When you're in the midst of award season, you forget how much you miss it when it's gone. Between the months of November and February, there's basically a star-studded red carpet every two weeks, ending in the mecca that is the Oscars on February 9th. But while we're still months away from anything close to the major award shows, there is
one celeb-filled red carpet in our midst that's sure to fill the void.
Tonight marks MTV's big night, or as we know it,
the VMAs. The Video Music Awards are always fun, ~fresh~ and full of big names. This year's celebration, however, is shaping up to be bigger than ever before. For starters, everyone's favorite fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, is being awarded with the coveted MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award for his role in shaping the way today’s musicians dress. Then there's Missy Elliot' s much deserved Village Vanguard Award (who else still thinks about that golf-inspired Adidas 'fit she wore to the 2003 VMAs?). Suffice to say, we're expecting a night of fashion, music and celebrity drama that will last us well into November.
While we're excited for Lizzo to perform, the
J-Sisters to dance, and a post-break up Miley sighting, what we really can't wait for is the red carpet. Will Sophie Turner show up in Louis Vuitton, or throw us for a loop like she did at the Met Gala? Will Chloe and Halle walk the carpet in matching 'fits? And what awe-inspiring look will VMA alum J.Lo wear this year? Only time will tell.
Stay tuned as we count down
all the best dressed celebs from the VMAs red carpet in the slideshow ahead. Tiffany Panhilason
This Is LA star, Tiffany Panhilason embodied Joan of Arc on the VMAs red carpet in this metallic deep-V gown. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images. More Bishop Briggs
We’ll always stand behind a suit on the red carpet. But when your suit matches the song that made you famous (i.e., "River"), it really can do no wrong.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Hailee Stanfeld in Aadnevik
Wearing red on the red carpet is never an easy feat, but Hailee Steinfeld proves that it can be done — and done well.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images. More Halsey in Dundas
Sheer dress. Visible lingerie, Rainbow details — Halsey’s checking off all our boxes on tonight’s red carpet.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images. More Charm La'Donna
Charm La’Donna’s looking more like an Academy Award than a Video Music Award astronaut — and honestly, we are
so for it. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images More Gigi Hadid in Tom Ford & Are You Am I
Gigi Hadid might not’ve walked the red carpet alongside beau, Tyler Cameron, but she did show up looking hotter than ever in one of this fall’s biggest trends: corset tops (and Tom Ford trousers).
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Big Sean
Big Sean's velour sweat suit is giving us serious deja vu of retro VMAs red carpets. But unlike the pastel athleisure of VMAs past, this one’s all class.
Photo: Jim Spellman/FilmMagic/Getty Images. More Camila Cabello in Balmain
Is Camila Cabello giving us wedding bell rumors in this white criss-cross gown? Probably not, but hey, a Shawn Mendes stan can dream.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Bella Hadid in Charlotte Knowles London
Newly single Bella Hadid showed off a post-break up glow-up alongside her equally-as-stylish sis in an ab-barring crop top and matching skirt by Charlotte Knowles London.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Lil Nas X in Christian Cowan
From the cropped sequin blazer to the flowing lace sleeves, Lil Nas X didn’t hold back on the red carpet tonight.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More FKA Twigs in Sophia Webster
We never know what FKA Twigs is going to pull out on the red carpet, but as per usual, she never disappoints.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Marc Jacobs
The one and only Marc Jacobs doesn't do fashion half-assed — ever. So it goes without saying that he'd show up to receive his MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award looking as stylish as ever. Donning a perfectly tailored olive-colored suit with a pair of bold red boots, this look is only getting us more excited for his NYFW show on the 11th.
Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images. More Queen Latifah in Sergio Hudson
Orange you glad that the Queen herself just arrived at the VMAs red carpet in this fringe-detail suit?
Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images. More Taylor Swift in Versace
In true T. Swift fashion, she threw us for a loop with an oh-so-early arrival to the VMAs red carpet. And boy did she arrive in style. Wearing a custom Versace blazer dress and sky high Louboutin boots, if you weren’t a
Lover of the pop phenomenon before, you will be after seeing this look. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images. More Keke Palmer in Yousef Aljasmi
Keke Palmer predicted this look in her 2007 bop, "Bottoms Up". You know the one where she said, "you know you're hot so let everybody know?"
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion just brought a new meaning to hot girl summer with this geometric ensemble. From the leather bra + panty set to the matching blazer and boots, there's nothing
not hot about the singer's red carpet look. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Lizzo in Moschino
As the one red carpet sighting we were looking forward to most, Lizzo didn't disappoint. In a dazzling Old Hollywood-esque sequin gown by Moschino, this is one look we won't soon forget.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Ebonee Davis
On top of being an international supermodel and an activist, Ebonee Davis sure can dress. A point proven true by this watercolor tie-dyed slip dress and a matching head wrap.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Zara Larsson in Giambattista Valli Couture
The camera couldn't handle Swedish pop singer, Zara Larsson's dress — let alone fit it in a single frame.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images. More Quin
Quin looks as sensual as the R&B tracks she sings in this all-black
frock caftan and matching chain link bikini set. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Shawn Mendes in Dolce & Gabbana
If we can't have Shawn Mendes IRL, at least we have this photo of him in a forest green Dolce & Gabbana suit (and a sheer AF undershirt).
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. More Alyson Stoner
In honor of Missy Elliot's long-overdue Village Vanguard Award, one of her most epic back-up dancers came out to support (and apparently shut the VMAs down during Missy's performance). But while her dancing blew us away, it was her look on the red carpet that we'll be talking about long past the show's final hour.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images More Alison Brie
Alison Brie’s taking a cue from Megan Thee Stallion and bringing us her hottest look yet.
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