Celebrity Style

All The Best Fashion Moments From The 2020 VMAs

A socially distant red carpet still served up some memorable fashion.

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At long last, the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are officially underway. And while major performances are in store from Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and BTS, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the show looks nothing like what we’ve seen in years past.

For starters, the event is largely virtual in nature. Keke Palmer is taking on hosting duties for the evening, and she kicked things off by dedicating the show to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away from colon cancer this week.

This year’s VMAs are also very different on the red carpet front. Instead of being greeted by throngs of screaming fans and clusters of photographers, celebs are walking onto the carpet without a cloud of fanfare and without their entourages at their side. Social distancing is still key, after all.

Admittedly, it’s a little jarring and strange. But then again, pretty much everything about 2020 has been jarring and strange. And as they say, the show must go on. Fortunately, we’ve already been blessed with some memorable fashion moments from the likes of Nicole Richie, Jaden Smith, Sofia Carson, and more. Ahead, we round up all the head-turning looks from this year’s VMAs that everyone will be talking about.

1
Keke Palmer
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The actress wore a minidress with an oversized bow to begin the pre-show activities (and do her green screen test). She topped off the sleek look with a diamond choker and embellished black heels.

2
Nicole Richie
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The style star was seeing green in this dress from the Cong Tri Spring 2020 collection. Color-coordinating heels and an ornate headband completed the vibrant ensemble.

3
Jaden Smith
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It was all about color for the multi-hyphenate, who showed up in a patchwork-inspired cardigan, light wash jeans, and casual sneakers. If this look doesn't say “quarantine chic,” we don't know what does.

4
Madison Beer
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The singer-songwriter went for a head-to-toe black ensemble by Mugler, layering a minidress over a fitted bodysuit. Accessory-wise, she chose a bold choker and platform heels.

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Sofia Carson
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Never one to turn down an opportunity to go ultra glam, she stepped out in a stunning red Giambattista Valli ball gown. Her slicked-back updo and diamond earrings make this look that much more elegant.

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Bella Hadid
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The supermodel got the all-black memo as well, arriving to the show in a sheer bodysuit and straight-leg trousers. For accessories, she opted for silver hoop earrings and chic stilettos.

7
Joey King
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She wore a festive floral long-sleeve minidress by Versace. Chunky gold necklaces, gold hair barrettes, and red pumps elevated the bold outfit.

8
Bebe Rexha
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What do you know...more all-black! The singer wore biker shorts and a leather coat on the red carpet.

9
Maluma
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The Colombian star wore a black suit by Versace. His finishing touches: a gold necklace and matching bracelets.

10
Lady Gaga
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The headliner wore a futuristic ensemble by Area. Her super long silver locks and stacked bracelets pulled the entire look together.

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Miley Cyrus
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If someone was going to step out in a naked dress, it was probably going to be Miley Cyrus. She wore a strapless Mugler gown with matching opera-length gloves.

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Ariana Grande
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For her performance with Lady Gaga, Grande wore a purple set, ripped tights, and chunky white platform boots. A sleek black face mask was her go-to accessory.