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Turning Heads! See Photos of the MTV Video Music Awards’ Wildest Fashion Moments Over the Years

The MTV Video Music Awards are always full of some pretty major pop culture moments, especially when it comes to the red carpet! Over the years, the awards show has been full of memorable and iconic fashions.

Lady Gaga, for one, nearly broke the internet in 2010 when she debuted the meat dress, which she revealed was the idea of makeup artist Val Garland. Ultimately, it was a way for Gaga to make “statements” with her look.

“We decided to do the meat dress because I thought to myself if we were willing to die for your country, what does it matter how you identify,” the songstress recalled during an interview with Vogue in November 2021. “This was ultimately designed by Franc Fernandez, but it was the brainchild of House of Gaga and we were backstage with Brandon Maxwell who was working as one of my stylists at the time. He was vegan also and still helping to sew all of these last bits of meat to me and making my meat hat and my meat purse, which was held by Cher. It smelled like meat.”

Although she’s since worn some pretty iconic looks, the “Shallow” singer called the meat dress “thrilling to wear.”

Scroll through our gallery to relive some of the wildest VMAs fashion moments over the years.