The awards show is known for making history, and the looks are no exception
The 2023 MTV VMAs are upon us, and before the stars hit the stage for what are sure to be unforgettable acceptance speeches and performances, they're making their mark on the red carpet. Scroll through to see what Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Demi Lovato, Olivia Rodrigo and more are wearing to kick off one of music's biggest nights.
Nominated for a whopping 11 awards, Taylor Swift oozed superstar vibes in an asymmetrical gown with gold grommets and sandals.
Shakira, Shakira! The star, who will be honored with this year's coveted video vanguard award (oh, and she nominated for a handful of awards and performing) dripped in a liquid gold dress ahead of her milestone night.
"Bongos" rapper Cardi B, who's performing her instant hit and is also nominated, looked like money in a strapless gown which appeared to be covered in metal hair clips and matching gladiator-style cuffs.
To be clear: There was nothing basic about Demi Lovato's black look. The nominee and performer's look featured a geometric oversize coat which showed off a sliver of her equally cool outfit underneath. Her show of choice: the Christian Louboutin "Hot Chick Sling."
Doja Cat, who's nominated for 6 moonmen tonight and also performing, left little to the imagination on the MTV VMAs pink carpet in a cobweb-like dress and see-through heels. A dramatic cat eye and lashes (which together gave the illusion of a spider) plus oxblood nails added to the drama.
Megan Thee Stallion
Before she performed "Bongos" alongside Cardi B, nominee Megan Thee Stallion wowed in a tulle corset gown with exposed silk grosgrain boning by Brandon Blackwood NYC. She accessorized the sheer black design with a matching statement choker, bracelet and manicure.
One of the night's 6-time nominees, Olivia Rodrigo sparkled on the MTV VMAs pink carpet in a high-shine, floor-skimming dress and Roger Vivier platform sandals. Sleek hair and vampy nails completed her look.
Presenter Saweetie rocked a metallic pink Area gown embellished with two large bones. Extra-long nails gave her Stone Age glam an edgy vibe.
"I feel amazing," the presenter and musician said on the MTV VMAs pink carpet of her Jason Wu fit: a sheer, embellished layer over a black bodysuit plus earrings and rings by Reza.
Another star pulling double-duty as nominee and performer (times two!), Anitta struck a pose in a two-tone, belly-baring Schiaparelli gown ("I'm the key" she declared on the pink carpet, alluding to its keyhole design) and vibrant earrings.
Sabrina Carpenter, who lit up the pre-show with a performance, also stepped on the pink carpet in an ethereal tulle bustier dress.
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