Monica Brown In Alexander McQueen – 2012 BET Awards

Monica Brown was one of the many performers who paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the 2012 BET Awards yesterday evening.

Her emotional rendition of Whitney’s gospel classic ‘I Love The Lord’ even had Soulja Boy shedding a tear.

Monica performed her tribute wearing an Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 dress from the ‘Plato Atlantis’ collection; the last produced by the late designer.

As a long-time fan of Alexander McQueen it’s not a surprise that she opted to wear this dress featuring a kaleidoscopic snakeskin print, v-neck and cap sleeves.

What is a surprise is to see this look as a rise-and-fall gown, as only mini dresses were presented in this print.

Opting to keep the same hairstyle she wore on the red carpet, she added nude pumps to her look. and US are selling this iconic piece as part of their
Alexander McQueen archival collection.

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17 Responses to Monica Brown In Alexander McQueen – 2012 BET Awards

  1. Jeremy July 4, 2012 at 07:17 #

    the dress looks terrible in these photos, but it actually looked quite amazing on stage during the performance itself.

    i mean, from what i could tell, trying to watch despite the tears rolling down my face. that entire 20 minute tribute to Whitney just had me so emotional. she really was a star of a different kind. a true “Superstar Legend” back when there weren’t a million and when singers had to actually SING in order to make it huge.

  2. Jess2 July 3, 2012 at 19:08 #

    No, just no!! I would like to see this dress as it appears on the runway – I don’t like the pattern worn by Monica and I also prefer the shape of the runway version.

  3. cartouche July 3, 2012 at 17:59 #

    this is quite the bastardized version of the original.. the digital print is not symmetrical and looks like a big mess.
    kudos to monica for trying but this dress is awful and really does not reflect the beauty of this collection

  4. Eirwen July 2, 2012 at 16:33 #

    The print is nice while its symmetrical. Her version is not symmetrical (why????), its just a mess.

  5. Jen July 2, 2012 at 16:15 #

    That dress is all kinds of wearing her.

  6. Amy July 2, 2012 at 14:56 #

    I think it’s a knockoff!

    • Fashion Critic July 2, 2012 at 15:05 #

      That is highly unlikely

    • Grace July 3, 2012 at 01:49 #

      I actually agree. The print is…. off. Most of McQueen’s printed dresses appeared to be mirror images, while the print on this dress is more randomized.

      • Shaina July 4, 2012 at 02:18 #


  7. dee July 2, 2012 at 14:41 #

    I don’t like this dress. It seems too overwhelm her.

  8. Nat39 July 2, 2012 at 14:38 #

    The runway short version is too short but the structure of the dress is adorable, and it doesn´t translate on Monica. The footwear could´ve been more inspiring.

    • Nat39 July 2, 2012 at 14:43 #

      Overall, the dress just sits awkwardly on her, giving her an unflattering wide-waisted silhouette.

  9. Christine July 2, 2012 at 14:15 #

    Although she looks good, I am not liking the modified version. I prefer the runway styling too.

    • Yeliz July 2, 2012 at 21:51 #


    • Parvati July 3, 2012 at 02:38 #

      I agree.

  10. andrea July 2, 2012 at 14:08 #

    This look isn’t working for me, the fabric is drowning her petite frame. I wish she’d kept it short like it was presented on the runway… something tells me Solange Knowles would have pulled this same dress off with better success.

    • Alina July 3, 2012 at 06:40 #

      I agree.

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