Since 1984, MTV’s Video Music Awards have celebrated the biggest artists of the year. The 40th VMAs, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, are hosted by Nicki Minaj and feature a brand new category: Show of the Summer. Shakira will receive the coveted Video Vanguard Award, while P Diddy is being honored with the Global Icon Award.
For the first time, women dominate the Artist of the Year category. Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Karol G and Shakira are all in the running for one of the evening’s biggest awards.
Below, what the biggest stars are wearing at the 2023 VMAs.
Shakira sparkled in a gold chainmail gown by Versace. The Video Vanguard honoree accessorized with diamond rings.
Cardi B’s strapless metallic gown by Dilara Findikoglu featured matching cuff bracelets. Stylist Kollin Carter dressed the “Bongos” rapper for the occasion.
Olivia Rodrigo’s glittering Ludovic de Saint Sernin was adorned with 150,000 Swarovski crystals. The singer also added on a pair of sparkly open-toe platforms by Roger Vivier.
Taylor Swift’s ruched Versace frock featured button embellishments and a thigh-high slit. Black high-heeled sandals and layers of chain necklaces rounded out her VMAs ensemble.
Saweetie gave “Flintstones” fashion a modern twist, wearing a crystallized cutout gown from Area’s fall 2023 couture collection. The rapper completed her look with metallic pink pumps and a pair of diamond hoops.
Kelsea Ballerini’s fire engine red gown by Monôt featured cutouts and a halter neckline. The country star also wore nude high-heeled sandals and chunky gold bangles.
Demi Lovato channeled gothic glamour in a pleather overcoat and minidress, accessorizing with black pointed-toe pumps. The singer also sported jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira Jewels.
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