The 40th edition of the MTV VMAs commenced last night and before the music industry’s brightest stars graced the stage with their unforgettable performances, they lit up the red carpet with their stunning fashion choices.

Throughout the years, the VMAs red carpet has been a canvas for fashion statements that have left us speechless. From Lil’ Kim’s daring one-sleeve purple jumpsuit complete with a memorable nipple pasty in 1999 to to Lady Gaga’s unforgettable meat dress designed by Franc Fernandez in 2010 – the VMAs have consistently delivered unexpected and iconic fashion moments.

Leading the pack with a remarkable 8 nominations is the sensational Taylor Swift, followed closely by SZA with 6 nominations. The likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, and Kim Petras are not far behind, each boasting 5 nominations. This year, we celebrate Shakira as she receives the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, making history as the first Latin American artist to be honored. Additionally, we’ll see Diddy take the stage to accept the Global Icon Award, a well-deserved recognition of his legendary contributions to the music industry.

Take a stroll with us through the glitz and glamour as we unveil the sartorial selections of Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and more, as they kicked off one of the most anticipated nights in music.

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