The event has long been synonymous for spotlighting both emerging and exisiting talent in the industry. It celebrates the best and the most popular, whether they’re singers, producers or the brains behind an epic music video clip.

This year, the red carpet is back and better than ever with a slew of 2021’s trending stars attending the glamorous event.

Renowned for producing moments like Lady Gaga’s meat dress circa 2010, or Kanye West‘s “Imma let you finish but…” moment with Taylor Swift, you can always expect a surprise or two to emerge at the MTV VMAs.

And it all starts with the red carpet. Here, we look at the best fashion moments from the 2021 VMAs—expect the unexpected.