MTV Video Music Awards red carpet 2021

Kacey Musgraves (left), Lil Nas X (center), and Doja Cat (right) on the 2021 VMAs red carpet.

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  • The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday in Brooklyn, New York.
  • From sheer jumpsuits to dramatic necklines, celebrities had fun with their red-carpet looks.
  • Lil Nas X wore an all-purple look with a train, while Doja Cat wore a bustier with thigh-high socks.
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Kacey Musgraves stepped onto the red carpet in an eye-catching purple dress and feather-filled hat from the Valentino fall 2021 collection.

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Kacey Musgraves in Valentino at the 2021 VMAs.

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She paired the oversized hat and thigh-length cocktail dress with long red gloves and see-through heels.

Anitta also wore gloves with her velvet Miss Sohee gown.

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Anitta in Miss Sohee at the 2021 VMAs.

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The sheer slit in her dress dipped down to her stomach. 

Doja Cat wore a draped bustier by Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood with platform sandals and thigh-high socks.

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Doja Cat in Vivienne Westwood at the 2021 VMAs.

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Her sky-high red shoes laced up over her red socks, creating footwear that looked like boots at first glance. 

Doja Cat also wore a string of large stones around her neck and matched her nails to the draped fabric on her bodice. 

The Kid Laroi opted for a no-shirt look on the red carpet, and wore a massive cross in the center of his chest instead.

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The Kid Laroi on the 2021 VMA red carpet.

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He paired his all-leather look with oversized sunglasses and black Converse sneakers. 

Lil Nas X walked the red carpet in a head-to-toe purple Atelier Versace look.

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Lil Nas X in a monochrome look at the 2021 VMAs.

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Lil Nas X’s sparkly, off-the-shoulder top featured a flowing train. He paired the look with purple boots. 

Bella Poarch donned a see-through jumpsuit with a long train on the red carpet.

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Bella Poarch at the 2021 VMAs.

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Poarch also went with a monochrome look on the red carpet.

Her bustier-style top included a keyhole opening and exposed ribbing. The dramatic train flowed several feet behind her as well. 

Jack Harlow went with a head-turning green leather suit for the occasion.

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Jack Harlow on the 2021 VMA red carpet.

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He paired the suit with black shoes and a black turtleneck under the jacket. 

Tinashe’s leather outfit was made up of a black crop top and low-rise, lace-up pants.

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Tinashe walking the red carpet at the 2021 VMAs.

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Her tan pants had a crisscross lace-up feature running down the front of the legs from hip to ankle. And the zig-zag cut on her top kept things edgy. 

She also wore black, pointed-toe pumps with sparkly ankle straps. 

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