Star Awards: Eyebrow-raising looks you forgot existed

Even Jeffrey Xu’s outrageous get-ups are considered tame compared to these crazy outfits from the past 

Star Awards: Eyebrow-raising looks you forgot existed
Star Awards: Eyebrow-raising looks you forgot existed
02 Apr 2019

Star Awards: Eyebrow-raising looks you forgot existed

If you thought Lee Teng's "pimp" getup at last year’s Star Awards was outrageous, he's got nothing on what these stars donned to the glitzy ceremony in the early noughties. From fur coats and accessories, to psychedelic and “burglar” styles, here are some bizarre red carpet looks that deserve a little exposure.  

Christopher Lee (2001)
Christopher Lee (2001)
22 Mar 2017

Christopher Lee (2001)

While velvet suits are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, we hope that velvet track pants – paired with velvet suit jackets, no less – remain firmly in the past.
  

Paige Chua (Show 2, 2013)
Paige Chua (Show 2, 2013)
22 Mar 2017

Paige Chua (Show 2, 2013)

If Paige didn’t tell us this was a Christian Siriano gown, we would have thought she wrapped herself with an orange rug.

Bryan Wong (Show 2, 2010)
Bryan Wong (Show 2, 2010)
22 Mar 2017

Bryan Wong (Show 2, 2010)

(Pecs) party on the front, business on the back. Woo hoo!

Dawn Yeoh (Show 2, 2007)
Dawn Yeoh (Show 2, 2007)
22 Mar 2017

Dawn Yeoh (Show 2, 2007)

As if rocking a goth princess look were not enough for Dawn, she went full-on gothic lolita at the 2007 Star Awards.

Xie Shaoguang (2001)
Xie Shaoguang (2001)
22 Mar 2017

Xie Shaoguang (2001)

Shaoguang was not nominated for an award that year so apparently, he decided to bring his own (hunting) trophy with him to the ceremony.

Pierre Png, Zheng Geping, Chen Hanwei, and Dai Xiang Yu (Show 2, 2011)
Pierre Png, Zheng Geping, Chen Hanwei, and Dai Xiang Yu (Show 2, 2011)
22 Mar 2017

Pierre Png, Zheng Geping, Chen Hanwei, and Dai Xiang Yu (Show 2, 2011)

While we’d normally rage about Pierre’s baggy suit, it looks pretty decent compared to Geping’s exposed chest, Hanwei’s Laffy Taffy shoes, and Xiang Yu’s resemblance to an anaconda. 

Yvonne Lim (2001)
Yvonne Lim (2001)
22 Mar 2017

Yvonne Lim (2001)

Quetzalcoatl called, he wants his plumage back.
 

Dai Xiang Yu (Show 2, 2009)
Dai Xiang Yu (Show 2, 2009)
22 Mar 2017

Dai Xiang Yu (Show 2, 2009)

While Zhang Zhenhuan (left) and Dasmond Koh’s outfits haven’t aged well, we’re getting the biggest kick out of Xiang Yu’s “Barbie and Ken on ice” look.

Dasmond Koh (Show 2, 2009)
Dasmond Koh (Show 2, 2009)
22 Mar 2017

Dasmond Koh (Show 2, 2009)

Dasmond’s tuxedo looks like it got struck by a hurricane on his way to the Star Awards.

Michelle Chia (Show 2, 2011)
Michelle Chia (Show 2, 2011)
22 Mar 2017

Michelle Chia (Show 2, 2011)

Maybe it’s the heat or we’re just thirsty, but Michelle’s breastplate left us craving strawberry Slurpees.

Hong Hui Fang (Show 2, 2002)
Hong Hui Fang (Show 2, 2002)
22 Mar 2017

Hong Hui Fang (Show 2, 2002)

We’re going to blame this one on Lord of the Rings’ popularity that year.
 

Ben Yeo (2005)
Ben Yeo (2005)
22 Mar 2017

Ben Yeo (2005)

Ben should count himself lucky that he wore this outfit before The Dark Knight turned purple suits into a Halloween costume.
 

