Lady Gaga is nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction at the 2021 VMAs, both for her stunning “911” music video. And while we hope she’ll take home a Moon Person or two, we’re especially excited to see what she’ll wear. Since making her VMAs debut back in 2009, Mother Monster has graced us with a series of an unforgettable red carpet and on-stage fashions, from 2010’s infamous meat dress to 2020’s parade of fashionable face masks. Here, take a look back at her wildest and most iconic VMAs outfits over the years.
Gaga graced the VMAs red carpet for the very first time in 2009 — one year after the release of her debut album, “The Fame” — wearing a black lace Jean Paul Gaultier gown paired with a feathered Keko Hainswheeler neckpiece and “Phantom Of the Opera”-Esque gold mask.
Her “Poker Face”/”Paparazzi” mashup performance featured a belly-baring, bejeweled white lace costume and buckets of fake blood.
Backstage, the pop star celebrated in another Gaultier look, this time a futuristic couture corseted bodysuit paired with glittering black boots.