FEMAIL completes the most iconic MTV Video Music Award looks of all time

It may not be the Academy Awards or the Met Gala, but the MTV Video Music Awards have brought the world many wild fashion moments.

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Who can forget the & # 39; Like a Virgin & # 39; look from Madonna or the flesh dress from Lady Gaga? These fearless ensembles go down in history as one of the most iconic looks of all time.

Awaiting the broadcast of the VMA on Monday, August 16, FEMAIL completes 17 of the most notorious red carpet getups.

Like a virgin: Madonna wore one of her most iconic looks of all time at the 1984 Video Music Awards

Like a virgin: Madonna wore one of her most iconic looks of all time at the 1984 Video Music Awards

The Queen of Pop is really a pioneer. Years before it became a trend, Madonna wore underwear as outerwear for the 1984 Video Music Awards.

To hit her & # 39; Like A Virgin & # 39; performing at Tavern On The Green, she put on a white tulle skirt, matching bustier, lace gloves and a & # 39; Boy Toy & # 39; belt buckle.

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And although many have adopted the iconic look for Halloween, the original remains unparalleled.

In 2010, Lady Gaga in a dress and armadillo heels walked along the red carpet through the late Alexander McQueen. The ensemble was one of the last ones he worked on before his early death.

But that was just one of the many looks she would wear that night, and certainly not the craziest.

She accepted the Video Of The Year Moonman in an edible ensemble designed by Franc Fernandez and stylized by Nicola Formichetti.

The & # 39; Born This Way & # 39; singer wore a dress and shoes made from raw beef, later referred to and forever remembered as the infamous flesh dress.

She won 8 prizes that night, including Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. Her controversial dress was preserved by a taxidermist and is currently on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Haute couture: in 2010 Lady Gaga walked along the red carpet in a dress and armadillo heels by Alexander McQueen

Haute couture: in 2010 Lady Gaga walked along the red carpet in a dress and armadillo heels by Alexander McQueen

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Haute couture: in 2010 Lady Gaga walked along the red carpet in a dress and armadillo heels by Alexander McQueen

Where & # 39; s the beef: Lady Gaga accepted the video of the annual prize at the 2010 VMA & # 39; s in her infamous & # 39; meat dress & # 39;

Where & # 39; s the beef: Lady Gaga accepted the video of the annual prize at the 2010 VMA & # 39; s in her infamous & # 39; meat dress & # 39;

Where & # 39; s the beef: Lady Gaga accepted the video of the annual prize at the 2010 VMA & # 39; s in her infamous & # 39; meat dress & # 39;

2009: Lady Gaga posed for photographers on the red carpet in a black lace dress with feather decoration by Jean Paul Gaultier. They accessorized with an opera-style mask, hat and neck brace by Keko Hainswheeler

2009: Lady Gaga posed for photographers on the red carpet in a black lace dress with feather decoration by Jean Paul Gaultier. They accessorized with an opera-style mask, hat and neck brace by Keko Hainswheeler

2009: Lady Gaga posed for photographers on the red carpet in a black lace dress with feather decoration by Jean Paul Gaultier. They accessorized with an opera-style mask, hat and neck brace by Keko Hainswheeler

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Kanye who interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 VMA & # 39; s may be the most memorable moment of the night, but Lady Gaga's 5 outfit changes have certainly left an impression.

She posed for photographers on the red carpet in a black lace dress with feather decoration by Jean Paul Gaultier.

They accessorized with an opera-style mask, hat and neck brace from Keko Hainswheeler.

Later in the evening, the 33-year-old gave a stunning performance of her hit & # 39; Paparazzi & # 39; in a completely white look before blood began to drip from her rib cage.

As a continuation of her performance, she accepted the prize for the best new artist in a red lace dress, face mask, underwear and thorny crown. She took off her mask to thank God and the gays.

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Before going to the press room, she made another change of costume – this time in Jean Paul Gaultier's silver bodysuit and sparkling boots.

