Even though this year’s Video Music Awards looked a little different (OK, a lot different) than usual, our favorites celebs still showed up ready to slay, and these VMAs red carpet 2020 looks are cold, hard, stylish proof. From Lady Gaga’s silver futuristic fantasy to multiple slays from host Keke Palmer to Miley Cyrus’ gothic naked dress realness, there was more than a little to love.
This year, there was no traditional red carpet for VMAs attendees, as social distancing rules were followed (props to Hollywood for giving us a ~safe~ night of fun and entertainment!). Still, presenters and performers walked a carpet and showed off some amazing looks, not to mention some on-point performance attire. Given that most of these stars have been living in sweats like the rest of us for the past few months, it’s no surprise they wanted to dress to impress.
While I love a wild look, I’m a sucker for Old Hollywood glamour with an edge, so Keke Palmer’s halter-necked feather frock was an instant favorite the moment she stepped onstage to start her monologue. “Music can help us heal. It’s all love, and that’s what tonight is about,” Palmer told the crowd, but I’d argue the night is just as much about incredible fashion, and her look was just Exhibit A.
Read on for a look at some of the top ensembles of the night, and see if your fave showed up and showed out.
Miley wore a super-sexy dress on the performer red carpet, but her best look of the night came during her performance, when she stripped down to some black skivvies to do her thing on her wrecking ball.
Keke Palmer has been hinting at her host looks all week leading up to the VMAs, so it’s no surprise she wowed in a glam feathered gown as she gave her opening monologue.