5 Red Carpet Looks from the 2023 MTV VMAs That Got Everyone Talking

Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023
Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September 2023. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (14095570bb)

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards gave us another night to remember – and we’re not just talking about amazing performances. The red carpet at this award ceremony was one for the books, and we’re bringing you five show-stopping looks that got everyone talking.

Taylor Swift

With nine awards under her belt, Taylor Swift was the biggest winner at this year’s MTV VMAs. She collected all of her trophies in a black Versace gown, which featured asymmetrical design, edgy gold details, and a high slit.

Selena Gomez

Swift’s bestie Selena Gomez was also among the best-dressed stars on the VMAs red carpet, and her hot red Oscar de la Renta dress won us over with its dangling floral details.


Shakira was the honorary recipient of the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs, and we’ve seen her change several outfits – starting with this liquid gold Versace gown.

Olivia Rodrigo

Rodrigo is fresh off dropping her sophomore album Guts, and she reminded us that she’s one of the shiniest pop stars of her generation in a custom Ludovic de Saint Sernin gown, covered in over 150,000 Swarovski crystals.

Cardi B

Shimmering dresses were all the rage at this year’s MTV VMAs, and Cardi B gave us one of the most dazzling looks to date in this custom metallic Dilara Findikoglu ensemble.