During her fateful 2009 on-stage meeting with Kanye West (need a refresher?), T-Swift wore her signature look at the time: a floor-length, glittery confection. But last year, the star came out strong in a white power suit. So how would she switch things up for this year's big event?
By channeling a 1920s period film, apparently. Tay went the whole nine yards on the red carpet: red lips, a bob with finger waves and a slinky, glittery dress by Hervé Léger by Max Azria. As People.com's Andrea Lavinthal put it, "Taylor's hair is what Donna Martin would've done for a '20s costume party at the Peach Pit After Dark."
Check out the pics below. Do you love this high-wattage look or does it look too costumey?
See all the stars on the 2013 VMA red carpet: