Kat Armstrong: Celebritease


What's The Deal with Men in Harem Pants?

And why were there so many at the American Music Awards this year?

For those of you too busy watching Dexter jump the shark or Rick go banana-cokoo on The Walking Dead, I'd like to point you toward's last night's American Music Awards. They are, I think, an awards show that Dick Clark started but I'm not sure what the criteria for winning is other than, "be popular." Anyway, it was the 40th anniversary of the show last night (Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj seemed to have been the big winners) and the men's fashion on the show was sort of head scratching. Harem pants have been in-stylish (again) for the last year or two (especially with the American Apparel crowd) but you don't see them very often....until recently. I didn't understand it at all until I watched last night's AMAs and it all made perfect, adorable sense. 

News broke earlier this weekend that Bieber and Selena Gomez called it quits and the very next day, Justin was seen in this masterpiece of an outfit:


Michael K over at Dlisted called this outfit a "GD baby outfit." Ridiculous. So it didn't surprise me that the Biebs wore this for his AMA performance last night:

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Leather harem pants! Touche, Biebs, touche. 

What did surprise me was Psy in harem pants. But I quickly found out what his deal was:

Can I just say how AMAZING I think this performance was? Does this mean Hammer's triumphant return? Does it also mean that the harem pants fad of Fall 2012 was ONLY due to the return of MC Hammer to the stage? I hope so...because dudes, you look RIDICULOUS. 

So, spill it! What did you think of last night's American Music Awards?