MTV VMAs 2022 Red Carpet: The Most Amazing Looks of the Night

From Taylor Swift full of diamonds and Lil Nas X inspired by Iman’s Met Gala dress, to J Balvin in white and Anitta’s red ensemble.

The 2022nd edition of the MTV Video Music Awards is finally here, and the stars have brought their best for the ceremony’s outrageous Red Carpet fashion.
The event, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey showed some of Hollywood’s most memorable and experimental red carpet looks. The ceremony also played host to some unforgettable live performances. The trio of hosts? LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow, and the most anticipated performers included Blackpink, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Lizzo, Panic! At the Disco, Maneskin and Anitta.
Hollywood’s top stars showed off their ensembles on the red carpet wearing flashiest and boldest outfits. After all, the VMAs have a history of creating memorable ensembles, so this year was no exception on the fashion front. Some elicited some of the loudest screams with their ensembles featuring fetish-inspired accessories, like singer Dove Cameron’s chunky leather choker, or flashes of color, like Sabrina Carpenter’s rainbow embellishments. The stars also dared to get naked, with celebrities like Ashley Graham, Tate McRae, Anitta and Jennie from Blackpink all showing off their looks. Men were also present, of course! Most of them bared their torsos and sported gender-fluid fashions, bringing a certain softness to the menswear ensembles, with Conan Gray, Harris Reed Ethan Torchio.
Discover some of the most eye-catching outfits of the night.
Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Carpenter hit the red carpet at the Prudential Center in Newark. Carpenter posed in a black halter-neck Paco Rabanne gown. The sleeveless number gained a sleek edge from a front keyhole cutout, bodice cutouts and a thigh-high slit. Completing her look with a touch of glamour were sequins in the form of multi-colored flowers, as well as diamond earrings and a black satin quilted headband.

Sabrina Carpenter attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Moschino

J Balvin

Never one to shy away from a unique fashion moment, the rapper opted for a white, oversized Louis Vuitton suit and black shades.

J Balvin attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Louis Vuitton Lil Nax X attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Harris Reed ensemble

Taylor Swift

Singer Taylor Swift was the QUEEN of the evening! She wore a sparkling dress by Oscar de la Renta and completed the look with a collar of diamonds wrapped around her neck to match baubles glittering across her arms. She also wore her dark blonde hair parted down the middle and tied back, with her signature bright red lipstick highlighting her flawless features.

Taylor Swift attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Oscar de la Renta

Conan Gray

Singer Conan Gray chose to grace the runway wearing a whimsical Harris Reed ensemble with a lace-trimmed train and blazer.

Conan Gray attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in a Harris Reed ensemble

Dove Cameron

Singer Dove Cameron wore a strapless Paco Rabanne dress, combining with florals and leather fetishwear elements and a black choker to top it all off.

Dove Cameron attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Paco Rabanne

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X was on the spot during the evening award-event! He looked stunning wearing a sculptural Harris Reed ensemble featuring a tiered feathered skirt frame and headdress.

Lil Nax X attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Harris Reed ensemble


Singer Anitta looked gorgeous paying homage to Lil Kim’s famed 1999 VMAs outfit. She wore an asymmetrical red corset and an artistic nipple cover from Schiaparelli Haute Couture Collection Fall/Winter 2022.

Anitta attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in red corset and an artistic nipple cover from Schiaparelli

Colton Haynes

Actor Colton Haynes was impossible to miss in an acid-green flared suit by Dior, featuring a wrapped blazer, diamond brooch and platform shoes.

Colton Haynes attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Dior