Lizzo Wows in a Voluminous Gown at the MTV VMAs
Lizzo arrived at the 2022 MTV VMAs looking like a complete couture fantasy. Wearing a voluminous, black taffeta gown by Jean Paul Gaultier, guest designed by Glenn Martens, she looked like she was floating down the red carpet. She paired the design with gold accessories, stacking large hoops and cuffs along her ear and wearing a gold lip ring. She further echoed the moody essence of the gown in her glam, with black lipstick and a sleek, slicked-back hairstyle.
The gown was originally shown as part of Martens's guest-designed collection for couturier Jean Paul Gaultier back in January of this year. Styled by Brett Alan Nelson, Lizzo took to Instagram to mark the importance of this moment, captioning a pic of her in the design, "Couture off the Runway." She also posted a video of the gown in motion, swaying in the wind, captioning "@vmas......She's hereeeeeeeeee."
The "About Damn Time" artist is no stranger to the VMAs red carpet or stage, wearing a custom red sequined Moschino gown and delivering a showstopping performance on the main stage in 2019. This year, she's nominated for four awards, including song of the year, best pop song, and artist of the year. She also performed the next single off her latest album, "2 Be Loved," joining sure-to-be-memorable performances from Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny, and Anitta.
Lizzo has been having a blockbuster year. With her highly successful shapewear line, Yitty; an Emmy nomination for her Amazon competition show, "Watch Out For the Big Grrrls"; her chart-topping fourth studio album, "Special"; and a No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100, she's showing no signs of slowing down.
Ahead, scroll through to see Lizzo's stunning couture gown and take in the off-the-runway moment.