Taking place smack dab in the middle of NYFW, one would think that the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards would be easily overshadowed by the allure of spring runways and seasonal street style fashion. But one should never underestimate the power of the 39-year-old show, which is known for its ultra-bold, over-the-top fashion moments from some of the music industry’s biggest stars. Think about it: The VMAs has delivered iconic and historical red carpet moments that stand the test of time like Lil Kim’s infamous lavender jumpsuit and floral nipple pasty from 1999, Jennifer Lopez’s all-white bandana-topped pants outfit from 2000, and Lady Gaga’s meat dress from 2010.
It seems this year’s event is keeping the VMA’s style legacy going. The presenters, performers, and attendees truly went all out with their looks. Kicking things off on a high note is belle of the ball, Olivia Rodrigo, who wore a silver gown by Ludovic de Saint Sernin, looking every bit the Hollywood starlet. And then there was Megan Thee Stallion who embraced the sheer dress trend in a black corseted Brandon Blackwood number. In a quintessential VMAs moment, singer Anitta stopped traffic in an eclectic, cut-out Schiaparelli dress and mismatched earrings.
And that’s just naming a few. Ahead, the best A-list looks from the 2023 VMAs .
The model rocked vintage Jean Paul Gaultier and Melissa Kaye Jewelry for her pink carpet moment.
The singer wore a sleek Rodarte masterpiece, paired with sky-high glittering platforms.
Gomez opted for a red Oscar de la Renta dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Lil Nas X
The artist pulled his look straight from the latest NYFW runways, opting for an all-white ensemble from Palomo Spain’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection.
The pink-haired beauty completed her candy locks with sheer gown from Ashi Studio and Jacob and Co. jewelry.
The comedian and actor wore a sheer Jason Wu dress from the fall/winter collection.
Choosing a little black dress for the occasion, Swift stunned in a Versace gown.
The singer, who was honored with the Video Vanguard award, wore a glimmering Versace dress.
The country star was seeing red in a cut-out number from Mônot.
The “Vampire” singer went for Old Hollywood vibes in a floor-length silver gown by Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Roger Vivier shoes.
The musician wears a creation from Area’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection.
The Brazilian singer delivered fashion with a capital “F” in a Schiaparelli ensemble from the Fall/Winter 2023 collection.
Megan Thee Stallion
The rapper stunned in an elegant and sultry Brandon Blackwood gown and Jacob and Co jewels.
The comedian’s take on the LBD (courtesy of Quine Li) reads fresh and interesting.
Cardi B’s heavy metal gown and coordinating accessories by Dilara Findikoglu brought rock and roll glam vibes to the pink carpet.
More to come....