Held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards took outrageous red carpet looks to the next level, and host Miley Cyrus set the tone with some pretty crazy fashion choices.
Check out the MTV VMA 2015 red carpet most memorable looks, from the best dressed celebrities to A-listers who got pummeled by fashion critics. From Taylor Swift to Kim Kardashian West, see the most impressive red carpet looks.
As the host of the awards ceremony, Miley Cyrus went for broke. The singer wore multiple Jeremy Scott creations on stage, but for the red carpet she opted for custom Versace.
Her metallic dress barely covered her nipples and the bottom looked like it was stolen off a chandelier.
One of the biggest winners of the night, Taylor Swift picked up awards for her videos “Bad Blood” and “Black Space”, and walked the red carpet with her A-lister friends. Wearing Ashish, Swift had ones of the most memorable looks on the MTV VMA 2015 red carpet. Her crop top and high-waisted pants look was completed by Louboutins and her signature winged eyeliner.
Stealing her older sister’s look, Kylie channeled Kim at the VMAs. She just turned 18, but the reality show star went for a more mature look on the red carpet. Jenner opted for a Balmain dress featuring long sleeves and a short hemline, a silhouette that Kim wore plenty of times before announcing her pregnancy. Kylie upped the glam factor with her perfectly styled bangs.
The singer had one of the most memorable looks on the MTV VMA 2015 red carpet, but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of taking any kind of fashion risk, Selena stuck to a black Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2015 dress that faded in the background compared to most other looks. The fashion faux pas that completed her look was the fact that her pasties were visible through the sheer fabric.
With a lingerie-inspired look, the British singer stood out at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. FKA twigs rocked a sexy Atelier Versace Fall 2015 gown, with a stunning corset and Swarovski crystal undergarments. With the perfect mixture of boldness and elegance, the singer got top marks for her look.
Without Beyoncé around, Nicki Minaj picked up the mantle for stunning naked sheer gowns. The singer opted for a Labourjoisie creation that places her among the MTV VMA 2015 red carpet most memorable looks. The metallic gold sheer gown was perfectly accented with pearls, and Minaj walked away from the ceremony with the Best Hip Hop Video Award for “Anaconda”.
Kim Kardashian West
Kanye picked up the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs, and the couple was color-coordinated as always on the red carpet. Kim continues to wear Balmain even as her baby bump is growing, and she opted for one of Olivier Rousteing’s designs. Her custom khaki maxi dress was inspired by a look from from Balmain’s Resort 2016 collection.
With a slicked back ponytail, Rita Ota let her custom Vera Wang gown take the spotlight, and it resulted in one of the MTV VMA 2015 red carpet most memorable looks. Her low-cut black dress featured a dramatic feather skirt and was accessorized with black Stuart Weitzman heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Opting for a pink creation from the Nicolas Jebran Spring 2015 Couture collection, Demi Lovato stuck to simple hair and makeup. Keeping her lips nude and opting for matching pumps, the singer wore her hair slicked back and allowed her dress to do the talking. Perfectly suited to her curves, the pink ensemble featured mosaic cut-outs and a sheer back.
Making a strong statement helped Amber Rose and her friend Blac Chyna rock two of the MTV VMA 2015 red carpet most memorable looks. While Chyna chose a skintight dress, Rose opted for a catsuit, and both creations were covered in brightly colored text, featuring words like “whore” and “slut”. Amber Rose has been dedicated to fighting gender inequality and victim blaming, and her look perfectly captured that message.