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 including 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 including Lizzo, Blackpink, Jack Harlow and more stepping out for the big night.

Unlike other award ceremonies, the VMAs are where we see a majority of stars really letting loose as a platform to show off their sense of style and personality; typically wearing more fun, sultry, experimental outfits over formal suits and ballgowns. Fashion history has been previously made by stars such as Lil’ Kim, who stepped out in a one-sleeved purple jumpsuit and seashell nipple pastie in 1999 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 with Nicki Minaj, Harlow and LL Cool J hosting. For keen-eyed celebrity fashion watchers, style darlings including Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Olivia Rodrigo among others who have been nominated for awards this year, could very well shut the “black” carpet down.

This story will be updated throughout the night.

Lizzo arrived early to the red carpet and raised the bar, stepping out in a fresh off-the-runway Jean Paul Gaultier couture creation. Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

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

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

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

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

Wearing a custom silver Zigman gown, Chloe Bailey dazzled as she walked - with her intricate bustier and leg slit bringing the drama.

Wearing a custom silver Zigman gown, Chloe Bailey dazzled 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, featuring heart-shaped nipple covers, torso-baring sparkling 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, featuring heart-shaped nipple covers, torso-baring sparkling capes and sheer corsets. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Sabrina Carpenter chose a sparkling black Moschino gown patterned with rainbow florals and hip cut-outs.

Sabrina Carpenter chose a sparkling black Moschino gown patterned with rainbow florals and hip cut-outs. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

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

Singer Dove Cameron was a study in contrasts with her strapless dress, which combined florals and leather fetishwear elements — and a black choker to top it all 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

Bright greens popular on the VMAs carpet, with rapper Latto wearing a lace-up mini dress in a neon shade.

Bright greens popular on the VMAs carpet, with rapper Latto wearing a lace-up mini dress in a neon shade. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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

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

In an apparent homage to Lil Kim's famed 1999 VMAs outfit, Anitta dared to bare with an asymmetrical red corset and an artistic nipple cover.

In an apparent homage to Lil Kim’s famed 1999 VMAs outfit, Anitta dared to bare with an asymmetrical red corset and an artistic nipple cover. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Always one to elevate menswear, J Balvin's ivory approach to suiting featured wide-legged trousers and a double-breasted blazer.

Always one to elevate menswear, J Balvin’s ivory approach to suiting featured wide-legged trousers 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 night, with a 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 night, with a coral trim and worn with a metallic microbag. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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

Actor Colton Haynes was impossible to miss in an acid green flared suit, featuring a wrapped blazer, diamond brooch and platform shoes. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Jack Harlow, nominee and host, skipped the standard black suit and chose a chocolate leather ensemble, complete with an unusual high-necked shirt in a similar hue.

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

Top image: Lil Nas X (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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