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Following her cryptic Instagram earlier in the day, we weren't exactly sure what to expect when the 18-year-old turned up on the red carpet. Turns out, she looked as glam as ever in a crocheted mini (Balmain, naturally) and caged heels. There was, however, one notable difference: her shorter hairdo and blunt bangs (which we're 99.9 percent sure is probably a wig).
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Long sleeves. Ankle-length silhouette. The vibes we're getting are more "fancy funeral" than "VMAs red carpet," but Selena still stuns in her black Calvin Klein Collection gown with leather accents.
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It must have been that pre-Fashion Week vacay that has Gigi looking so bronze. Or maybe she just wanted to look as bright as her canary yellow Emilia Wickstead gown and gold Giuseppe Zanotti sandals?
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The model doesn't need a whole lot to make a statement, only a subtly slinky gown with stud detailing and flat Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. Even her hair and beauty game was no-fuss with natural locks and minimal makeup.
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Looking gorgeous in gold, the VMA nominee glistens in a sheer glittery Labourjoisie gown featuring the most plunging neckline of the night and Zoe Chicco jewelry.
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The model comes in a close second behind Miley for the award of "most naked" on the red carpet for this sheer, high-neck Marchesa gown with ruffle detailing.
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It's practically a guarantee that Britney will wear something head-turning. (C'mon, this is the girl who can even make denim memorable!) This glistening, belly-baring Labourjoisie mini is certainly no exception. Here's to hoping she brings it back out (along with her matching sandals and Established earrings) during her Vegas residency.
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One way to stand out among a sea of skin-showers? Completely cover up like Hailee does in a cream-colored jumpsuit and capelet. Her gleaming gold neck collar, clutch and pumps also bring some major shine.
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The only thing that draws our attention from the neckline on Emily's Altuzarra dress is the daringly high slit – which shows off her studded thigh-high boots.
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The VMAs red carpet was a family affair for the Kar-Jenner klan. And momager Kris kept right up with her daughters' daring looks in this black bell-sleeved gown.
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There's not much left to do when you're wearing such a sexy Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown besides stack on layers of pretty Anita Ko bracelets and slip into Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist' sandals (as the model does here).
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The singer's nominated tonight as an Artist to Watch, and we're extending that nod to her style as well. She paired her risqué Atelier Versace gown with delicate Eva Fehren jewels and strappy sandals. Go ahead and try to look away. (It's hard, right?!)
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At first glance, Bella's green Maria Lucia Hohan gown looks prim and precious, but upon further inspection you'll see it's all sorts of saucy with side cutouts and an open back. Her glittery Stuart Weitzman pumps provide the perfect finishing touch.
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Never one to skimp on the drama (just the fabric), the singer stayed in tune with her style M.O. in a custom Vera Wang gown, complete with an ostrich feather skirt, and Stuart Weitzman sandals.
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It makes sense that Cara decided to sport a Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane star-motif mini dress – she is a bona fide movie star now, after all. She lets the print do all the talking by keeping her accessories minimal with black rings and simple Stuart Weitzman sandals.
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The comedian always brings it on the red carpet, this time debuting new pink tips to go with her magenta-accented Eloquii dress.
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We had an inkling Ciara would wear something skintight, but we didn't think she'd hide it under layers of black fringe! Major props to her for teaming this Alexandre Vauthier Couture look with nearly identical tassel pumps.
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The red carpet pre-show host is clearly all business when it comes to her gig, dressing in a menswear-inspired pinstripe jumpsuit, accessorized with her standard purple pixie, metallic cap-toe Jerome C. Rousseau pumps and Anne Sisteron jewels.
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