Unlike other music awards like the Grammys, the MTV Video Music Awards is known for its “liberal” red carpet.

Ball gowns and long frocks with trains were exchanged in favour of short and backless designs.

This year’s red carpet looks were probably more brazen than they’ve ever been, judging by the likes of rapper Nicki Minaj, reality star Blac Chyna and media personality Amber Rose.

Businesswoman and reality star Kylie Jenner’s blazer dress was among the more demure looks of the night, while Jennifer Lopez, who won the Vanguard Award, stole the show with her metallic silver dress.

Take a look at some of the highlights of the red carpet.

Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Kylie Jenner
Amber Rose
Blac Chyna
Cardi B
Jennifer Lopez