The Only VMAs Looks We'll Still Be Talking About on Tuesday Morning

We don’t really play favorites when it comes to red carpet events. Be it the Oscars, Emmys or Tonys, each award show has something special to bring to the table. But tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards feels special, and it’s not just because Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are both in attendance.

Combine some of the music industry’s most creative, outspoken, and varied musical talents on one red carpet and you’re sure to see an explosion of personal style that’s theatrical, bold, and unexpected (see: Lady Gaga in a meat dress, Gwen Stefani in a not-so-sailor-approved nautical ensemble). Tonight, there shouldn’t be any shortage of memorable (perhaps even history-making) moments. At the very least, the looks ahead are the ones ripe for conversation at the water cooler—or more likely, on Instagram—tomorrow.

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WHO: Cardi B

WEAR: Nicolas Jebran dress; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Alexander Acosta shoes.

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WHO: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

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WHO: Jennifer Lopez

WEAR: Versace dress; Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Lopez wore 70 carats of diamond bracelets and rings with one-of-a-kind earrings, amounting to nearly $2 million in jewelry, Vogue reported.

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WHO: Tiffany Haddish

WEAR: Naeem Khan dress; Sophia Webster heels; Chopard jewelry

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WHO: Millie Bobby Brown

WEAR: Rosie Assoulin top and pants; Jennifer Fisher jewelry; Alison Lou jewelry; Christian Louboutin shoes

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WHO: SZA

WEAR: Rodarte dress

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WHO: Grace VanderWaal

WEAR: Iorane dress; Eugenia Kim beret

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WHO: Nicki Minaj

WEAR: Off-White dress; Messika Paris jewelry 

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WHO: Rita Ora

WEAR: Jean Paul Gaultier dress; Fleur du Mal underwear; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

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WHO: Kylie Jenner

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WHO: Jasmine Sanders

WEAR: Dundas dress; Brian Atwood shoes; L’Afshar bag

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WHO: Winnie Harlow

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WHO: Amandla Stenberg

WEAR: Prada top and skirt; Tiffany & Co. jewelry; Jennifer Meyer jewelry; Jimmy Choo shoes

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WHO: Karlie Kloss

WEAR: Elie Saab dress; Judith Leiber bag; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

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WHO: Sofia Carson

WEAR: Carolina Herrera dress

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WHO: King Princess

WEAR: Adam Selman jacket and jeans

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WHO: Blake Lively

WEAR: Ralph and Russo suit

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WHO: Teyana Taylor

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WHO: Chloe x Halle

WEAR: Iris van Herpen dresses; Tiffany & Co. jewelry

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WHO: Keyshia Ka’Oir

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WHO: Camila Cabello

WEAR: Oscar de la Renta dress

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WHO: Amara La Negra

WEAR: Valentino Omar Designs dress

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WHO: Olivia Munn

WEAR: David Koma dress