The 2020 VMAs may well not have experienced a regular red carpet with attendees strutting to the roar of wildly screaming supporters in the track record, but the fashion even now shipped. Presenters, nominees and winners served seems to be — remotely or in viewers-fewer areas scattered all through New York Metropolis — ranging from official to complete-on relaxed.

All through a reside pre-display, a phase dubbed “VMA Vogue Flashbacks” was a nostalgic try to remind us of the award show’s legendary fashion moments pre-coronavirus, when celebs could walk the red carpet with out needing to stress about masks and social distancing: Lizzo scorching in a personalized red-sequin Moschino column, Cardi B in a white cone-bra jumpsuit by Christian Siriano, Taylor Swift glittering in a colorful Versace blazer and thigh-significant boots.

But these flashbacks also reminded us that the VMAs red carpet has normally been about fashion moments that flaunt person style with a severe side of carefree preening. And that spirit even now glimmered despite the remoteness of it all.

Below are some of the most trendy moments of the night:


2020 MTV Video Music Awards  Arrivals

DaBaby rocks the virtual red carpet at the 2020 VMAs.

Getty Images for MTV

2020 MTV Video Music Awards  Arrivals

Up Upcoming

A 7-12 months-outdated Queens boy who battled Leukemia for many decades…

The “Rockstar” rapper wore his really like of logos on his sleeve (pretty much): a Dolce & Gabbana cap, a Supreme jacket and Louis Vuitton shorts.


Sofia Carson
Sofia Carson at the 2020 VMAs.Getty Images for MTV

The singer and actress brought the glam in a a person-shoulder Giambattista Valli peplum gown.

3. Device GUN KELLY

Machine Gun Kelly, winner of best alternative video.
Device Gun Kelly, winner of very best choice movie, at the 2020 VMAs.Getty Images for MTV

The rapper-singer and actor approved his Moon Human being for very best choice songs movie in a warm pink Berluti double-breasted accommodate styled with a matching sleeveless turtleneck underneath. Substitute? Sure. Profitable? Big sure!


Nicole Richie at the 2020 VMAs.
Nicole Richie at the 2020 VMAs.Getty Images for MTV

The fashion plate — whose change ego Nikki Fre$h took about the virtual red carpet tonight — served punk princess vibes in a powerful-shouldered chartreuse minidress complete with a educate and spiky bejeweled headband. She discovered that she selected the dress for its coloration as a nod to her upcoming socially conscious album, which is all about “organic greens.”


Actress Joey King, star of Netflix's
Actress Joey King, star of Netflix’s “The Kissing Booth” and Hulu’s “The Act.”BACKGRID

Opting for a drop-inspired floral Versace mini-dress, the actress — who was on hand to current — endearingly shared the magic formula styling methods she employed to achieve her glance: Spanx, plenty of makeup on her legs “so they glance shiny” and extensions. We stan an truthful Joey King.


Miley Cyrus strikes her signature pose at the 2020 VMAs.
Miley Cyrus strikes her signature pose at the 2020 VMAs.Vijat Mohindra/MTV VMAs 2020 by using

Legitimate to the fashion icon’s penchant for naked dressing, Cyrus sizzled in a sheer, strapless, sparkly Mugler gown styled with matching gloves.


VMAs 2020 host Keke Palmer.
VMAs 2020 host Keke Palmer.Picture Illustration by Frazer Har

The host served up an eclectic providing of seems to be, but this feathery frock was a welcome dose of whimsy.

eight. Lady GAGA

Accepting the Moon Human being for very best collaboration for her and Ariana Grande’s strike one “Rain on Me,” Gaga’s rainbow shredded gown, complete with a warm pink mask, was an eye-popping combination of effectiveness art, fashion and functionality.


Dojo Cat on the VMAs 2020 virtual red carpet.
Doja Cat on the VMAs 2020 virtual red carpetGetty Images for RCA

Red carpet or not, it’s not the VMAs with out physique-hugging chainmail, a plunging neckline and some severely alluring jewels. Doja Cat confirmed us how it’s performed in this Versace mini-dress.


Maluma sings his new single at the 2020 VMAs.
Maluma sings his new one at the 2020 VMAs.Getty Images for MTV

Monochromatic anything at all is a bold glance — but in highlighter yellow, it’s even bolder. It’s also evidence that the very best Latin songs movie recipient was a brilliant place of the night.


Taylor Swift won best director for
Taylor Swift won very best director for “The Man” at the 2020 VMAs.AP

Embracing the comforts of quarantine, Swift ditched her signature sparkle and alternatively approved her speech from a distant location dressed in a blue striped button-down. Topped with curly bangs and with buttons undone for a relaxed influence, she personifies cozy chic.

thirteen. BELLA HADID

Bella Hadid introduced the new Tricon award at the 2020 VMAs.
Bella Hadid launched the new Tricon award at the 2020 VMAs.Getty Images for MTV

No a person loves a ’90s fashion moment far more than Bella Hadid. On hand to current, the supermodel opted for a small, sheer black bodysuit and trouser by Nensi Dojaka.