The MTV VMAs Red Carpet Looks That Shocked and Amazed Us

The MTV Video Music Awards may have gone on last year but it’s 100% back

The MTV Video Music Awards may have gone on last year but it’s 100% back in 2021, folks—and that includes the red carpet. The VMAs red carpet has long been known as one of the boldest and most experimental of the year (Lady Gaga’s meat dress in 2010 pretty much solidified that), so jaw-dropping looks are to be expected. This year, the big show is back at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and anticipation is high.

Appearances by Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Simone Biles (just to name a few) are expected and the anticipation is high. The red carpet may not be as jam-packed as in previous years, but the memorable fashion is hardly in short supply. Check out our favourites below.

WHO: Olivia Rodrigo

WEAR: Versace dress

WHO: Jennifer Lopez

WEAR: David Koma outfit; Femme shoes; YEPREM and Kavant & Sharart jewelry

WHO: Doja Cat

WEAR: Vivienne Westwood dress

WHO: Camila Cabello

WEAR: Alexis Mabille dress; KATKIM earrings

WHO: Kacey Musgraves

WEAR: Valentino Couture dress, hat, and gloves; Schutz shoes

WHO: Lil Nas X

WEAR: Versace outfit

WHO: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian

WEAR: Thom Browne suit; Olivier Theyskens dress

WHO: Normani

WEAR: Patrycja Pagas outfit

WHO: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly

WEAR: Mugler dress (on Megan Fox); Dolce & Gabbana suit; Christian Louboutin shoes (on Machine Gun Kelly)

WHO: Ciara

WEAR: Tom Ford dress

WHO: Madison Beer

WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana dress; Wolford tights; Gianvito Rossi shoes; KATKIM ring; Mimi So earrings

WHO: Bia

WEAR: Bottega Veneta dress, bag, and shoes

WHO: Shawn Mendes

WEAR: Mans suit; Judy Turner Liza tank top

WHO: Leslie Grace

WEAR: Oscar de la Renta dress

WHO: Avril Lavigne

WEAR: Area outfit

WHO: Alicia Keys

Wear: Louis Vuitton outfit

WHO: Billy Porter

WHO: Dixie and Charlie D’Amelio

WEAR: Aliétte dress (on Dixie D’Amelio)

WHO: Billie Eilish

WHO: Simone Biles

WHO: Paris Hilton

WEAR: The Blonds dress

WHO: Halle Bailey

WEAR: Mônot dress

WHO: Chloe Bailey

WEAR: Marni dress

WHO: Anitta

WEAR: Miss Sohee dress; Wempe jewelry

WHO: Winnie Harlow

WEAR: LaQuan Smith outfit; Christian Louboutin shoes; Messika jewelry

WHO: Rita Ora

WEAR: Vera Wang outfit

WHO: Shay Mitchell

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