MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet 2018: One Sentence Reviews

WORDS BY GEORGINA NOACK

From Rose McGowan’s chain-link dress to Gaga’s meat dress, from Britney and Madonna’s on-stage pash to Kanye and Taylor’s on-stage clash; in their lifetime, the MTV Video Music Awards have never fallen short of iconic.

It’s a legacy perfectly summarised in this year’s red carpet theme: Everything Might Happen.

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Once again, the biggest (and most outrageous) stars of the music industry have strutted down Radio City Music Hall’s magenta carpet in everything from latex to lace.

Here’s a taste of the deliciously outrageous fashion compendium for another year.

 Nicolas Jebran//GETTY

Nicolas Jebran//GETTY

Cardi B

Eeeooowww came through drippin’ in emeralds and rich berry velvet like the spicy mami she KNOWS she is *okurrrrrr*.

 

 OFF-WHITE//GETTY

OFF-WHITE//GETTY

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Tinkerbell is rocketing off to space for a Renaissance Fair and Peter Pan is just here to polish her armour on his sweats.

 

 Versace//GETTY

Versace//GETTY

Jennifer Lopez

Channelling the glistening Video Vanguard Award she picked up on the night, she looks as glorious as baby Jenny from the Block (but, I’m almost disappointed it’s not sheer – it’s the VMA’s I can’t help it)

 

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GETTY

Amber Rose

“Hi, I’m Amber, I’m auditioning for the role of ‘Ultratune rubber-devil-seductress that’s risen from the fiery pits of hell to find tyres’” *cracks whip*

 

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Paul Smith//GETTY

Shawn Mendes

The bone structure, the double-breasted navy and forest-green coat, the pointy boots – year 12 girls everywhere are sending this outfit through to their boyfriends as formal inspo.

 

 Naeem Khan//GETTY

Naeem Khan//GETTY

Tiffany Haddish

I feel like I’m looking at one of those hypnotic / optical illusion contact covers we all used to obsess over in primary school – is the dress spinning, is the carpet spinning, is Tiffany spinning? My head hurts.

 OFF-WHITE//GETTY

OFF-WHITE//GETTY

Nicki Minaj

Nicki turned up dressed to kill (maybe literally) in a belted swimsuit with tulle skirt, the perfect ensemble to quickly wash off the blood she has been (and will be) spilling when she comes face to face with her Twitter nemeses (careful, Stormi).

 

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Probably Versace//GETTY

Asahd Khaled (and his parents)

TBH, I’m tempted to nominate Asahd Khaled for ‘Best Dressed’ (pretty sure DJ Khaled and Nicole would agree) … LOOK at this Versace family co-ordination, brb searching for my own matching ensemble.

 

 Moschino//GETTY

Moschino//GETTY

Algee Smith

If the circus that is the VMA’s were taking applications for a ringmaster, Algee Smith would absolutely be starting next week (and would probably get a generous bonus after his first shift).

 

 THE WHOLE INTERNET

THE WHOLE INTERNET

Madonna

We should’ve seen the mess of her ‘tribute’ to Madonna to the late Queen of Soul Aretha from a mile away, especially after Madonna turned up to the show in a traditional Berber ensemble (straight from her 60th birthday trip to Marrakech), drenched in chains, and topped with a ‘horned’ headpiece  – there’s so much going on and so much going wrong - why, Madge, why?

 

 

 

 

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