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 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 favorites below and be sure to return as we’ll be updating it with fresh new looks throughout the night.

WHO: Olivia Rodrigo. WEAR: Versace dress

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; Dolce & Gabbana suit

WHO: Ciara. WEAR: Tom Ford dress

WHO: Madison Beer. WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana dress; Wolford tights; Gianvito Rossi shoes; KATKIM ring

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; Messika jewelry

WHO: Rita Ora. WEAR: Vera Wang outfit

WHO: Shay Mitchell

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Opening Images: Rob Kim/FilmMagic

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