Olivia Rodrigo owned the spring and summer this year. You cannot deny it.
You literally can't go anywhere without hearing one of her songs from Sour, the debut album from the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress. Tonight, her moment continued with her very first VMAs performance. The good folks over at MTV just knew they had to book Olivia to perform, otherwise fans would be pulling up on them like:
Olivia's performance brought Sour to life in a whole new way. She gave us "Good 4 U," and it was incredible! But at the very end, she pushed her mic toward the camera, and it looked like she broke the lens. See videos of it here:
The “good 4 u” singer chose to go with a sophisticated, grown up sort of romanticism in this relatively simple but very pretty gown from the House of Versace. What might have been a too-simple design is made interesting and eye-catching with textural details and a strong color story.
Every music awards show red carpet is something of a free-for-all, just because singers and musical performers tend to have bigger, louder, and flashier personalities (and branding) than, say, your average Oscars attendee. The point is always to make as focus-pulling a statement about yourself as possible in the short time you walk that red carpet. Absolutely no event on the celebrity calendar ups the ante more on celebrity flash and attention-seeking than the MTV VMAs. This is the Olympics of loud fashion and these are this year’s champions along with the ones who… let’s just say they failed to place.
The Cooking With Paris star arrived sporting a can’t-ignore frock from her longtime pals The Blonds that she modeled in their Spring 2019 runway show. It’s a dress that sends out two very clear, very Paris messages: “I am a glittering diamond of a person” and “I’m not a hugger.”
One of the reasons the gays love Kacey Musgrave so much is because she’s got a highly evolved sense of camp. Case in point: this utterly dragtastic look which we just can’t look at without smiling—and then wrinkling our noses because we’re wondering why she’s sporting such a relatively flimsy shoe. An outfit this flashy needs a shoe that can keep pace.
Machine Gun Kelly in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria and Megan Fox in Mugler How can we not love an attention-seeking celebrity couple who love to dress for maximum impact on a red carpet? The smart stars know that we’re all looking for a little spectacle right now. His suit is honestly kind of gorgeous and while she’s not the first woman to walk the VMAs red carpet in a dress that was mostly imaginary, it cannot be denied that she’s working this one for all it’s worth.
The Cinderella star clearly did not choose to go the princess route for tonight. We’d like to “Yaas, Queen” her efforts here (because they are not subtle or shy), but that utterly massive saddlebag bow is just not working at all.
Madison Beer in Dolce & Gabbana The “Reckless” singer kept things simple, sexy and classic in a throwback look originally worn by Beyoncé in 2003. All the smart girls know that if you’re going to go with a red carpet homage, make sure it’s to an absolute queen.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and no, I'm not talking about Christmas. It's finally VMAs Sunday, and you already know I'm obsessing over the celebs that have made their way to the red carpet. Of course, that includes music's favorite it-girl and all-around fashion icon, Olivia Rodrigo.
Olivia just made her highly anticipated debut at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she's nominated for five awards including Best New Artist, Push Performance Artist, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Video. Naturally, Liv dressed for the occasion and she did not disappoint.
She wore a floor-length light orange satin dress topped with hot pink chiffon detailing. Not only is this color combo everything, but she chose the perfect accessory to complete her look: hot pink jeweled butterfly earrings. It's giving Y2K prom vibes in the best way, and I'd expect nothing less from Olivia.