All hail Lorde the Queen of feathers
Much like previous years (remember when Kanye interrupted Taylor’s speech?), the MTV VMAs 2017 had their fair share of memorable moments. There was the big reveal of Taylor Swift’s new video, Look What You Made Me Do, with all its subtle references, and Pink’s powerful speech about her daughter and body image.
But on stage wasn’t the only place celebs were making a statement, they were doing it on the red carpet too. Ke$ha made her red carpet comeback after releasing her first single in four years earlier this month, and to mer her dreamy ruffled dress was the perfect way to symbolise a new beginning.
Meanwhile, Lorde shunned her usual dark colours in favour of a lilac feather dress by Monique Lhuillier, which totally stole the show.
Katy Perry went quite demure in a white dress, but did jazz things up with some statement hoop earrings. Some fans suggested it was a subtle message to Taylor Swift, who dropped her new music video at the event. Their feud is legendary, and Taylor’s new music video is supposedly a dig at Katy, and Katy’s choice of white might be a way to show she is the bigger, more peaceful person. Who knows? Either way, it’s fabulous.
Mel B wore a sequin dress emblazoned with the words ‘You Will Never Own Me’, no doubt in reference to her ex Stephen Belafonte, who was allegedly abusive towards her.
Millie Bobby Brown, at just 13, slayed it in a gold-embellished Rodarte dress, toughened up with biker boots, which to me totally encapsulates what the VMAs are all about: fun, carefree and edgy.
Scroll down for all the best looks from the red carpet.
This dreamy Monique Lhuillier dress was definitely a bit of a departure for Lorde, who usually favours a more Gothic vibe, and she suited the pale lilac and feathers beautifully.
Katy Perry is always one to make a fashion statement (see her Met Gala 2017 dress), so this Stephane Rolland dress is quite demure for her, but I like how she elevated it with some giant hoop earrings.
Hailey Baldwin’s plunging Zuhair Murad jumpsuit was refreshing in a see of dresses, and just as glamorous.
This Dior dress is basically how you do see-through the classy way.
I love the embroidered details on this Nicolas Jebran dress, like the pin-up fairy and heart.
I love it when a celeb wears high street on the red carpet, and I’d never have guessed this chic tux dress was from H&M.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how fashion Millie Bobby Brown is, considering she’s only 13? This Rodarte dress, teamed with biker boots, is the ultimate example.
Mel B made a statement with her ‘You Will Never Own Me’ sequin dress by Discount Universe.
I love a ruffle, so Ke$ha’s Monsoori dress is the dream.
The VMAs are meant to be a fun party, and Hailee’s Atelier Versace mini dress embodies just that.
The actress went for a pin-up look in this feather dress with sheer paneling by Yanina Couture and Sophia Webster shoes.
Katy Perry took to the stage in a gorgeous Roberto Cavalli Couture gown.
Jasmine Saunders strutted the MTV VMAs in a flapper girl meets golden goddess inspired two piece by Moschino. Pairing the look perfectly with delicate, gold Sophia Webster heels.