Bloody end: as a continuation of her performance, she accepted the prize for the best new artist in a red lace dress, face mask, underwear and thorny crown

Press room: She made another suit change - this time in Jean Paul Gaultier's silver bodysuit and sparkling boots for the press room backstage

Press room: She made another suit change - this time in Jean Paul Gaultier's silver bodysuit and sparkling boots for the press room backstage

Press room: She made another change of costume – this time in Jean Paul Gaultier's silver bodysuit and sparkling boots for the backstage

Performance art: At the Video Music Awards 2011, Lady Gaga did not hit the carpet as herself, but as dirty mouth-chain maker Joe Calderone
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Performance art: At the Video Music Awards 2011, Lady Gaga did not hit the carpet as herself, but as dirty mouth-chain maker Joe Calderone

Performance art: At the Video Music Awards 2011, Lady Gaga did not hit the carpet as herself, but as dirty mouth-chain maker Joe Calderone

Nothing is forbidden for the New York resident!

At the Video Music Awards 2011, Lady Gaga did not hit the carpet as herself, but as filthy mouth-chain maker Joe Calderone.

As a true performance artist, she remained in character all night, even while singing & # 39; You And I. & # 39;

Rapper Riff Raff and singer Katy Perry attended the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 as a tribute to Britney Spears and the infamous denim from head to toe by Justin Timberlake at the 28th annual American Music Awards in 2001.

Couples that dress together don't stay together: Rapper Riff Raff and singer Katy Perry attended the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 as a tribute to Britney Spears and the infamous matching denim look by Justin Timberlake

Couples that dress together don't stay together: Rapper Riff Raff and singer Katy Perry attended the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 as a tribute to Britney Spears and the infamous matching denim look by Justin Timberlake

Couples that dress together don't stay together: Rapper Riff Raff and singer Katy Perry attended the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 as a tribute to Britney Spears and the infamous matching denim look by Justin Timberlake

Never mind: it wasn't at the VMA & # 39; s, but the matching denim looks on Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 28th annual American Music Awards go down in history as one of the most iconic looks of all time

Never mind: it wasn't at the VMA & # 39; s, but the matching denim looks on Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 28th annual American Music Awards go down in history as one of the most iconic looks of all time

Never mind: it wasn't at the VMA & # 39; s, but the matching denim looks on Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 28th annual American Music Awards go down in history as one of the most iconic looks of all time

Glwoing: Beyoncé used the 2011 awards ceremony to announce her pregnancy to the world.
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Glwoing: Beyoncé used the 2011 awards ceremony to announce her pregnancy to the world.

Glwoing: Beyoncé used the 2011 awards ceremony to announce her pregnancy to the world.

Beyoncé used the 2011 awards ceremony to announce her pregnancy to the world.

The icon got on the carpet at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles in an orange dress by Lanvin.

She rocked her belly and posed for photographers with that future mother.

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After her performance of & # 39; Love On Top & # 39; she tore open her tuxedo jacket to rub her bump and let the crowd know her secret.

Proud father-future Jay-Z and enthusiastic friend Kanye West looked cheerfully.

Yowza: In 1999, Lil Kim took a risk and made headlines. Standing 4 & # 39; 11, the pint-sized rapper placed her fit figure in a lavender-and-silver catsuit with a holographic scale pattern

Yowza: In 1999, Lil Kim took a risk and made headlines. Standing 4 & # 39; 11, the pint-sized rapper placed her fit figure in a lavender-and-silver catsuit with a holographic scale pattern

Yowza: In 1999, Lil Kim took a risk and made headlines. Standing 4 & # 39; 11, the pint-sized rapper placed her fit figure in a lavender-and-silver catsuit with a holographic scale pattern

In 1999, Lil Kim took a risk and made headlines.

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Standing 4 & # 39; 11, the pint-sized rapper placed her fit figure in a lavender-and-silver catsuit with a holographic scale pattern.

The adapted creation of Misa Hylton was completed with a nipple paste on her left breast. She decorated the look with wedges and purple hair.

It was Cher who in the & # 39; 70 with the help of designer Bob Mackie set the standard for eye-catching awards and show style.

Age is just a figure for the star who at the age of 54 presented the prize for best video of the year to Lady Gaga in her infamous battleship outfit from her video & # 39; Turn Back Time & # 39 ;, 20 years after the release.

Even a flesh dress could not show this living legend!

