VMAs: All about costumes, not clothes

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Host Miley Cyrus attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

(Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Here are our first looks, observations and gut reactions to the MTV VMAs rainbow carpet arrivals, where it was about costumes, not clothing.

Kim stuffs her pregnant body into a gown and Kanye shows up in sweats? Not fair, not fair.— @Booth (@Booth) August 31, 2015

.#VMAs are about costumes, not clothes— @Booth (@Booth) August 31, 2015

Host Miley Cyrus attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

Miley Cyrus rocking a Zena Warrior Princess-on-acid look #VMAs— @Booth (@Booth) August 30, 2015

Lots of statement looks on #VMAs red carpet so far, and not a lot of near-nudity.— @Booth (@Booth) August 30, 2015

Amber Rose has covered herself with graffitied derogatory words--golddigger, stripper, hoe and more. #VMAs— @Booth (@Booth) August 30, 2015

Blac Chyna and Amber Rose (R) arrive on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift brings athleisure trend to #VMAs red carpet with herringbone sequin jogger pants and crop top #VMAs— @Booth (@Booth) August 30, 2015

Shoe details are my favorite thing about this #VMAs fashion cam— @Booth (@Booth) August 30, 2015


May be a little hot for full leathers, Nick Jonas #VMAs— @Booth (@Booth) August 30, 2015

Nick Jonas attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

.@ITSJEREMYSCOTT in rainbow striped suit, shirtless natch, to match #VMAs rainbow carpet modeled after TV test strip— @Booth (@Booth) August 30, 2015


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