VMAs 2013

Best of the VMAs Red Carpet

From Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, see highlights from the red carpet at the 2013 MTV VMAs.

Lady Gaga looked surprisingly minimal, Katy Perry opted for leopard, and Miley wore vintage Dolce & Gabbana. See the fashion highlights from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. 

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Lady Gaga

It's a far cry from arriving in an egg or a meat dress: Lady Gaga looked shockingly normal in a custom Prabal Gurung long, black dress with a black bow and a straight black wig as she arrived at the VMAs. To perform "Applause," she made multiple costume changes, wearing several different wigs and ultimately a shell bra. 

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Miley Cyrus

Miley channeled Princess Leia with her hair in two buns—but looked pretty wild in a black spandex two-piece (which was vintage Dolce & Gabbana from 1992, the year she was born) covered with beads and Giuseppe Zanotti heels. To perform alongside Robin Thicke, she changed into a nude, latex spandex number. 

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Rihanna looked exceedingly casual in jeans, a ripped t-shirt, and a diamond in her teeth.

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Willow and Jaden Smith

The "Whip My Hair" star wore overalls, while her brother, Jaden, opted for all black.

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Daft Punk

Daft Punk wore their glittering blazers (presumably Saint Laurent) with, of course, their signature helmets.

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Ciara looked stunning in a nude-colored dress by Givenchy Couture.

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Allison Williams

Girls star Allison Williams shined in a feminine, white long-sleeve Valentino mini-dress and PHYNE by Paige Novick earrings.


Katy Perry

In honor of her newly-released single, “Roar,” Katy Perry chose a leopard print number from Emanuel Ungaro’s Fall 2013 collection and a sleek, slicked-back ponytail—and, of course, a matching grill.

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Taylor Swift

Paging Daisy Buchanan. Taylor Swift stunned in a navy floor-length Herve Leger dress, Prada shoes, and loose curls.

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Rita Ora

Ora wore and Alexandre Vauthier dress with a long train and Cartier jewels.

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Iggy Azalea

Rapper Iggy Azalea wore an Emilio Pucci gold silk embroidered halterneck gown from the designer's Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

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Coco Rocha

The model looked pretty badass in black jeans and a beaded black leather jacket.

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Lil Kim

Brooklyn native and rapper Lil Kim wore a black latex perforated bodysuit with yellow Christian Louboutin booties.

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Rozonda Thomas, otherwise known as Chilli from TLC, brought back the ’90s in full effect with her crop-top.

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Erin Wasson

The model looked bizarre in a dress that appeared to be a black bikini with a mesh overlay, and a matching headband.

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Robin Thicke

The "Blurred Lines" singer wore a classic black tuxedo with no tie alongside wife Paula Patton (who wore Lever couture) on the red carpet. Later in the evening, he performed his song-of-summer alongside Miley Cyrus.

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Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley took the red carpet by storm in a black sleeveless crop top, Emilio Pucci Resort 2014 skirt, and Casadei pumps. 

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Selena Gomez

Former Disney star Selena Gomez looked all grown up in a floor-length purple gown by Atelier Versace.

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson wore a houndstooth-leather combo dress by Christian Dior with a serious amount of Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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Rapper Macklemore arrived at the awards prom ready in a seafoam green suit, white button-down, and skinny gray tie. He topped the ensemble off with a fur scarf.

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Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman rocked the rep carpet in a nude, semi-sheer floor-length gown as she canoodled with A$AP Rocky.

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One Direction

The boys of One Direction -- Liam, Zayne, Niall, Harry, and Louis -- go grunge for the red carpet in a variety of black and white tees, tight pants, and casual sneakers.

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake brought his suit (but left the tie at home) in a black and white ensemble -- and topped things off with a hat.