She still has it: at the AMA & 2010, Cher wore her notorious battleship outfit from her video & # 39; Turn Back Time & # 39 ;, 20 years after the release

She still has it: at the AMA & 2010, Cher wore her notorious battleship outfit from her video & # 39; Turn Back Time & # 39 ;, 20 years after the release

She still has it: at the AMA & 2010, Cher wore her notorious battleship outfit from her video & # 39; Turn Back Time & # 39 ;, 20 years after the release

push the limits as far as they go

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Timeless: in 1992 model Cindy Crawford with red comedian Denis Leary walked the red carpet in a black Versace look that is easy to wear today

Timeless: in 1992 model Cindy Crawford with red comedian Denis Leary walked the red carpet in a black Versace look that is easy to wear today

Timeless: in 1992 model Cindy Crawford with red comedian Denis Leary walked the red carpet in a black Versace look that is easy to wear today

In 1992, model Cindy Crawford and comedian Denis Leary (who knew they were a couple?!) Attended the ninth annual MTV Video Music Awards together.

Cindy looked breathtaking in a black Versace look that is so chic and trendy that today she can easily be worn by her 17-year-old daughter Kaia.

The style of Jennifer Lopez has come a long way since the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2000.

The triple threat accepted the Best Dance Video prize for its hit & # 39; Waiting For Tonight & # 39; in a typical Jenny From the Block look.

With her abs fully exhibited, she wore a white crop top and low-cut pants and accessorized with a rhinestone belt and matching bandana.

White hot: Jennifer Lopez accepted the Best Dance Video award for her hit & # 39; Waiting For Tonight & # 39; in a white crop top and low bottoms, decorated with a rhinestone belt and matching bandana

White hot: Jennifer Lopez accepted the Best Dance Video award for her hit & # 39; Waiting For Tonight & # 39; in a white crop top and low bottoms, decorated with a rhinestone belt and matching bandana

White hot: Jennifer Lopez accepted the Best Dance Video award for her hit & # 39; Waiting For Tonight & # 39; in a white crop top and low bottoms, decorated with a rhinestone belt and matching bandana

Shakira attended the VMA & # 39; s in 2001 in a belly-bending look for which she became known: feather bustier top and low-hanging lace-up trousers

Shakira attended the VMA & # 39; s in 2001 in a belly-bending look for which she became known: feather bustier top and low-hanging lace-up trousers

Shakira attended the VMA & # 39; s in 2001 in a belly-bending look for which she became known: feather bustier top and low-hanging lace-up trousers

Forget hips – it's Shakira's # 39; s abs that don't lie!

With a murderous body and enchanting dance moves, the Colombian resident conquered America with the debut of & # 39; Whenever, Wherever & # 39; in 2001.

That year she attended the VMA & # 39; s in a belly ensemble that became her distinctive look: feather bustier top and low-hanging lace-up trousers at the front.

Rose McGowan exposed much more at the ceremony of that year than her belly in a fishnet dress, leopard underwear and nothing else.

While Macy Gray used her clothes to promote her new album.

Amber Rose took a page from Rose's style book and 13 years later wore a & # 39; dress & # 39; made from cascading chains.

A class of its own: Rose McGowan exposes much more of her belly during that year's ceremony in a fishnet dress, leopard underwear and nothing else

A class of its own: Rose McGowan exposes much more of her belly during that year's ceremony in a fishnet dress, leopard underwear and nothing else

A class of its own: Rose McGowan exposes much more of her belly during that year's ceremony in a fishnet dress, leopard underwear and nothing else

Macy Gray used the carpet and her dress to promote her new album

Macy Gray used the carpet and her dress to promote her new album

Macy Gray used the carpet and her dress to promote her new album

Macy Gray used the carpet and her dress to promote her new album

Promotion: Macy Gray used the carpet and her dress to promote her new album

Jewelry or clothing: in 2014, Amber Rose wore a & # 39; dress & # 39; made from a silver chain

Jewelry or clothing: in 2014, Amber Rose wore a & # 39; dress & # 39; made from a silver chain

Jewelry or clothing: in 2014, Amber Rose wore a & # 39; dress & # 39; made from a silver chain

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