MTV VMAs: Most iconic outfits of all time, from Lil’ Kim to Lady Gaga

A ceremony notorious for its shocking on-stage moments and outrageous red carpet looks, the MTV Video Music Awards, otherwise known as the VMAs, will take place on Sunday 30 August.

But, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year will be unlike any other.

The event, which celebrates the best music videos of the year, was originally set to air live from Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, but those plans have since been scrapped.

Instead, the show will consist of various live outdoor performances across New York City from artists including Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus, which will all be streamed online and presented by Scream Queens and Hustlers star Keke Palmer.

While little else is known about the details of the ceremony, one thing viewers can be sure of is that there will be plenty of show-stopping looks to enjoy.

According to direct messages shared by fans on Twitter, the VMAs is planning on having a formal red carpet of some kind, but in what capacity it will take place is uncertain.

Since the first ceremony in 1984, the VMAs has delivered some iconic outfits aplenty, ranging from the truly show-stopping to the downright bizarre.

Over the years, we have seen Lady Gaga arrive in a dress made out of meat, Katy Perry pay homage to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s double denim moment, and Lil’ Kim wear one of the most famous body-baring jumpsuits of all time.

Click through the gallery above to take a look back through the most memorable and iconic looks to have ever graced the VMAs red carpet.