Don’t get me wrong—I love the high-glamour moments from the Oscars and the Golden Globes, but there’s just something about the fashion showcased at the MTV Video Music Awards that hits different. Whether it’s Lady Gaga’s iconic meat dress in 2010 or Rose McGowan’s next-to-naked sequin dress in 1998, MTV’s biggest night is always home to next-level (and sometimes shocking) looks. And this year’s selection is sure to be no exception.
With performances by Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, and Blackpink lined up and nominees including Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Doja Cat potentially making an appearance, I’m betting big that 2022’s sartorial selection will exceed expectations. Follow along below as I pick out all the best looks from tonight’s red carpet.