The 2018 MTV VMAs might be all about the music, but the fashion also takes center stage.
One trend we’re spotting tonight in NYC on the pink carpet? Dresses featuring a thigh-high slit, allowing paparazzi an easy view of A-listers’ statement shoes.
Case in point: Bebe Rexha and Cardi B, whose extravagant dresses — the former a glittering silver number by Christian Siriano, the latter a revealing magenta piece by Nicolas Jebran — made enough room for their matching heels. Rexha’s ankle-strap platform shoes added serious height while the “I Like It” rapper went for satin stilettos by Casadei.
DJ, producer and influencer Chantel Jeffries also took on the trend at Radio City Music Hall. She held up her effervescent printed dress as photographers snapped her Christian Louboutin heels in patent leather and clear PVC. The shoes feature a 4-inch heel with a pointed capped toe and T-strap vamp adorned with studs.
Sabrina Carpenter’s rendition was much more subtle, with an asymmetrical bandagelike white dress cut right at her left thigh to deliver a pair of classic nude pumps that elongated the 5-foot star’s frame.
In a twist on the trend, Winnie Harlow, Ashanti and Karlie Kloss went for nontraditional cutouts that also gave their shoes the attention they deserved.
All opted for metallic sandals in soaring levels, as Harlow paired her fringe Zuhair Murad dress with strappy heels while Ashanti matched her off-the-shoulder gown with similarly strappy mules by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss, on the other hand, slipped on a chain mail dress with a sweetheart bodice and high front slits from Elie Saab’s resort ’19 collection. Like the women above, she wore a pair of strappy metallic heels by Giuseppe Zanotti.
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