The MTV Video Music Awards, popularly known as VMAs, is an award event which celebrates the best in the music video industry. Typically, music and video celebrities from all over the world attend the event to perform and celebrate industry experts, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 MTV VMAs was different.
The 2020 MTV VMAs was held on the 30th of August in New York, but with no in-person ceremony due to the pandemic. The event was streamed live on various platforms and certain performances had to be pre-recorded to adhere to the social distancing rules.
Just like the popular saying goes, ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’, celebrities took out time to dress up for pictures whether in front of a green screen at home, or at the MTV socially-distanced studio. Here are our favourite looks from the event.
Keke Palmer, an actress, singer and television personality, was one of the few people to be present live at the 2020 MTV VMAs, as she was the host of the day. She was selected as she has shown, over the years, an energetic force and unmatched comedic wit, which the organisers believed would be needed to make the show unforgettable.
For her first look, she sported a blue mini dress by Tiffany, which featured a high slit and a bow to highlight her features. She paired this dress with a glittering jewelled choker neckpiece and embellished strapped heels.
For a widely recognised event like the VMAs, this look was meant to give off a confident and audacious look, and it did just that!
Another look that we absolutely love is the final look worn by the event host, Keke Palmer. She ended the night with an elegant and classy dress from famous designer Valentino. She also paired this look with a simple choker neckpiece and emerald earrings.
Jaden Smith, the popular actor and singer, was honoured as one of the best-dressed males at the MTV 2020 VMAs. The fashion icon wore a body multi-pastel blazer which was designed to have a colour blocking effect.
He paired this jacket with a simple white tee-shirt, blue denim, and a pair of chunky sneakers, this is definitely one of the occasions where simplicity is key!
The blazer was also referenced to the colour theme of his recently released album, CTV3, and this made it more remarkable. The theme of his outfit was a psychedelic, summer-time vibe, and it was spot on.
What is better than having a talented celebrity? Having a multi-talented one! Maluma is a famous singer with hit singles popular around the globe. Not only did he perform live at the MTV 2020 VMAs, but he also designed his outfit!
Maluma confirmed that he collaborated with a top creative director and stylist to deliver his 2020 VMA outfit. He paired the neon anise-green double-breasted silk suit, with a matching silk shirt and a pair of sneakers for his performance.
Not derailing from the signature look he carved for himself since the release of his smash-hit album, After Hours, The Weeknd rocked an outfit with vibes from the ’80s.
He rocked a fire-engine coloured blazer with black pants, shoes, and gloves to go. What stood out from the entire look is the bloodied face he had when the pictures were taken. After much thought, it was noticed that the bloodied face was indeed just make-up to relate to his Blinding Lights video.
This look was a daring one, and we love it!
Because most celebrities and famous industry experts were not physically present due to the pandemic, we could not really appreciate the fashion style and savviness that comes with the VMAs.
Do let us know what your favourite look is in the comments section below.