The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are just a week away and I am very interested in seeing what all of the stars are going to bring to what can be one of the wildest nights of fashion on the red carpet. You can see everything from latex to feather to sequins to denim on this red carpet, and with the crop of nominees, performers, and presenters who are expected on this red carpet this year could bring a lot of interesting fashion to the red carpet. After walking the red carpet at the VMAs the last two years Bebe Rexha finally has a nomination this year for her hit collaboration “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line. Since she finally has a nomination I am expecting that we will see Bebe really go all out. For the red carpet outside of Radio City Music Hall I went really dramatic with this black feathered Eymeric François Fall 2018 Couture gown which features a silver sequin embroidery on the bodice, a sheer skirt, portrait neckline, and a dramatic train. It would really make for that really major moment that Bebe has yet to bring to the VMA’s red carpet, and what better time to deliver that than the red carpet with her very first VMA for as a performing artist. I think that with a sleek updo, dark crimson red lips, smokey eyes, a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline’ satin jeweled wing sandals, and a selection of Bayco diamonds including a choker, drop earrings, and multiple cocktail rings all would really ensure that she owns this red carpet. Since that gown is really big and I know she wouldn’t want people stepping on that dramatic feathered train all night, so I found a short cocktail version of the gown for Bebe to have a wardrobe change inside. It may not be from the same designer but I think that this black Nedo by Nedret Taciroglu Fall 2018 Couture cocktail dress which features feathered sleeves, a plunging neckline, bustier bodice, sheer skirt, mini length, and crystal embellishments would totally compliment the gown I want to see her wear, but allow her to let loose while inside the theater. Pair it with a whispy sleek bob, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti three band sandals with red crystals lips detail, and more Bayco jewels including a pair of diamond and ruby drop earrings and a marquis cut ruby and diamond cocktail ring to really make this another chic moment for Bebe. When it comes to style Camila Cabello doesn’t usually do anything for me. I did love the black and white fringe Givenchy gown that she wore for the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year, but that was the only fashion moment that I really loved. I want to see her bring some more high fashion moments to the red carpet. That is why I wanted to down the custom route which is why I dreamed up this red custom Miu Miu gown which was inspired by a scalloped edge halter mini dress adding a feathered skirt with a dramatic train. While Camila has yet to rock anything from the Prada/Miu Miu family yet, but there are few platforms better than the VMA’s red carpet to make it happen. I would let the gown be the statement of this look adding a chic bouffant, winged eyeliner, nude lips, matching red Miu Miu sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection diamond and ruby earrings. It would make for a real statement moment for Camila to come to the red carpet at the VMA’s. Just like with Bebe I decided that the dramatic train was great for the red carpet, but inside the theater the long train doesn’t really work. So I went shopping for a chic cocktail look for Camila to change into. I went for something that I feel has really great motion with this black velvet Rasario Fall 2018 RTW midi dress which features a strapless silhouette with a fitted waistline and a silver sequin fringe hem. The “Havana” singer would give her best tango moment wearing this dress. I would even go so far as having a big red rose stuck in her hair in addition to a pair of black Gucci crystal suede sandals to really turn this into a two for two of style hits for Camila. Dua Lipa has definitely been playing the role of the budding fashionista. She has rocked some of the most coveted brands on the red carpet so far this year with the most dramatic being a frothy pink Giambattista Valli Couture gown at the BRIT Awards earlier this year. She has worn several looks from Giambattista and I decided to turn to the designer once again for the perfect dress for Dua to rock on the VMA’s red carpet. While there are many chic moments that could come from the current collections I decided to dive into the archives for this ivory Giambattista Valli Spring 2018 Couture mini dress which features a flared draped hem, mint beaded embroidery on the bodice, and pink 3D floral embroidery on the hem. It isn’t what we are used to seeing from Dua, but I think that it really would be a very chic moment for her to bring to the red carpet especially with her wavy bob, winged eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of multicolor Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ metallic sandals.Earlier this summer I actually got to see Thirty Seconds To Mars live and Jared Leto was as magical of a human being as he comes across on television. He danced around the stage in a Gucci dress and just exuded awesomeness. I would imagine that Jared will once again take to the red carpet wearing a head to toe Gucci ensemble on the red carpet. I went to the latest Gucci collection and a really overly styled look for Jared. Everything about this Gucci Cruise 2019 ensemble screams Jared’s style from the oversized interlocking ‘GG’ logo smoking jacket and red and black striped skinny pants to the blue striped shirt with an oversized pointed collar and printed sweater screams Jared’s style. It is supposed to be 85 degrees next Monday in New York City, so he may want to leave the sweater on the runway. I do think that Jared will wear a pair of the chunky white sneakers that are so popular and like the look was paired with on the runway. I just know that when it comes to Jared’s red carpet style we just have to expect the unexpected. Last year Pink was the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and used her platform to talk about the expectations that are placed on her appearance during her acceptance speech. She said: “They say that I look like a boy, or I am too masculine, too many opinions, my body is too strong.” I say she is perfect. She takes risks. From Balmain mini dresses to zoot suits to Muppet like Armani Prive gowns the styles that Pink rocks on the red carpet in just about anything. For next Monday’s VMA’s I went for edgy, sexy, and masculine all wrapped up into one with this black Ronald Van Der Kemp Fall 2018 Couture ensemble which features a strapless pleated top and silk cargo pant. This is one of the easiest looks that I picked for this red carpet and I definitely think that if anyone has the chops to really sell this look to me on the red carpet it’s Pink. While with some I might want sky high Christian Louboutin pumps, but Pink isn’t the typical girl. So I would pair this ensemble with a punky coif, defined eyes, red lips, black Jimmy Choo ‘Hanah’ pearl embellished low chunky heel boots, and a pair of black diamond and pearl Jacob & Co spider web earrings all would really make this look the perfect mix of edge and glam for Pink.
The 2018 MTV Movie & Television Awards will take place on Monday August 20, 2018.