Black was the color of the night as many saw it kill in color on the red carpet
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: The VMAs are back. One of the music industry’s most exciting nights, the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday, August 28th at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. The stars in attendance turned the red carpet into a crime scene for killing. It looked like black was the color of the night as many rocked it.
This year’s awards were hosted by Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J. From Taylor Swift’s rhinestone-studded Oscar de la Renta wonder to Lil Nas X’s Harris Reed ensemble, here’s a list of the best looks from the big night.
These were Taylor Swift’s first VMAs since 2019! The ‘Evermore’ star has won five awards including video of the year for ‘All Too Well’ in which she appeared. She was literally a star in a rhinestone-embellished mini dress with a silver chain by Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and her signature red lips and cat eye.
The ‘Industry Baby’ singer is known for never being quiet about it. This year, he wore a “heavy” feathered headgear that became the center of attention at the VMAs. Nas showed off his abs in a black hoop skirt with furry feathers and matching headpiece designed exclusively by Harris Reed.
The 32-year-old singer looked sensational wearing a black Vivienne Westwood number with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit that showed plenty of skin. The ‘I’m a mess’ singer wore a pair of black platform shoes and left her blonde hair loose around her face. She completed her look with black lipstick, a lip ring and statement earrings.
‘Bachelor Nation’ star Tayshia Adams dazzled in a flowing thigh-high strapless green dress by Tarik Ediz, while wearing jewelry by Nicole Rose and Nickho Ray and metallic sandals.
Sofia Carson, best known for playing Evie, the Evil Queen’s daughter, in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants certainly looked like she was channeling her dark side, leaving everyone speechless. She looked the picture of elegance in a black Carolina Herrera column dress with a bustier and cocoon hood, paired with David Yurman earrings.
Blackpink attended the big night coordinating black outfits. Rose, Jennie, Jisoo and Lisa rocked the red carpet in dresses by Celine, Christian Dior, Chanel and Saint Laurent. They performed their latest hit “Pink Venom” and this is their first US awards show.
Brazilian singer Anitta rose to national fame in 2013 with the release of her single Show das Poderosas. Anitta exudes “the heart of Brazil” in this dress from Schiaparelli, which features a sequin heart appliqué across the bust and Tiffany & Co jewelry.
The American singer and actress wore a sparkling dress by Zuhair Murad, earrings by Lorraine Schwartz and a striking red lip. The ‘The Shower’ singer looked regal.
The 24-year-old singer and one-half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle left fans thirsty in a sequined silver zigman. She completed her look with matching silver Jimmy Choo shoes, Just Desi earrings and H Crowne bracelets.
Known for The CW’s teen drama series Riverdale and for playing Annabelle in Lorene Scafaria’s black comedy crime drama Hustlers, Lili Reinhart took everyone’s breath away in a sheer black Fendi lace number with polka dots. She oozed 2000s emo vibes with a hint of Edgar Allan Poe.