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21/08/2018 4:35 AM IST | Updated 21/08/2018 5:58 AM IST

2018 VMAs: All The Looks You Need To See From The Red Carpet

The MTV Video Music Awards had everything from stunning gowns to kooky ensembles.

Everyone knows award shows are just an excuse for celebrities to get dressed up and show off a variety of looks on the red carpet. The MTV Video Music Awards are no exception. 

The award show, which took place Monday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, had everything from stunning gowns to kooky ensembles, which is part of what makes this carpet so fun. 

Cardi B, who is opening the show, shut down Radio City in a custom fuchsia gown from Nicolas Jebran with a thigh-high split. She paired the look with matching heels, a pixie cut and over $4 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry (including 100-carat emerald earrings and a few 45-carat rings). 

Shawn Mendes set the standard for men walking the red carpet, showing up in a bold blue-and-green blazer and matching blue pants.  

Of course ― given that this is the VMAs ― there were also plenty of wild and wacky outfits on the carpet. 

Check out all the looks below: 

  • Cardi B
    Cardi B
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • Pete Davison and Ariana Grande
    Pete Davison and Ariana Grande
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Kylie Jenner
    Kylie Jenner
    Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images
  • Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Amber Rose
    Amber Rose
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Anna Kendrick
    Anna Kendrick
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Shawn Mendes
    Shawn Mendes
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Blake Lively
    Blake Lively
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Bethany Meyers and Nico Tortorella
    Bethany Meyers and Nico Tortorella
    Matthew Eisman via Getty Images
  • Teyana Taylor
    Teyana Taylor
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Blac Chyna
    Blac Chyna
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Millie Bobby Brown
    Millie Bobby Brown
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • Dascha Polanco
    Dascha Polanco
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • SZA
    SZA
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Iggy Azalea
    Iggy Azalea
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Winnie Harlow
    Winnie Harlow
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Shay Mitchell
    Shay Mitchell
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • Christian Combs
    Christian Combs
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • Olivia Munn
    Olivia Munn
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Tiffany Haddish
    Tiffany Haddish
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Chloe X Halle
    Chloe X Halle
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Kim Petras
    Kim Petras
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Grace VanderWaal
    Grace VanderWaal
    Matthew Eisman via Getty Images
  • Chantel Jeffries
    Chantel Jeffries
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Tana Mongeau
    Tana Mongeau
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Quavo and Offset of Migos
    Quavo and Offset of Migos
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly D
    Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly D
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Frankie Grande
    Frankie Grande
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Sophie and Farrah Abraham
    Sophie and Farrah Abraham
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • G-Eazy
    G-Eazy
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Amandla Stenberg
    Amandla Stenberg
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus
    Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Lilliana Vazquez
    Lilliana Vazquez
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Shanina Shaik
    Shanina Shaik
    Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images
  • Liam Payne
    Liam Payne
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Sophie Kasaei
    Sophie Kasaei
    Paul Zimmerman via Getty Images
  • Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese
    Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Nicky Hilton Rothschild
    Nicky Hilton Rothschild
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Heidi Pratt
    Heidi Pratt
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Heidi Pratt attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
  • Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge of Forever in Your Mind
    Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge of Forever in Your Mind
    Paul Zimmerman via Getty Images
  • Tessa Brooks
    Tessa Brooks
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Nyle DiMarco
    Nyle DiMarco
    Paul Zimmerman via Getty Images
  • Deena Cortese
    Deena Cortese
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Kyle
    Kyle
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Amara La Negra
    Amara La Negra
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • Chanel West Coast
    Chanel West Coast
    Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images
  • Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'Oir
    Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'Oir
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • Bryce Vine
    Bryce Vine
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley
    Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • Jasmine Sanders
    Jasmine Sanders
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Jessie Reyez
    Jessie Reyez
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • PRETTYMUCH
    PRETTYMUCH
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • Madison Beer
    Madison Beer
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • Rose Bertram
    Rose Bertram
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Asher Angel
    Asher Angel
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • DJ Cassidy
    DJ Cassidy
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • Sofia Carson
    Sofia Carson
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Lil Pump
    Lil Pump
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

This story has been updated with new information about Cardi B’s look.