes Film Festival on May 13
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Pharrell at a "Hidden Figures" screening on Dec. 14
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Lady Gaga at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards on March 20
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Will.i.am at the Met Gala on May 2
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Cynthia Erivo at the Tony Awards on June 12