It’s time once again for the greatest red carpet of all–no, not the Oscars, not the Met Gala, but the MTV Video Music Awards. And why is it the greatest? Because it replaces all the pomp and circumstance of those other red carpet spectacles with more shameless fameballing, astonishingly tacky minis, ridiculous costumes, novelty hats, ornamental canes and so forth–sometimes even capes! It’s the best of times, it is the worst of times.
This year, the ceremony’s in Brooklyn at the massive Barclay’s Center (above)–and the big draw is that almost-certainly-happening ‘NYSNC reunion. But even if they don’t break out the marionette strings, there will be plenty of other absurd outfits to enjoy.
We’ll be updating throughout the night as photos come in, so refresh early and refresh often. Tomorrow, we’ll round them up in (relatively) best and (definitively) worst lists.
Katy Perry (in Coco Rocha‘s dress from this year’s Met Gala?! Scandal!)
She also wore a grill, which are apparently everywhere.
Grimes and 2 Chainz also wore the same pants.
T-Boz and Chili!
Machine Gun Kelly
You did want a closeup of this awfulness, didn’t you?
Taylor Swift… IN BLACK!
Ronnie Magro and Sammi Sweetheart
(All photos via Getty)