The MTV VMAs red carpet is, historically, the most iconic awards show red carpet. It has always been a place for artists felt to explore their artistry to the fullest extent, whether that meant wearing solely chains, or wearing a purple nipple pastie. This year was no exception. After months of boring—albeit gorgeous—red carpet looks, celebrities turned up to the technicolored carpet in their most daring looks. And you know what? It paid off. It really did.
Click through the gallery to see our 13 favorite looks, then let us know what you think on social media.