Celebrities were out in force for the MTV EMAs 2022 wearing an array of glamorous looks on the red carpet to kick off the annual awards show. Taylor Swift led the star-studded event as the “Midnights” singer stopped for selfies with adoring fans in a jewel-encrusted ensemble, setting the fashion tone for the evening. Wearing a black body with spaghetti straps, the dress included a netted skirt overlay with large embellished jewels over the top that glistened in the spotlights. With simple black heels, hair swept into an intricate bun leaving her heavyset fringe the focal point, and a brush of silver eyeliner, Swift brought the wow factor.
Taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, this year’s event is presented by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, the first couple to host the awards bash. Ora chose a naked lace dress that was totally backless, meaning her tattoos were on full display. With floating eyeliner and her hair in subtle waves, she looked super loved-up with Waititi on her arm. We are doubtful this is Ora’s only look of the evening, having promised POPSUGAR to expect some major fashion moments.
They join Maya Jama, who opted for a black dress with transparent stripes and cape, Bebe Rexha in a structured blue velvet showstopper by Bad Binch Tongtong, and Lauren Spencer-Smith who chose top-to-toe Barbiecore. The evening is set to be one full of high energy and musical celebrations. Stormzy, Ava Max, and Lewis Capaldi are all set to perform, but it’s who will take home the coveted gongs that we really want to know. Harry Styles leads the nominations with seven nods and Swift closely follows with six, while ROSALÍA, Nicki Minaj, and Adele are all up for recognition as well. If these outfits are anything to go by, we’re in for a seriously fun evening.
Read ahead to see every stylish red carpet look at the MTV EMAs 2022.
Tune into the MTV EMAs on Sunday 13 Nov. at 9pm on MTV and from 14 Nov. on Paramount+ UK.