Taylor Swift kicked off the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet wearing a sequined houndstooth crop top-and-pants combo, which she paired with Christian Louboutin pumps. She arrived with a group of her famous friends, including Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez and Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt.
Nicki Minaj opened the show with a performance of her song “Trini Dem Girls,” which turned into a surprise dual performance when Swift came out to sing Minaj’s song “The Night Is Still Young.” The two had engaged in a Twitter battle earlier this summer after Minaj took to Twitter to complain about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the VMAs.
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Swift, who has been wearing Stuart Weitzman shoes exclusively on her 1989 World Tour, once again donned the designer’s shoes onstage. She wore a pair of red sparkly custom Weitzman Gran booties, which she paired with a sparkly fringed red mini dress.
Weitzman’s shoes were all over the red carpet. Swift’s friend, Martha Hunt, wore a pair of the designer’s black Legwrap sandals, as did Rita Ora. Bella Thorne chose the same style in gold.
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