Pink and Purple Ruled the Red Carpet at the MTV VMAs

Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2021.
Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2021. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (12439061fi)

The MTV VMAs happened on September 12 and tons of celebrities graced the red carpet. Amongst the sea of dresses and suits, two colors ruled the awards show—pink and purple. That’s right—there was a ton of pink and purple on the red carpet and each star wore it a bit differently. Check out the best pink and purple looks of the night.

Kacey Musgraves

The country singer’s look was all about the hat and this feathered purple one packed quite the statement. The best part was it matched her silk purple mini dress by Valentino Haute Couture. How can you now love the red gloves?

Doja Cat

The host of the night, Doja Cat looked like a goth princess in this daringly short toga-inspired Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood with a black bustier and drapey plum fabric. The red platform heels really stepped up the drama.

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo was the big winner of the night with three awards and she turned heads in this strapless Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 2001 Haute Couture mermaid dress that featured layers of magenta tulle over a coral sating lining, making the dress look hot pink. In true Y2K fashion, she completed the look with butterfly earrings.

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X wore a dreamy lavender Atelier Versace suit that screamed Prince. The bedazzled jacket was draped over his shoulder, revealing his toned chest and the fabric gathered on one hip, flowing off the side into an amazing train. He completed the look with butterfly earrings and matching rings.

Camila Cabello

The Cinderella star showed that no dress is complete without a giant bow and this satin Alexis Mabille Couture gown combines pink and red, which use to be a fashion taboo.