Dasmond Koh (Show 1, 2010)
Dasmond Koh (Show 1, 2010)
22 Mar 2017

Dasmond Koh (Show 1, 2010)

Did Dasmond forget that he was hitting the red carpet and not the ski slopes?

Nat Ho (2007)
Nat Ho (2007)
22 Mar 2017

Nat Ho (2007)

This look might be horribly passé, but in Nat’s defence, Pirates of the Caribbean WAS pretty big in 2007….
 

Jeanette Aw (Show 1, 2007)
Jeanette Aw (Show 1, 2007)
22 Mar 2017

Jeanette Aw (Show 1, 2007)

Jeanette looked less like an A-list actress and more like The Great Pumpkin from Peanuts at the Star Awards in 2007.
 

Sora Ma (Show 2, 2013)
Sora Ma (Show 2, 2013)
22 Mar 2017

Sora Ma (Show 2, 2013)

Looks like Sora got a yak hairdo to match her “hairy” dress. Or was it the other way round?

Romeo Tan and Jeffrey Xu (Show 2, 2011)
Romeo Tan and Jeffrey Xu (Show 2, 2011)
22 Mar 2017

Romeo Tan and Jeffrey Xu (Show 2, 2011)

Jeffrey must have fallen from heaven pretty hard, because this outfit is BUSTED. (Meanwhile, Romeo looks just like a Troll doll – you’ve come a long, long way, boys.)
 

Chen Hui Hui (2001)
Chen Hui Hui (2001)
22 Mar 2017

Chen Hui Hui (2001)

It’s understandable that some actresses want to look slim at the Star Awards, but Hui Hui took the skin and “bones” look a little too far.

Jeanette Aw (Show 2, 2007)
Jeanette Aw (Show 2, 2007)
22 Mar 2017

Jeanette Aw (Show 2, 2007)

We can’t help feeling a little nostalgic for the days when Jeanette would show up to Star Awards wearing something like this, which was a little over-the-top even by 2007’s standards.
 

Shaun Chen (Show 2, 2011)
Shaun Chen (Show 2, 2011)
22 Mar 2017

Shaun Chen (Show 2, 2011)

Was Shaun worried that his Star Awards look would be so forgettable that he decided to dress up a Hugh Hefner?

Kelly Poon (2005)
Kelly Poon (2005)
22 Mar 2017

Kelly Poon (2005)

Kelly is unrecognisable in a furry vest and skirt resembling craft paper.
 

Terence Cao (2001)
Terence Cao (2001)
22 Mar 2017

Terence Cao (2001)

Oh, Terence. How could you let this flirty burglar look fade into obscurity?
 

Yao Wen Long (Show 1, 2007)
Yao Wen Long (Show 1, 2007)
22 Mar 2017

Yao Wen Long (Show 1, 2007)

Terence Cao’s 2001 Star Awards look, getai version.

Hong Hui Fang (Show 2, 2013)
Hong Hui Fang (Show 2, 2013)
22 Mar 2017

Hong Hui Fang (Show 2, 2013)

Sorry Hui Fang, but this look with the renaissance shirt, glossy skirt and the blonde wig are giving us major cosplay vibes.

Liu Qiulian (2002)
Liu Qiulian (2002)
22 Mar 2017

Liu Qiulian (2002)

Qiulian’s combination of peekaboo bra and “look down here” necklace would have been perfect for our raunchiest looks feature.
 

Thomas Ong (Show 1, 2014)
Thomas Ong (Show 1, 2014)
22 Mar 2017

Thomas Ong (Show 1, 2014)

Thomas was probably going for shabby chic but ended up looking like a homeless boho.

Mark Lee (Show 2, 2013)
Mark Lee (Show 2, 2013)
22 Mar 2017

Mark Lee (Show 2, 2013)

Mark’s psychedelic suit and matching cumber band gave our eyes a bit of a seizure.

Jeremy Chan (Show 2, 2010)
Jeremy Chan (Show 2, 2010)
22 Mar 2017

Jeremy Chan (Show 2, 2010)

Looks like Jeremy was 25 years too late for the mullet trend.

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Celebs’ most unforgettable Star Awards looks​​​​​​​ 
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Star Awards’ raciest looks​​​​​​​ 
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