American rapper Lil Nas X picked an unconventional look for the MTV Music Video Awards red carpet event this year. He wore a black furry-feathered hoop skirt and matching headpiece.

Lil Nas X said on the MTV VMAs carpet, “This is heavy and it is Harris Reed,” “It’s something fresh, something new, I feel amazing.”

His red carpet look was conceptualized by American designer Harris Reed, who is known for his gender unbiased fashion. Reed has also designed outfits that were worn by stars like Harry Styles, Adele and Emma Corrin. 

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Lil Nas X’s red carpet look was from Reed’s fall 2022 collection and it was inspired by the gold outfit that he created for Iman at the 2021 Met Gala.

Lil Nas X’s customized dress  included its original wide circular crown and matching skirt with a structured base, overlaid with sprays of wispy black feathers. 

A gleaming silver bracelet was also worn by Lil Nas X to compliment his finished outfit.

Apart from Lil Nas X, many celebrities walked the red carpet with the best of their dresses. Taylor Swift wore a glittering Oscar de la Renta cutout dress, matching metallic silver Christian Louboutin heels, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Blackpink made a grand red carpet appearance with a theme of all-black looks.

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VMA celebrates artistic brilliance in music videos and hosts over 25 categories of awards including Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, Best Pop and Best Rock. The VMAs are often considered the twin of the Grammy Awards,  especially in the video category. The annual show is watched by millions of music enthusiasts across the world and has been often called the Superbowl for youth. 

The performers at this year’s VMAs include Anitta, Bad Bunny, Eminem, J Balvin, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown, Khalid, Lizzo, Maneskin, Marshmello, Nicki Minaj, Panic! at the Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snoop Dogg.