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08/20/2018 07:05 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2018

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
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • Pete Davison and Ariana Grande
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Kylie Jenner
    Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images
  • Jennifer Lopez
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Nicki Minaj
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Amber Rose
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Anna Kendrick
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Shawn Mendes
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • Camila Cabello
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Blake Lively
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Bethany Meyers and Nico Tortorella
    Matthew Eisman via Getty Images
  • Teyana Taylor
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Blac Chyna
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Millie Bobby Brown
    Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
  • Dascha Polanco
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • SZA
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Iggy Azalea
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Winnie Harlow
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Shay Mitchell
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters
  • Christian Combs
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • Olivia Munn
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Tiffany Haddish
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Chloe X Halle
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Kim Petras
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Grace VanderWaal
    Matthew Eisman via Getty Images
  • Chantel Jeffries
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Tana Mongeau
    Mike Coppola via Getty Images
  • Quavo and Offset of Migos
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly D
    Nicholas Hunt via Getty Images
  • Frankie Grande
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

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

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