Before COVID-19 hit much of the globe, the film and music awards seasons made a timely escape from the wreckage of lockdown. As restrictions ease around the globe, it was MTV Video Music Awards that took on the challenge of creating a virtual ceremony that still included the very best from pre-COVID times; that being, celebrities and style.
As the 2020 MTV VMAs kick off live from New York City, nominees and guests are tuning in from all areas of the globe while select celebrities have attended a socially distant red carpet. Of course, the music industry doesn’t tone it down for anything – even a global health crisis – with the likes of The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Jaden Smith, gracing the press in spectacular and OTT fashion.
Off the back of his latest album release, Cool Tape 3, Smith attended the show donned in a thematic look tied back to his album, wearing dirtied jeans, chunky sneakers and a colourful felt blazer. Machine Gun Kelly was seen in a fluorescent pink ensemble with an attempt to bring back the turtleneck vest – we’ll leave whether he succeeded up to you, the reader. Elsewhere, Columbian singer Maluma arrived in dapper style, donned in a double-breasted black suit complete with chunky gold jewellery as The Weeknd wore a signature red suit, black leather gloves and a couple of bloodied black eyes to match – in time for his epic rooftop performance.
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