Consider the official dress code of the 2019 MTV VMAs “anything goes.” The awards show that brought us Gaga hanging from the ceiling and that Kanye moment is just as memorable for the iconic style that happens on the red carpet as it is for the antics that happen on stage. (Case and point: Lil’ Kim’s purple wig and pastie situation and to just about everything Katy Perry’s worn in the past.) Given that MTV has always served as an outlet for the rebellious, stars aren’t afraid to let loose and have more fun with their style than, say, the Grammys.
This year’s carpet did not disappoint, especially on the beauty front. Lizzo brought her trademark campy glam ahead of her highly anticipated performance, and Taylor Swift brought back that classic red lip thing we all like. Read on for our favorite looks from the VMAs below, and check back as we add more throughout the night.