The 33rd annual MTV Video Music Awards was broadcasted live from Madison Square Garden last night, and saw an array of celebrities take to the red carpet (well, the white carpet) in sexy and refreshingly refined looks.
Beyoncé was the night’s biggest winner, and took home the award for Video of the Year. Mrs. Carter made a stunning arrival in a mint green, embellished dress that featured an elaborate feathered neckline by Francesco Scognamiglio Couture. 4-year-old Blue Ivy Carter complemented her mother’s ethereal look in a peach tulle dress from Mischka Aoki, and stepped into matching Giuseppe Junior sneakers. Meanwhile, black ruled the night with Kim Kardashian West, Rita Ora, Britney Spears, and Ariana Grande clad in ebony ensembles.
Elsewhere, models Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill donned Moschino numbers. Maxwell opted for a midriff-baring bralette paired with coordinating, flared-leg pants; while Hill reached for a shimmering, asymmetrical neckline, distressed number. However, Naomi Campbell stole the spotlight in a mint, velvet mini dress by Brandon Maxwell.
The men of the hour arrived looking dapper in suits sans shirts. Rapper Desiigner took the lead in an apricot Maison Margiela pairing. Meanwhile, designer Jeremy Scott and rapper Ty Dolla Sign followed suit (pun intended) in shirtless getups.
The evening saw Rihanna receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The Barbadian singer took to the stage four times to perform electrifying medleys comprised of her greatest hits while dressed in array of high impact looks. She opted for a head-to-toe-bubblegum pink getup from Hood By Air to open the show, and a champagne, utilitarian-inspired, belted couture dress by Alexandre Vauthier to accept her award. Britney Spears returned to the VMA stage for the first time since 2007 to belt out her latest single Make Me alongside rapper, G-Eazy. Prior to Spears’ anticipated comeback, Beyoncé delivered a powerful performance with a combination of songs taken from her Lemonade video album.
See the red carpet looks from the 2016 MTV VMAs here.