The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards were held Sunday evening, with stars such as Lizzo and Blackpink stepping out on the red carpet. Compared with Hollywood’s award ceremonies, the VMAs are more likely to see attendees letting loose and showing off their personalities, typically choosing fun, sultry or experimental outfits over formal suits and ballgowns. Fashion history has also been made here: Lil’ Kim wore a one-sleeved purple jumpsuit with a seashell nipple pastie in 1999, while Lady Gaga wore a meat dress in 2010.
The current year’s occasion, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, saw exhibitions by any semblance of Bad Bunny and Nicki Minaj, with Jack Harlow and LL Cool J facilitating. Big name design watchers likewise had a lot to celebrate as style sweethearts including Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X and Becky G showed up in show-halting troupes.
Many stars wearing dull tints to match the current year’s “dark rug” – – however they rejuvenated outfits with fetishwear-enlivened adornments, for example, artist Dove Cameron’s thick cowhide choker, or glimmers of variety, as Sabrina Carpenter’s rainbow embellishments.
Stars additionally thought about exposing, with big names including Ashley Graham, Tate McRae and Blackpink’s Jennie all blazing their midsections. Anitta and Victoria de Angelis of Maneskin, in the mean time, paid evident respect to Lil’ Kim’s celebrated 1999 VMAs outfit with in vogue areola covers.
A portion of the night’s men exposed their middles, as well. What’s more, orientation liquid design carried a specific non-abrasiveness to the menswear groups, with Maneskin’s Ethan Torchio wearing a sheer undergarment, Conan Gray surging past in a trim train Harris Reed outfit and Bob the Drag Queen whirling in a white skirt, which he coordinated with a plaid jacket and petticoat.