MTV VMAs 2022: The best dressed stars on the red carpet

Celebrities attend the 2022 MTV VMAs in their boldest fashion looks

Meredith Clark
New York
Sunday 28 August 2022 23:02 BST

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The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards are officially here and the fashion is set to be next level.

This year’s VMAs will be held at 8pm (ET) tonight (28 August) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. For the first time ever, the 2022 ceremony will have not one but three hosts – LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow will all be the emcees for the evening. The award show will also feature appearances from some of the biggest musicians in the world, including Billie Eilish, Drake, Lizzo and Harry Styles.

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But before this year’s MTV VMAs ceremony comes the star-studded red carpet, which has been notorious for some of the boldest fashion choices in award show history. From Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress to Katy Perry’s homage to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s double denim moment, the red carpet is sure to bring some unexpected looks.

The 90-minute MTV VMAs Pre-Show begins at 6:15pm (ET) and will be livestreamed on MTV’s YouTube channel. Nessa, Kevan Kenney, and celebrity correspondent Tate McRae will host the red carpet livestream.

Here are some of the best dressed celebrities at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.


Lizzo, who is nominated for four awards tonight, arrived at the Prudential Center in a couture Jean Paul Gaultier gown. The blue-black dress featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, with puffed sleeves and an overflowing train.

LL Cool J

LL Cool J, who is one of the hosts for this evening’s ceremony, was dressed in an all-black ensemble. The rapper wore a black leather jacket with gold detailing, matching black joggers, and his signature shades. He accessorised the look with a black beanie and a three-finger ring with the words, “Cool J”.

Jack Harlow

The “First Class” rapper also walked the red carpet in a black leather look and sunglasses. He paired the suit jacket with a ruched turtleneck. Harlow is nominated for six awards tonight.


Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie and Rosé of Blackpink were a vision in black as they arrived at the VMAs red carpet. Lisa and Jennie opted for cut-out, midriff-bearing moments, while Jisoo’s dress featured a lace bodice and floral skirt. Meanwhile, Rosé wore a longsleeve turleneck dress with a train.


The “Location” singer wore an orange and pink Versace number on the MTV VMAs red carpet.

Colton Haynes

The Teen Wolf actor arrived at this year’s red carpet in a neon green Dior Men suit. For his footwear, Haynes wore a pair of black platform boots.

Nessa Diab

The television personality and co-host of the MTV VMAs red carpet livestream walked the red carpet in a black, shimmery gown. She paired the sleeveless dress with hot pink heeled boots.

Kane Brown

Country singer Kane Brown is set to make history tonight as the first male country artist to perform at the MTV VMAs. Brown posed at the event in a Prada suit jacket and a green button-up shirt underneath. His wife, Katelyn Jae Brown, wore a pale pink crop top and matching pants.

Sabrina Carpenter

The 23-year-old actress and singer arrived at the MTV VMAs in floral cut-out Moschino dress, featuring a halter neckline.


Ethan Torchio, Victoria De Angelis, Damiano David, and Thomas Raggi of Måneskin wore matching sheer black outfits to this year’s red carpet. De Angelis wore silver pasties, while David paired his shirtless look with a sheer cape.

Chloe Fineman

Saturday Night Live star Chloe Fineman attended the red carpet in a futuristic dress featuring a leg slit and orange lining. The comedian also wore a pair of strappy silver heels.

Dove Cameron

Best New Artist nominee Dove Cameron was dressed in a gothic-themed look at this year’s red carpet. The Disney Channel alum wore a strapless floral gown belted at the waist. She accessorised the look with a choker necklace, and braided hair.

Chlöe Bailey

Chlöe Bailey wore a metallic gown to the 2022 MTV VMAs. The silver dress featured a black mesh bustier, draping at the waist, and a thigh-high leg slit.

J Balvin

The singer walked the red carpet in a white, double-breasted suit and square black sunglasses.

Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner, who stars in the upcoming film Bros, wore a sheer black button-down shirt with mid-length sleeves and matching black pants.

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X, who was recently named beauty ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent, wore a showstopping look designed by Harris Reed. The rapper donned a feather headpiece with a structured skirt, and went shirtless to show off his toned figure.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift arrived at the red carpet wearing a metallic midi dress. The draped look also featured a cut-out halter neckline.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, who is performing at this year’s ceremony, wore an olive green leather sweatshirt and joggers. He paired the look with his signature gold chain and sunglasses, along with camo Converse sneakers.

Avril Lavigne

The punk music icon attended the event in a black long-sleeve shirt, and black cargo pants with a chain belt. The Canadian singer’s usual blonde hair was dipped with orange highlights, while her eye makeup was also bold in black.

DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled was all smiles on the MTV VMAs red carpet. The record producer was dressed in a grey Prada jacket and matching grey pants. For his footwear, DJ Khaled wore a pair of neon green sneakers, and accessorised with silver jewelry and pink-tinted shades.

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