The MTV Video Music Awards have always attracted the most outrageous outfits on the red carpet, but something weird has happened this year. It’s became a (relatively) classier affair.
In fact, the same event that once delivered Miley Cyrus’ metallic belt outfit and Lady Gaga’s dress made of actual meat (for crying out loud) has become a sea of ball gowns. This year’s host Katy Perry led the way, arriving at The Forum in Los Angeles in an elegant white one-shouldered gown, featuring a fairly modest cleavage cut-out.
1. Katy Perry
Of course, all anyone wanted to know was whether or not her long-time nemesis Taylor Swift would be joining her on stage — but Katy Perry wasn’t giving anything away on the red carpet, instead gushing during interviews about her planned performance of Swish Swish with Nicki Minaj.
Lorde also ditched her trademark edgy look for the occasion, looking incredibly glamorous in a pastel dress made up of tulle and feathers as she posed for the cameras.
3. Heidi Klum
Meanwhile, supermodel Heidi Klum was more daring, flashing a fair bit of flesh in a full-length bejewelled gold gown designed by Peter Dundas, it was still an outfit that could have passed as Oscars attire.
4. Demi Lovato
Fresh from her performance at last night’s Mayweather/McGregor megafight in Las Vegas — was clad in a Zuhair Murad outfit, channelling MC Hammer with sequined harem pants. She paired it with a long-sleeve lace top which threatened to deliver a wardrobe malfunction at any moment.
5. Hello Ms Jackson
Paris Jackson was among the most bizarrely dressed in a particularly unique sheer gown — paired with bike shorts and a crop top — but she is doing it right. The transparent olive-green Dior dress featured artistic panels at the bottom, with floral embroidery across the bust. To protect her modesty, Ms Jackson wore a white Christian Dior crop and shorts set.
6. Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown can’t stop slaying! The star flashes a smile as she arrives 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 27) in Inglewood, Calif. The 13-year-old Stranger Things star went gothic cool in a black, sheer dress by Rodarte and Stuart Weitzman covered with gold flakes while attending the awards show.
7. Yara Shahidi
Joining Millie on the red carpet was “Black-ish” star, Yara Shahidi who looked like a Greek goddess in the gold, silk dress by Zimmerman dress, named Giuseppe Zanotti. The gorgeous starlet also sported earrings by Porcelain Chyna.
8. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj lived up to the “Barbie” descriptor in her Instagram bio by dressing from head to toe in pink plastic. The “No Fraud” singer wore a hot pink latex outfit that only SHE could rock, looking absolutely stunning, which perhaps took at least 30 minutes to get into her skintight, latex bubblegum look. She paired it with tons of bling and almost floor-length rose gold hair.
9. Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld looks absolutely stunning as she speaks onstage during the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, California.
10. Hailey Baldwin
The 20-year-old model dazzles in a plunging sheer jumpsuit as she rules the MTV VMAs red carpet. Showing off her slender frame, the blonde beauty wore a pair of nude shorts to add a bit of modesty to the completely sheer number. Rows of silver sequins were webbed up and down the legs of the fancy jumpsuit. She also added bands of glittering diamond rings to her sparkling ensemble and sported a small diamond choker.