VMA 2013: Red Carpet Fashion Live Blog

9:00 PM — It’s showtime, peeps! Gotta run inside to catch all of Gaga’s performance – what will she doooo? More accurately, what WON’T she do?

8:59 PM — PLUS: Let me also tell you about the time I asked Jared Leto “who are you wearing?” And we both took a beat to consider the douche-factor of the question at which point he responded “myself.” And then I looked chagrined so he turned his eyes to STUN and just said, “oh, it’s all old stuff.” Mortified. But, whatever, also 100 percent worth it. Jordan. Catalano.

8:56 PM — Taylor Swift in a bodycon-diculous Herve Leger dress with a plunging back and immaculate pin curls.

Taylor Swift on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:53 PM — Sometimes famous people are so famous that for a split second it doesn’t occur to you how you know them. It’s the most surreal thing. It’s what happens when you see Will Smith basically.

Will Smith on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:50 PM — Just had to check the inside pocket of Joesph Gordon Levitt’s impeccably tailored Prada to confirm that it is indeed Prada and that he is fricking amazing.

Joesph Gordon Levitt on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:47 PM — So let me tell you about the time I sat Chilli from TLC and I gasped so loud she actually winked at me but my fat rubber fingers failed to catch the shot.

Chile from TLC on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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Shailene Woodley in Pucci on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:44 PM — Drake in all black and all October’s Very Own. Obvs.

Drake on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:37 PM — Daft Punk: I can die now.

Daft Punk on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:35 PM — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are in MATCHING Logan Neitzel.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:33 PM — You guys Chanel Iman and A$AP Rocky fully canoodling on the red carpet! Chanel’s in J Mendel and Rocky in Dior. Of course I interrupted to ask.

A$AP Rocky on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:29 PM — Danity Kane, reunited, sleek and in coordinating black and white.

Lil Kim on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:27 PM — Lil Kim arrives in a one-of-a-kind, laser-cut Leather bodysuit by Anthony Latimore. The peek-a-boo cut-outs that comprise the derrière are unbelievable!

Lil Kim on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:24 PM — Austin’s performing and the cheers are deafening. It’s legit like, “What about l-wwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaannnnhhhhhhh!”

Wiz Khalifa on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:21 PM — Wiz in Balmain and Boy London.

8:20 PM — Robin Thicke in a suit, no tie and Paula Patton in a black, sequined dress with a verrrrry high slit.

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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Iggy Azalea on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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Joan Smalls on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:18 PM — Can you even with Joan Smalls’s smolder? She’s wearing the most architecturally astounding leather Viktor & Rolf to boot.

Joan Smalls on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:13 PM — Iggy Azalea in a gorgeous Pucci beaded and mesh dress. The beads are strategically placed. Very, very strategically.

Iggy Azalea on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:11 PM — ECHELON stand up! It’s ya boy Jared Leto and his luxurious hair.

Jared Leto on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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8:06 PM — Rita Ora is here in an insane Alexandre Vauthier crystal bodice dress with a looooong feathered train: to even give you an indication of scale, she has a designated train carrier–Jason Rembert, her stylist!

Rita Ora on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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Miley Cyrus on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:57 PM — Breaking news: Miley IS wearing baby hair buns! And in vintage Dolce and Gabbana, including a cropped top.

Miley Cyrus on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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2 Chainz on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:53 PM — OMG 2 Chainz is wearing Versace too. He and Grimes are going to have to duke this one out.

Detail of Ciara’s dress on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:44 PM — And wow. Ciara, the most surreal body in the universe is here. In head to toe Givenchy Couture. The crazy thing is her sleeves extend over her hands.

Ciara on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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Coco Rocha on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:40 PM — Coco Rocha has arrived in a sleek, black, leather jacket loaded with jewels and buckles. Vibrant shock of Auburn on top.

7:33 — Both of our fearless hosts just tried on Travi$ Scott’s grill.

Katy Perry on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:25 PM — Katy Perry is here! She’s in Anita Ko earrings, black and gold Celine shoes, and an long sleeved, leopard-print Ungaro dress with gold embellishments.

Ariana Grande on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:16 PM — Ariana Grande is wearing the most darling floral frock by Kenley Collins. And perfect Minnie Mouse pumps!

Ariana Grande chats with Sway on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:10 PM — Yay! Hot 97’s Miss Info’s here. Pals.

Hot 97’s Miss Info on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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Austin Mahone’s Saint Laurent Paris kicks on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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7:09 PM — Austin Mahone in the murdered out ’fit, Saint Laurent Paris kicks, and a Versace black-faced leather belt.

Austin Mahone on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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6:53 PM — NERVO both serving serious mermaid dresses. Um. Also they are both 11 feet tall so there’s that. Liv, in the black dress, is wearing Alpana & Nerraj and Mim, in nude and black, is wearing Nene L.A Shiro.

NERVO on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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6:50 PM — Just fixed Sway’s pocket square and tie bar so my work here is done.

