Where there’s music, there’s style, making the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards the place to be on Sunday night. Before rappers, pop stars, actors, and other genre-bending talent took the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the red carpet buzzed with award-worthy looks. A feast for the eyes on a steamy summer night, stars beat the heat by stepping out in silhouette-skimming cutouts, classic suiting, colorful couture, and more.
Lil Nas X made waves in a show-stopping creation from Harris Reed, whose otherworldly creations, the designer has said, fight “for the beauty of fluidity.” Taylor Swift dazzled in a sparkling Oscar de la Renta dress reminiscent of her Reputation-era looks, while Anitta opted for corseted couture from Schiaparelli. All in all, the biggest names in music came dressed to impress. While a Moonman might have been the most coveted accessory of the evening, these nine attendees took home top honors when it came to fashion.