When it comes to the MTV Video Music Awards, it’s become less about the Moon Man, and more about who wore what. Whether we are talking about Lady Gaga’s 2010 meat dress that became a fashion statement of the year or L’il Kim’s purple pasty in 1999, celebs love to indulge in their wildest whims on the red carpet. Let’s take a look at some of the most outrageous and memorable looks.
Rose McGowan, 1998
Rose’s outfit at the 1998 VMAs was basically barely there. She walked the carpet with Marilyn Manson, and nothing much. It is known by many as one of the most iconic dresses of all time.
L’il Kim, 1999
L’il Kim’s purple pasty at the 1999 VMAs sure made this outfit choice an iconic number.
Britney Spears, 2001
Britney Spears topped it off with a super memorable performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” featuring a live snake at the VMAs. If that doesn’t win accessory of the millenium, we’re not sure what will.
Christina Aguilera, 2002
Oh boy, the 2000s was quite the year for fashion, and Christina Aguilera sported the underboob outfit at the red carpet.
Lady Gaga, 2010
Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress was made of beef, and while this jaw-dropping look turned heads and received criticism from animal right’s groups, she was named Time magazine’s fashion statement of the year.
Cher walked onstage in her outfit from the ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ video, poking fun at MTV since her video was banned from airing on the channel when it first came out.
Nicki Minaj, 2011
We’re not really sure what’s happening.
Miley Cyrus, 2013
Miley made the headlines at the 2013 VMAs for her raunchy performance with Robin Thicke. Her outfit was a bear leotard, accompanied by a foam finger.
Selena Gomez, 2013
Selena wore a stunning Atelier Versace gown which revealed a risque corset at the 2013 VMAs.
Miley Cyrus, 2015
Miley wore a bunch of outfits that turned heads at the red carpet in 2015. While hosting the show, she wore a strappy Atelier Versace outfit.