The MTV Video Music Awards air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards is back with all the power! And, celebrities like Lizzo and Blackpink stepped out onto the red carpet for the big night. This year’s event marks the return of the live program for the first time since 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, which forced productions to restructure awards ceremonies.
Held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the most-anticipated award ceremony saw performances by the likes of Bad Bunny and Nicki Minaj, with Jack Harlow and LL Cool J hosting. Celebrity fashion watchers also had much to celebrate as style darlings including Taylor Swift, Lil Nas and Becky G arrived in show-stopping ensembles.
Most celebrities choose black as the main colour for their outfit. They also brought outfits to life with fetishwear-inspired accessories, such as singer Dove Cameron’s thick leather choker, or flashes of colours, like Sabrina Carpenter’s rainbow embellishments.
Stars also dare to bare, with celebrities including Ashley Graham, Tate McRae, Anitta, and Blackpink’s Jennie all flashing with their looks. Men were also present, too, of course! They mostly bared their torsos and wore gender-fluid fashion, bringing a certain softness to the menswear ensembles, with Conan Gray, Harris Reed Ethan Torchio.
Singer Taylor Swift was the QUEEN of the evening! She wore a sparkling dress by Oscar de la Renta and completed the look with a collar of diamonds wrapped around her neck to match baubles glittering across her arms. She also wore her dark blonde hair parted down the middle and tied back, with her signature bright red lipstick highlighting her flawless features.
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X was on the spot during the evening award-event! He looked stunning wearing a sculptural Harris Reed ensemble featuring a tiered feathered skirt frame and headdress.
Blackpink’s members Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie and Rosé graced the red-carpet in complementary all-black outfits.
Singer Conan Gray chose to grace the runway wearing a whimsical Harris Reed ensemble with a lace-trimmed train and blazer.
Singer Dove Cameron wore a strapless Paco Rabanne dress, combining with florals and leather fetishwear elements and a black choker to top it all off.
Nominee and host, Jack Harlow, wore a standard black suit and choose a chocolate leather ensemble, completing the look with a high-necked shirt in a similar hue.
Singer Anitta looked gorgeous paying homage to Lil Kim’s famed 1999 VMAs outfit. She wore an asymmetrical red corset and an artistic nipple cover from Schiaparelli Haute Couture Collection Fall/Winter 2022.
Actor Colton Haynes was impossible to miss in an acid-green flared suit by Dior, featuring a wrapped blazer, diamond brooch and platform shoes.