Specs and Shades at the VMAs

As always, there was no shortage of crazy fashion debuts at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. While Lady Gaga has adopted raw meat as her latest fashion accessory, we recommend glamming it up sans cow byproducts and opting for a hot pair of sunnies or bold optical frames instead like the rest of these celebs.

Just like at the Emmy’s, aviators and wayfarers seemed to be the favored sunglass styles at the VMAs.

MTV’s infamous Jersey Shore cast wasn’t trying to escape the limelight, as usual. In his signature open-shirt stance, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino showcased his washboard abs in a pair of oversized aviators with gradient lenses. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was looking sharp in his navigators and Vinny Guadagnino kicked up the tough guy vibe in blacked out wayfarers.

Jersey Shore

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Chuy Bravo, VMA host Chelsea Handler’s favorite sidekick, complemented his blue attire in a pair of gold-rimmed aviators with yellow mirrored lenses.

Chuy Bravo

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Pop icons and best buds, Usher and Justin Bieber both rocked black wayfarers to match their completely black ensemble. Usher went with the blacked out look while Justin went with smooth gradient lenses. Frequent collaborators Lil Jon and Kevin Rudolf wore similar thick-rimmed blacked out aviators to go with their rocker look. Winners of Best Rock Video for their song “Kings and Queens,” 30 Seconds to Mars looked futuristic in their frames with band members in flat tops, aviators and blacked out lenses.

Usher, Justin Bieber, Lil John, Kevin Rudolf, 30 Seconds to Mars

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Geek chic specs also made their mark on the evening.

All you “Gleeks” out there take note – both Amber Riley and Kevin McHale were seen rocking their nerdy frames. Amber was fabulously framed as she helped present the award for Best Pop Video in a black, sparkly tulle fringed dress that made for the perfect edgy look when paired with her frames. Kevin kept it preppy with a hipster edge in his thick black glasses and simple striped sweater atop a white collared shirt.

Amber Riley and Kevin McHale

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Matt Bennett, star of Nickelodeon’s show Victorious, went for the casual-grunge look, complete with messy curls and topped off with thick black frames.

Matt Bennett

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LMFAO singer Redfoo definitely wins the prize for having the frames that make the biggest statement! Known for always dressing with flair, Redfoo turned it up a notch and wore purple and black zebra print shorts with a neon zip-up hoodie. He wrangled in his frizzy fro with a pair of gigantic white, graphic frames. You might not want to take it to Redfoo’s extreme, but you’ve got to love his fearless style.

SkyBlu and Redfoo of LMFAO

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