Every Incredible Look From The 2021 MTV VMAs Red Carpet

From Olivia Rodrigo to Lil Nas X, Jackson Langford runs through this year's banging VMAs looks.

Today’s the day, gang! Gladys Berejiklian rightly stepped aside from her usual morning presser duties to make sure our full attention can be on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, happening right now at Barclays Center in New York.

It’s set to be a huge night. Not only is queen of the internet Doja Cat hosting the event, but pretty much anyone who is anyone is up for some big awards. Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, BTS, Billie Eilish, Drake and more are all looking to get their filthy rich hands on a moonperson (or moonpeople) tonight.

There’s also gonna be a spring of huge performances tonight, including Camila Cabello, Normani, Chlöe, Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots and oh so much more.

But before anyone takes the stage tonight, they have to take the red carpet. And given all the iconic (see: meaty) looks that have taken to the carpet in history, and the fact that this is one of the first major award shows to go ahead since COVID-19, you know 2021 is going to force these artists to show all the way out. So, here’s a running list of all the best and batshit lewks from the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet.

Lil Nas X

Find you a man that can do it allllllll baby!!!

Doja Cat

The brief was “Every Spice Girl combined into one” and let it be known the brief was MET!

Kacey Musgraves

Concept: Grimace if they made one of the year’s best albums.

Olivia Rodrigo

THIS is how you do your first VMAs!

Shawn Mendes

Like a super trendy version of the pants I wear to an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Smart man.

Madison Beer

Angelina Jolie should watch tf out.




How can you not just watch on with pride?

Camila Cabello

Do you think she’s hiding James Corden in mouse form in those giant dress pockets?


Three words: NOR! MA! NI!

Paris Hilton

Sliving as always.

Kim Petras

If someone robbed me looking like this, they can take literally anything they want. I don’t deserve it as much as they do.

Chlöe and Halle

Dress for the moonperson you want!

Avril Lavigne and MODSUN

I was just so violently thrust back to 2007 and now I have whiplash. I am absolutely here for it.

Troye Sivan


Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox

Assignment = understood!

Bretman Rock

We’d be disappointed if Rock showed up any other way.

Bella Poarch

Let’s be clear: if this was ‘Build A Bitch’, this is how we’d want to be built.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian

They heard about the new The Matrix: Resurrections trailer and ran with it. Divine.

Written and lovingly compiled by Jackson Langford.

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