The 2023 VMAs: All the best-dressed celebrities
The MTV VMAs showcased not only the vibrant music but also the fashion statements of the attendees. The red carpet at the 2023 event held at New Jersey’s Prudential Center was filled with daring and dazzling outfits. Let’s take a look at the best-dressed stars from this year’s Video Music Awards.
Taylor Swift made a striking entrance, fueling speculation about the release date of “Reputation (Taylor’s Version).” The artist, who received the most nominations, opted for an edgier look than usual. She wore an asymmetrical black gown from Atelier Versace adorned with the luxury label’s iconic gold Medusa hardware. Sparkling chains and diamonds from Anita Ko, Maria Tash, and Joseph Saidian and Sons added to the overall glamorous appeal.
Selena Gomez stole the show with her stunning appearance. The “Single Soon” singer looked gorgeous in a hand-beaded scarlet halter gown by Oscar de la Renta. The skirt of the gown was delicately formed from floral tendrils. Beautiful butterfly earrings and diamonds from Giardini Segreti completed her secret garden-worthy style.
Olivia Rodrigo, known for her mix of punk and preppy fashion, opted for a simple and streamlined silhouette on the red carpet. She wore a sleek tank dress from Ludovic de Saint Sernin, adorned with Swarovski crystals. Rodrigo kept her accessories and beauty look minimal to let the dress shine.
Cardi B showed off her unique style in a Dilara Findikoglu gown inspired by armor. The gown was crafted from thousands of hair clips, which must have been quite heavy! She completed the look with matching cuffs, and her husband, Offset, joined in the hair clip theme.
Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes made a wonderful pair on the red carpet. Stokes, star of “Outer Banks,” wore a red look from Michael Kors, while Ballerini, the “Penthouse” singer, opted for a low-cut neckline in a Mônot gown. Their coordinated outfits showed their love for each other.
Megan Thee Stallion exuded both sexiness and sophistication in her strapless corset gown by Brandon Blackwood. She accessorized with an impressive 129 carats of Jacob & Co. jewelry.
Shakira, the recipient of the Video Vanguard Award, shone in a backless chainmail creation by Atelier Versace. The gown hugged her curves perfectly. She brought her sons Milan and Sasha as her dates, and both boys sported baroque-print Versace tracksuits.
Saweetie looked stunning in a hot-off-the-runway dress from Area. Her fashion-forward look was reminiscent of Wilma Flintstone, but with a modern twist.
Italian rockers Måneskin, whose revealing ensembles were censored during last year’s broadcast, opted for more covered-up outfits this time. They chose edgy outfits from Rick Owens, which still made a statement on the red carpet.
Stephen Sanchez stood out as the best-dressed man at the VMAs. The “Until I Found You” singer looked dapper in a powder blue Gucci bow blouse and carried a bamboo-handled Diana bag.
The TikTok-famous D’Amelio sisters, Charli and Dixie, looked elegant and sophisticated in their perfectly tailored strapless dresses. Charli wore a bow-topped midi dress by ShuShu/Tong, while Dixie dazzled in a sculptural column dress by Maticevski.
The 2023 VMAs red carpet was a showcase of stunning fashion choices and unique styles.
At the MTV VMAs, the fashion’s as loud as the music — and 2023’s red carpet looks were no exception.
On Sept. 12, celebrities descended on New Jersey’s Prudential Center wearing everything from daring cutouts to dazzling sequins.
See all the best-dressed stars from this year’s Video Music Awards below.
In a move seemingly tailor-made — make that Taylor-made — to get Swifties speculating about a release date for “Reputation (Taylor’s Version),” this year’s most-nominated artist went edgier than usual for the evening, hitting the pink carpet in an asymmetrical black Atelier Versace gown studded with the luxury label’s iconic gold Medusa hardware.
A sprinkling of sparkling chains and diamonds from Anita Ko, Maria Tash and Joseph Saidian and Sons upped the glam factor further.
This might be the best the “Single Soon” singer’s ever looked. Gomez was gorgeous in this hand-beaded scarlet halter gown from Oscar de la Renta, which featured a skirt formed from delicate floral tendrils.
Diamonds from Giardini Segreti, including a pair of beautiful butterfly earrings, finished off the star’s secret garden-worthy style.
The “Vampire” songstress tends to mix punk-inspired pieces with preppy ones in her everyday life — but when it comes to the red carpet, we think she looks her absolute best in simple, streamlined silhouettes like this one.
Rodrigo’s sleek, Swarovski crystal-encrusted tank dress from Ludovic de Saint Sernin hit all the right notes, and the star smartly kept her accessories and beauty look minimal so as not to complete with all that shine.
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No bad hair days here! Cardi would be ready to fix any mane mishaps backstage with this armor-inspired Dilara Findikoglu gown crafted from thousands of hair clips. (Imagine how heavy it must be!)
A set of matching cuffs completed the look — and the “Up” rapper’s husband, Offset, even coordinated in hair clips of his own.
Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes
Speaking of cute couples, the “Outer Banks” star and the “Penthouse” singer made a marvelous match in red looks from Michael Kors and Mônot, respectively. Stokes was even kind enough to wear his shirt unbuttoned so his lady love wouldn’t be the only one with a low-cut neckline. Now that’s love!
Megan Thee Stallion
Equal parts sexy and sophisticated, the “Sweetest Pie” rapper’s strapless Brandon Blackwood corset gown fit her like a glove. A whopping 129 carats of Jacob & Co. bling was the icing on the cake.
This year’s Video Vanguard Award honoree looked good as gold in this backless chainmail creation by Atelier Versace that clung to her every curve.
Shakira brought along sons Milan and Sasha as her dates for the big night, with both boys sporting baroque-print Versace tracksuits.
Make no bones about it — the “Best Friend” rapper looked smashing in this hot-off-the-runway number from Area. Wilma Flintstone, but make it fashion.
VMAs viewers may remember the Italian rockers’ revealing ensembles wound up censored during last year’s broadcast, which might explain why they opted for more covered-up (but still edgy!) outfits from Rick Owens this time around. At any rate, they looked fantastic.
Unquestionably the best-dressed man on the VMAs carpet, “Until I Found You” singer Sanchez looked dapper in his powder blue Gucci bow blouse and bamboo-handled Diana bag.
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio
The TikTok-famous sisters looked elegant beyond their years in a duo of perfectly tailored strapless dresses; Charli wore a bow-topped midi by ShuShu/Tong, while Dixie dazzled in a sculptural Maticevski column.