I feel like most people played it very safe this year. There were no stunning gowns, and there were no absolute misses (at least not from anyone of note - um, maybe Shailene). There were plenty of nice gowns, and there were plenty of average looks, and overall, I was really bored. I don't know how I feel about sleeves being such a big trend.
I agree that Jessica Chastain was probably best dressed, but in any other year, that look wouldn't make much of an impression.
I hope Berenice's Lady Clairol Carrot Top dye job is for a film, or something.
Approaching a song rhythmically, rather than melodically, is something synonymous with Beyonce/DC and probably her claim to fame in respects to the question being posed.Of course CIL pretty much popularized "Go-Go" in popular music. The only other notable "Go-Go" song prior to CIL is "Doin' The Butt", and that was 1988.
An argument could be made that Beyonce is the one who popularized the heavy Urban/Hip-Hop driven backing with R&B outside of the US. "Deja Vu", "Drunk In Love" (in time), and CIL just to name a few.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are" - B.F.
Bottom line is that this is a lesson for me too... I should not invest so much of my emotions in Gaga... For me her success means that a gay icon is finally getting its due recognition. I don't want her to be called a fad. I'm literally crying right now...