Photos: Best fashion from the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet

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MTV Video Music Awards 2022: Best Fashion from the Red Carpet

The red carpet for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards is currently underway, with stars like Lizzo, Blackpink, Jack Harlow and more stepping out for the big night.

The red carpet for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards is currently underway, with stars like Lizzo, Blackpink, Jack Harlow and more stepping out for the big night.

Compared to Hollywood awards ceremonies, the VMAs often see stars unleashing and flaunting their personalities, typically choosing more fun, sultry, experimental outfits over formal suits and ball gowns. Fashion history has previously been made by stars like Lil’ Kim, who stepped out in 1999 in a purple one-sleeve jumpsuit with a seashell nipple pasty, and Lady Gaga in an infamous meat dress in 2010.

This year’s event, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, will see performances by the likes of Lizzo, Blackpink and Bad Bunny hosted by Nicki Minaj, Harlow and LL Cool J. For curious celebrities looking at fashion, style aficionados including Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Olivia Rodrigo and others nominated for awards this year may very well be closing the “black” carpet.

This story will be updated overnight.

Arriving early on the red carpet, Lizzo raised the bar and stepped out in a fresh couture creation by Jean Paul Gaultier. Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

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Becky g Credit: Catherine Powell/Getty Images

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Singer Conan Gray was a vision in white, dressed in a whimsical Harris Reed ensemble with a lace-trimmed train and blazer.

Singer Conan Gray was a vision in white, dressed in a whimsical Harris Reed ensemble with a lace-trimmed train and blazer. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Sofia Carson was the epitome of elegance in a black hooded column dress with puffy off-the-shoulder sleeves.

Sofia Carson was the epitome of elegance in a black hooded column dress with puffy off-the-shoulder sleeves. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Nominee and host, Jack Harlow skipped the standard black suit and opted for a chocolate leather ensemble, complete with an unusual high-necked shirt in a similar shade.

Nominee and host, Jack Harlow skipped the standard black suit and opted for a chocolate leather ensemble, complete with an unusual high-necked shirt in a similar shade. Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Chloe Bailey wore a tailored silver Zigman dress and sparkled as she walked - with her intricate bustier and leg slit bringing the drama.

Chloe Bailey wore a tailored silver Zigman dress and sparkled as she walked – with her intricate bustier and leg slit bringing the drama. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Tate McRae

Tate McRae Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Bob the Drag Queen wore a gray plaid blazer, matching vest and white voluminous skirt.

Bob the Drag Queen wore a gray plaid blazer, matching vest and white voluminous skirt. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Maneskin's Ethan Torchio, Victoria De Angelis, Damiano David and Thomas Raggi brought their gender-fluid style to the black carpet, with heart-shaped nipple covers, torso-exposed sparkly capes and sheer corsets.

Maneskin’s Ethan Torchio, Victoria De Angelis, Damiano David and Thomas Raggi brought their gender-fluid style to the black carpet, with heart-shaped nipple covers, torso-exposed sparkly capes and sheer corsets. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Sabrina Carpenter chose a sparkly black Moschino dress with a rainbow flower pattern and hip cutouts.

Sabrina Carpenter chose a sparkly black Moschino dress with a rainbow flower pattern and hip cutouts. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Singer Dove Cameron was a study in contrast with her strapless dress, which combined floral and leather fetishwear elements -- and a black choker to top it off.

Singer Dove Cameron was a study in contrast with her strapless dress, which combined floral and leather fetishwear elements — and a black choker to top it off. Credit: Andres Kudacki/AFP/Getty Images

All eyes were on singer Samy Hawk in his graffiti-inspired leather jacket and bright green hat.

All eyes were on singer Samy Hawk in his graffiti-inspired leather jacket and bright green hat. Credit: Catherine Powell/Getty Images

Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie and Rosé from Blackpink

Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie and Rosé from Blackpink Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Bright green is popular on the carpet of the VMAs, and rapper Latto wears a lace-up mini dress in a neon hue.

Bright green is popular on the carpet of the VMAs, and rapper Latto wears a lace-up mini dress in a neon hue. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Host LL Cool J opted for a tried-and-true look, opting for an all-black ensemble, a beanie, sunglasses, and custom 'Cool J' knuckle dusters.

Host LL Cool J opted for a tried-and-true look, opting for an all-black ensemble, a beanie, sunglasses, and custom ‘Cool J’ knuckle dusters. Credit: Andres Kudacki/AFP/Getty Images

In an apparent tribute to Lil Kim's famous 1999 VMAs outfit, Anitta dared it with an asymmetrical red corset and artistic nipple covering.

In an apparent tribute to Lil Kim’s famous 1999 VMAs outfit, Anitta dared it with an asymmetrical red corset and artistic nipple covering. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

J Balvin's ivory approach to suits has always been one that takes menswear to the next level, with wide legs and a double breasted blazer.

J Balvin’s ivory approach to suits has always been one that takes menswear to the next level, with wide legs and a double breasted blazer. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

A sculptural quilted dress worn by Chloe Fineman was one of the more experimental looks of the evening, featuring coral trim and worn with a metallic microbag.

A sculptural quilted dress worn by Chloe Fineman was one of the more experimental looks of the evening, featuring coral trim and worn with a metallic microbag. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Actor Colton Haynes was not to be missed in an acid green flared suit, with a wrapped blazer, diamond brooch and platform shoes.

Actor Colton Haynes was not to be missed in an acid green flared suit, with a wrapped blazer, diamond brooch and platform shoes. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

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Lil Nas X Credit: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Top image: Taylor Swift (Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images)

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