We are getting closer and closer to this years VMA’s. I feel like we still do not know what the show is going to look like and how it will be staged. I am really interested in seeing what the producers are putting together. I am disappointed that we won’t actually get a red carpet, but I am interested in seeing what everyone wears for their performances and to accept their awards. MTV did announce plans for the show to “[span] all five boroughs” to “pay homage to the strength, spirit and incredible resilience of NYC and its beloved residents.” I would be shocked if Alicia Keys, who does come across as an ultimate New Yorker, won’t perform. She is nominated for Best R&B thanks to her song “Underdog” which focuses on rising in situations that may be difficult. I went back to the same idea I had for Keke Palmer and picked a head to toe look for Alicia from black designers starting with an eggplant iridescent velvet Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 RTW double breasted suit which features strong shoulders, slouchy sleeves, and wide leg trousers. I can definitely imagine Alicia sitting at a piano placed in the middle of a street in New York City as the sun sets performing “Underdog” in this suit. It would be made even better with a sleek updo with perfectly beat babyhairs, smokey eyes. glossy nude pink lips, a pair of black Brother Vellies ‘Bowery Palms’ feather detailed sling back strappy sandals, and white diamond Vanleles ‘Bridal Cuff’ marquis and pear shaped wreath earrings.When I head that Chloe x Halle were only given a place to perform in the VMA’s pre-show I was annoyed. First I don’t know how that will work. The pre-show usually takes place on the red carpet as guests arrive. Well there is no red carpet. So why not just call it the show. Second I feel like these sisters have been doing it for a while now and deserve the plunge to the main show. Either way I am excited to see what they and stylist Zerina Akers are going to cook up for the VMA’s. I decided to pick two complimentary looks from the David Koma Fall 2020 RTW collection for these ladies starting with a black slim fit wool single button suit with a white and green crystal embellished harness for Chloe Bailey and a black sequined jersey long sleeve mini dress which features a cutout neckline for Halle Bailey. The two looks are super sexy and glamorous and I feel like these sisters would own their respective moments at the VMA’s. To style the looks I would love to see Chloe with a sleek ponytail of braids, smokey eyes, deep red glossy lips, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Galativi’ crystal embellished mesh paneled pointed toe pumps and Halle with an intricate asymmetrical braid updo, thick defined eyes, deep red glossy lips, a pair of black patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Open Liloo’ crisscross strap sandals, and a selection of Gismondi 1754 jewels including ‘Prato Fiorito’ white diamond and emerald earcuffs and a statement white diamond and emerald ‘Cascata’ waterfall cocktail ring. The styling would definitely turn these looks into major moments. It was the custom red sequin ‘siren’ emblazoned Moschino gown at the 2019 MTV VMAs that told me that Lizzo was going to be a fashionable force to be reckoned with. I’ve been obsessed with her looks from Atelier Versace, Moschino, Mary Katrantzou, and more! She is nominated for two VMAs this year and I would have loved to see what she would wear for the red carpet this year. I was thinking about looks and I fell in love with this jade green Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2020 Couture gown which gives distinct 60’s palm springs hostess caftan vibes with its ostrich feather trim. It is super glam but definitely not a look that anyone could pull off. I feel like this is such a bold statement and I think that Lizzo has the presence to make it work. I would make this look even more major with a teased bouffant updo, smokey glitter eyes, deep red Pat McGrath glitter lips, a pair of gold trimmed Votette ‘Cindy’ pointed toe PVC pumps, and statement Mateo NY 14k gold and white pearl ‘Blizzard’ mobile drop earrings. Machine Gun Kelly will also be performing at the 2020 VMAs “pre-show” what ever that means. The rapper is definitely known to serve a cool menswear moment and I am praying we see that from him at the 2020 VMA’s. We’ve seen him pull looks from Calvin Klein by Raf Simons, Comme de Garcons, and Saint Laurent but instead of going to one of those top tier labels instead I wanted to see MGK rock a look from Netflix’s Next In Fashion Season 1 runner up Daniel W. Fletcher. I LOVE this look which features a black tuxedo coat, a white unbuttoned button down, a pair of boot cut white piped slashed trousers, and a wide white asymmetrical cummerbund from his Fall 2020 Menswear collection titled “Start Me Up.” It is a cool new take on the classic tuxedo and I feel like that is what MGK is into. Only thing I would add a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Trapman Flat’ formal combat style leather boots and two Jacob & Co necklaces including a white gold set white diamond studded ‘Safety Pin’ necklace and a white diamond asscher cut cross pendant necklace to really make this look super cool. Finishing out this list is the gorgeous Taylor Swift who is nominated for 5 VMA’s. We haven’t heard about Taylor performing or making any appearances at this years event. I won’t lie to you I’m not loving her new album, but I would love to see her give a super soft glam moment inspired by the aesthetic the album gives wearing this grey and white marbled pattern chiffon Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture one shoulder gown which features a defined waist, ruffle detail on the shoulder, an a-line skirt, and a thigh high split. It is the soft moody glam effortless elegance that is woven in the music from Folklore and I feel like it would be a gorgeous gown on Taylor. It would also be a gorgeous gown if she does perform a song like “Cardigan.” A romantic curly updo, soft defined smokey eyes, light pink lips, a pair of iridescent silver Christian Louboutin ‘Spikaqueen’ crystal embellished PVC pointed toe ankle strap pumps, and a selection of elegant Kwiat jewels including a pair of white diamond ‘Legacy Petal’ floral teardrop earrings and a white diamond ‘Entwine’ 4-row cuff bangle bracelet would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Sunday August 30, 2020. You can see all my VMA’s wishes here.