Viewers aren't supposed to take the MTV Music Awards too seriously.
After all, following a year that saw her rarely wear pants and occasionally offer her children cigarettes, Britney Spears walked away last night with three trophies.
Still, commenting on celebrity fashion at events such as this is serious business. That's why we've posted a series of pics from the stage and the red carpet, from performances by Rihanna to poses by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.
Check them all out in our MTV Music Awards album now, and also click on each thumbnail below for a larger version...