August 30, 2020 | 10:01pm | Up to date August 31, 2020 | 9:17am
Nicole Richie, Machine Gun Kelly, Miley Cyrus and Joey King on the 2020 VMAs.
The 2020 VMAs may not have had a conventional crimson carpet with attendees strutting to the roar of wildly screaming followers within the background, however the vogue nonetheless delivered. Presenters, nominees and winners served appears — remotely or in audience-less areas scattered all through New York Metropolis — starting from formal to full-on informal.
Throughout a reside pre-show, a section dubbed “VMA Style Flashbacks” was a nostalgic try to remind us of the award present’s iconic vogue moments pre-coronavirus, when celebs may stroll the crimson carpet while not having to fret about masks and social distancing: Lizzo scorching in a customized red-sequin Moschino column, Cardi B in a white cone-bra jumpsuit by Christian Siriano, Taylor Swift glittering in a colourful Versace blazer and thigh-high boots.
However these flashbacks additionally reminded us that the VMAs crimson carpet has at all times been about vogue moments that flaunt particular person type with a severe aspect of carefree preening. And that spirit nonetheless glimmered regardless of the remoteness of all of it.
Listed here are a few of the most trendy moments of the evening:
DaBaby rocks the digital crimson carpet on the 2020 VMAs.
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The “Rockstar” rapper wore his love of logos on his sleeve (actually): a Dolce & Gabbana cap, a Supreme jacket and Louis Vuitton shorts.
2. SOFIA CARSON
The singer and actress introduced the glam in a one-shoulder Giambattista Valli peplum robe.
3. MACHINE GUN KELLY
The rapper-singer and actor accepted his Moon Individual for finest various music video in a sizzling pink Berluti double-breasted swimsuit styled with an identical sleeveless turtleneck beneath. Different? Sure. Successful? Main sure!
4. NICOLE RICHIE
The style plate — whose alter ego Nikki Fre$h took over the digital crimson carpet tonight — served punk princess vibes in a strong-shouldered chartreuse minidress full with a practice and spiky bejeweled headband. She revealed that she selected the gown for its coloration as a nod to her upcoming socially acutely aware album, which is all about “natural greens.”
5. JOEY KING
Choosing a fall-inspired floral Versace mini-dress, the actress — who was available to current — endearingly shared the key styling tips she used to realize her look: Spanx, plenty of make-up on her legs “so they give the impression of being shiny” and extensions. We stan an trustworthy Joey King.
6. MILEY CYRUS
True to the style icon’s penchant for bare dressing, Cyrus sizzled in a sheer, strapless, sparkly Mugler robe styled with matching gloves.
7. KEKE PALMER
The host served up an eclectic providing of appears, however this feathery frock was a welcome dose of caprice.
8. LADY GAGA
Woman Gaga, 2020 VMAs Tricon honoree
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Accepting the Moon Individual for finest collaboration for her and Ariana Grande’s hit single “Rain on Me,” Gaga’s rainbow shredded robe, full with a sizzling pink masks, was an eye-popping mixture of efficiency artwork, vogue and performance.
9. DOJA CAT
Pink carpet or not, it’s not the VMAs with out body-hugging chainmail, a plunging neckline and a few significantly attractive jewels. Doja Cat confirmed us the way it’s achieved on this Versace mini-dress.
Monochromatic something is a daring look — however in highlighter yellow, it’s even bolder. It’s additionally proof that the finest Latin music video recipient was a vibrant spot of the evening.
11. TAYLOR SWIFT
Embracing the comforts of quarantine, Swift ditched her signature sparkle and as a substitute accepted her speech from a distant location wearing a blue striped button-down. Topped with curly bangs and with buttons undone for an informal impact, she personifies cozy stylish.
13. BELLA HADID
Nobody loves a ’90s vogue second greater than Bella Hadid. Readily available to current, the supermodel opted for a minimal, sheer black bodysuit and trouser by Nensi Dojaka.