6:43 PM — Snooki’s here in a NYC Glitz bejeweled, halter neck dress, Jeffery Campbell shoes, and chandelier earrings.

Snooki on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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6:20 PM — Rachel on the step-and-repeat. You can really see the crispness of her skirt silhouette in this one. Swoons.

Rachel Antonoff on the step and repeat at the 2013 VMAs.
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6:17 PM — Grimes on the step and repeat. Being EVERYTHING.

Grimes on the step and repeat at the 2013 VMAs.
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6:03 PM — It would be rude to snatch Grimes’s chain, right? Maybe let her ride out the show at least? SO WANT.

Grimes shows off her chain at the 2013 VMAs.
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6:02 PM — Look at these “Hollywood” shuz! Love an embellished wedge.

Rachel Antonoff’s shoes at the 2013 VMAs.
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6:00 PM — Our red carpet hosts are here! Rachel is in a mid-calf, floral, high-waisted skirt with a matching floral crop top and Charlotte Olympia Hollywood shoes. The skirt and crop top is made out of the fabric from her Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Grimes is wearing Versace menswear pants, her own t-shirt, sneakers, and Versace jewelry.

Grimes and Rachel Antonoff on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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5:48 PM — I love that this one girl brought a spiral notebook for autographs.

Outside the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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5:46 PM — OMG this deli is either amped or pissed.

Outside the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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5:00 PM — OMG of course there’s The Best Selfie Area Ever down here, too.

Backstage at the 2013 VMAs.
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4:08 PM — OK, so you wanna know what one of my favorite (secret) things about live production is when it comes to our MEGA IMPORTANT STAR-STUDDED GLAMORAMA shows? It’s so dorky but I love that you get to see the subterranean offices in stadiums like Barclays or else plot out the weird little short cuts in the Sony backlot or the Nokia theater in L.A. when you’re dashing from place to place. You get weirdly attached to the rhythm and routine of navigating a place that feels SO BIG on the first day and then gets more and more intimate. I can’t believe this is the same place that I saw Beyoncé and Rihanna. Oddly, it doesn’t “kill the magic.” It makes everything more exciting.

Backstage at the 2013 VMAs.
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3:54 PM — Robin Thicke is here. Everybody’s freaking out. Ha. I love how the hordes of fans outside the barricade have the words “Party City” as their backdrop from the store across the street. Lolpropriate.

Scene outside the 2013 VMAs.
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3:42 PM — Just arrived at the Barclays Center to deafening screams. There are droves of black Lincolns and tinted-window SUVs lined up around the block on Atlantic Avenue.

SUVs line up around the block at the 2013 VMAs.
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3:00 PM — Received a super-secret dispatch from various powers that be of DETAILS outlining what Grimes and Rachel will be wearing this evening. I am planning my outfit accordingly and STEALING ALL THEIR IDEAS.

12:00 PM — I am filled with one part self-loathing and who-knows-how-many parts indecision. BUT also ALL the adrenaline.

11:59 AM — ACK. I’m totally just going to end up wearing something I wore to one of the three thousand weddings I’ve been to this year. Or a romper. Best part of wearing a romper at live events? GETTING TO BE TOTALLY NAKED IN THE BATHROOM STALL/Port-a-potty. Meow. What to do?

11:55 AM — Wow. I really don’t know what I’m going to wear. Usually, I go for Reformation but this other Kova & T dress may be the one. Why didn’t I have something pulled for me? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I think maybe it’s because the VMAs are in my backyard this year. Brooklyn we GO HARD. As in… we go procrastinatey.

11:45 AM — I’m so doing that thing of not being able to decide if I should wash my hair and allow it to look dry and puffy or else risk it and go unwashed because it looks good RIGHT NOW… too bad the show’s in 9 hours.

11:18 AM — Lol. This reminds me of how :/ Grimes and Rachel were yesterday at rehearsal when they asked, “What happens if we need to pee?” I told them they had to suck it up while they were hosting. Rachel declared that she may wet herself in defiance. I may do the same. Safety in numbers.

11:17 AM — Drinking all the coffee in the whole wide world.

The 2013 VMAs red carpet at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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Today’s the day, y’all! The day we’ve been waiting for: One Direction’s Our Moment fragrance is out. JUST KIDDING—IT’S THE 2013 VMAs! Brooklyn is so ready for its first-ever awards show. The Barclays Center is expecting us, and in mere hours the red carpet will be flooded with our fave celebs, including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Drake, Justin Timberlake, and so, so, SO many more. As co-hosts of MTV.com’s VMA Red Carpet Report, Grimes and Rachel Antonoff will be acting as our eyes and ears on the scene, giving us all the deets on VMA fashion. What kind of ’do will Miley show up with? Will Drake follow our sartorial advice? Will we get our first IRL glimpse at “Roar”-era Katy Perry? Tonight is gonna be filled to the brim with memorable moments, so let’s all meet back here to discuss them: the red carpet coverage starts at 6 p.m. EST, and we’ll be keepin’ you updated on everything going down on the red carpet, so don’t miss out!

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