MTV VMAs Red-Carpet: Taylor Swift, Jack Harlow, and More

The MTV Video Music Awards is known for extravagant couture and this time it comes with a mix of Goth.

Anitta attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Schiaparelli

Presenters, Hosts & Celebrities like Taylor Swift and Anitta stepped out onto the red carpet of the MTV Video and Music Awards to give us some incredible and jaw-dropping fashion moments. Held at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey, VMAs brought out the best of fashion with a mix of Goth and Couture. 

The most-anticipated award ceremony saw performances by the likes of Bad Bunny and Nicki Minaj, with Jack Harlow and LL Cool J hosting. Celebrity fashion watchers also had much to celebrate as style darlings including Taylor Swift, Lil Nas and Becky G arrived in show-stopping ensembles.

Most celebrities choose black as the main colour for their outfit. They also brought outfits to life with fetishwear-inspired accessories, such as singer Dove Cameron’s thick leather choker, or flashes of colours, like Sabrina Carpenter’s rainbow embellishments.

Stars also dare to bare, with celebrities including Ashley Graham, Tate McRae, Anitta, and Blackpink’s Jennie all flashing with their looks. Men were also present, too, of course! They mostly bared their torsos and wore gender-fluid fashion, bringing a certain softness to the menswear ensembles, with Conan Gray, Harris Reed, Ethan Torchio.

Dove Cameron

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

Dove Cameron attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Paco Rabanne

Jack Harlow

Nominee and host, Jack Harlow, wore a standard black suit and chose a chocolate leather ensemble, completing the look with a high-necked shirt in a similar hue.

Jack Harlow attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in a standard black suit and leather ensemble

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

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

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

Blackpink’s Members

Blackpink’s members Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie and Rosé graced the red-carpet in complementary all-black outfits.

Blackpink’s members attend the 2022 MTV VMAs in complementary all-black outfits


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