MTV VMAs red carpet
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Miley Cyrus attends the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Vijat Mohindra/MTV VMAs 2020/Vijat Mohindra/MTV VMAs 2020 via Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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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