The MTV Video Music Awards have become known for shocking fashion statements. Who can forget Lil Kim’s one-shouldered jumpsuit with matching sequin nipple pasties or Lady Gaga’s meat dress from the early aughts? And although the 2020 VMAs looked different this year—with a socially-distanced red carpet, no-audience performances, and remote acceptance speeches—stars still delivered on the style front. From Gaga’s nine (yes, nine!) ensembles to Miley Cyrus’s jaw-dropping look, here are some of the must-see fashion moments from one of the music industry’s biggest nights.
Hosting the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, Keke Palmer opened the show in this fun, feathery moment by Ralph & Russo.
Known for her showstopping looks, the “Midnight Sky” singer went with a sexy, sheer black dress with mirrored embellishments and matching gloves by Mugler.
The rapper, who won Best New Artist, donned a crimson chainmail mini-dress by Versace, complete with lots of jewels, matching eye shadow, and a floor-skimming braid.
On hand as a presenter, the supermodel sported a sheer black bodysuit and boyish trouser by Nensi Dojaka.
For her first look of the night, the pop superstar channeled the infamous MTV Moon Person in a silver jacket by Area, a clear helmet by Muscarella, and black platform boots by Pleasers.
The award winner did a number of outfit changes during the 2020 VMAs, and this gorgeous green gown by Christoper John Rogers (and Lance V. Moore statement mask) definitely deserves a spot on the list.
The actress, who was on set to present, stunned in a floral Versace mini-dress and chunky gold chains.
Sporting a spacey two-piece, the singer traded in her signature high ponytail for pigtails during her performance of “Rain On Me” with Lady Gaga.
The TV personality and fashion designer paired an asymmetrical chartreuse dress by Cong Tri with a spiky tiara.
Bebe proves you can pull off bike shorts almost anywhere, pairing them with a chic Lionne Clothing blazer dress for the red carpet event.
The singer and actress went full-on glam in a one-shoulder peplum gown by Giambattista Valli.
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