The MTV Video Music Awards, or VMAs, have always been a spectacle. Over the years, this iconic event has become synonymous not just with groundbreaking music but also with daring fashion statements. From unforgettable red carpet moments to jaw-dropping performances, the VMAs have consistently pushed the boundaries of what's possible in the world of entertainment. This year marked the 40th annual VMAs, and as always, it was a night to remember.
Hosted by the irrepressible Nicki Minaj, the 40th VMAs unfolded at the Prudential Centre in Newark, NJ, in grand style. The event saw extravagant red carpet looks, outstanding performances that left us breathless, and a slew of well-deserved winners, including music luminaries like Diddy, Shakira, and Taylor Swift, who seemingly couldn't stop collecting awards. It's safe to say we lost count after seven!
But amidst all the glitz and glamour, there was one thing conspicuously absent from this year's VMAs: sunglasses. Yes, you read that right. While we marveled at the sartorial splendour on display, it was clear that eyewear had taken a backseat. However, fear not! We've scoured the event, both inside the Prudential Centre and on the red carpet, to bring you a curated selection of the most stylish and eye-catching sunglasses that made their mark at the 40th VMAs. Join us as we dive into the world of iconic eyewear, bridging the gap between music and fashion at this unforgettable awards show.
Receiving the prestigious Global Icon Award and delivering a legendary performance alongside his children, Diddy undoubtedly had a triumphant night. The rap mogul graced both the iconic red carpet and his electrifying performance with a pair of stylish frames.
Before gracing the red carpet, Diddy gave his Instagram followers a sneak peek of his look, sharing content to his Instagram story. With sunglasses as effortlessly cool as these rimless Cartier frames, a captivating close-up shot was an absolute necessity!
Pictured below is Combs, once again, this time after his iconic performance where he sported sleek black cat eye Bottega Veneta sunglasses.
Diddy wears Bottega Veneta BV1121S 001
Another iconic figure from the world of hip-hop made not one but two memorable appearances on our screens last night – none other than Lil Wayne. Taking the helm of the Hip-Hop 50 Medley alongside YMCMB comrade Nicki Minaj and the legendary LL Cool J, the renowned rapper lit up the stage with both his performance and his avant-garde Balenciaga LED frame sunglasses - which appeared set to the red colour setting matching his surroundings.
Lil Wayne wears Balenciaga BB0100S 002 LED Frame
The emerging Mexican musician and singer, Peso Pluma, not only exuded sleek and stylish elegance on the red carpet but also left the audience spellbound with a historic performance. For the red carpet affair, Pluma effortlessly donned new season Saint Laurent sunglasses.
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