The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet is under way — and celebrities are turning out in eye-catching, risk-taking ensembles.
Taylor Swift was one of the first stars on the red carpet at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The “Cornelia Street” singer wore a neon-print Versace blazer with a sparkly pink top underneath. For footwear, Swift reached for black thigh-high boots by Christian Louboutin with a pointed silhouette, stiletto heel and embellishment throughout.
Elsewhere, Megan Thee Stallion also opted for thigh-highs. The “Hot Girl Summer” entertainer wore black over-the-knee boots with silver embellishment that coordinated with the rest of her ensemble: a blazer, bra top and high-waisted hot pants.
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Ava Max likewise went with boots — choosing a silhouette that adheres to one of fall’s biggest trends: platforms. The “Sweet But Psycho” hit maker wore a superherolike cape with her chunky-soled boots, opting for a platform style that added several extra inches of height.
Meanwhile, Zara Larsson opted for a feminine red carpet aesthetic. The pop star wore a baby pink gown with a long train and silver ankle-strap sandals.
At this year’s VMAs, Swift and Ariana Grande lead the field with 10 nominations apiece. Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X were among the breakthrough stars to receive nominations; comedian Sebastian Maniscalco was hosting.
While the red carpet is already underway, the show itself doesn’t start until 8 p.m. ET.
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