Since its inception in 1984, the annual show has kicked off awards season with a wild bang, during the show and on the red carpet alike (think Britney Spears kissing Madonna, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in all denim), and this year was no exception.
Stars arrived on the blue carpet Sunday wearing sparkly, provocative versions of their Sunday best. Jared Leto stole everyone’s sparkle in a sequined cape, while Lorde did it up right in a strapless, pale Monique Lhullier purple gown with a gorgeous, fully-feathered skirt and a half-updo.
Check out all the looks below, from outrageous to really outrageous.
Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee and Cole Whittle of DNCE
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee and Cole Whittle of musical group DNCE attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
21 Savage and Amber Rose
Chanel West Coast
Tomo Milicevic, Shannon Leto and Jared Leto
Laura Perlongo and Nev Schulman
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