The MTV Video Music Awards is known for many things: Oh-no-he/she-didn’t controversies (i.e. The Kanye vs. Taylor beef, Miley doing the twerk on Robin Thicke) to the making-or-breaking of household names. The shock factor of the MTV VMAs annual bash has always been projected on its blue carpet, too — cue Gwen Stefani’s intergalactic fur bikini or Christina Aguilera’s underboob sitch (which was more than a decade premature).
But this year was quite an exception, with a line-up of artists going for more refined and poised looks. Take for instance, host Katy Perry’s minimalist, floor-sweeping gown from French couturier Stéphane Rolland, or Millie Bobby Brown’s age-appropriately edgy Rodarte tulle frills.
Of course, there were a handful of irreverent chic numbers thrown into the mix, albeit still considered “safe” by MTV VMAs’ standards: Paris Jackson’s see-through Dior dress, Hailey Baldwin’s barely-there Zuhair Murad jumpsuit, and Nicki Minaj’s skintight latex.
Here, swipe through to see all the best dressed celebrities from 2017’s MTV VMAs.
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