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What the Hell Is Happening at the Brit Awards?

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There’s a reason why most awards shows happen either pre– or post–Fashion Week — and this assortment of outfits from the Brit Awards, which happened tonight in London, is evidence. Better known as the British equivalent of the Grammys, this red carpet is proof of what can happen when all the stylists are away and stars are left to fend for themselves. From Katy Perry’s best impersonation of an Egyptian highlighter to Jessie J’s misguided use of zinc oxide, click through our slideshow for the five worst looks from the Brit Awards.

Photo: Dave J Hogan/2014 Dave J Hogan

Katy Perry

Does this costume radically misappropriate Egyptian iconography, a nice set of highlighters – or both?

Photo: Fred Duval/2014 Fred Duval

Rita Ora

“I may star in 50 Shades of Gray, but first check out me out in 35 Shades of Yellow.” – Rita Ora’s Real Housewives tagline.

Photo: Fred Duval/2014 Fred Duval

Ellie Goulding

Hidden underneath that skirt are a pouch of teeth that Ellie Goulding collected the night before from under children’s pillowcases.

Photo: David M. Benett/2014 David M. Benett

Aluna Francis

What you wear when you are called out of your gynecological exam for a last-minute musical performance.

Photo: 2014 Dave J Hogan

Jessie J

Someone should tell Jessie J zinc oxide doesn’t go on your lips.

Photo: 2014 Dave J Hogan

Little Ant and Lil Dec

Our feelings exactly, after seeing the looks on the red carpet.

What the Hell Is Happening at the Brit Awards?