Fame and fortune at the VMAs: Money worn well on the red carpet

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Here are some of our top picks for the most beautiful (and expensive) looks to adorn the red carpet at this year’s Video Music Awards.

Pop princess Katy Perry snagged this beautiful, asymmetrical white gown from designer Stephane Rolland. Her hair, makeup and accessories were kept relatively understated (a hot pink cut crease is considered low key for this eccentric singer) to keep the attention on the dress. It likely cost her over $35,000, as Luxos reported none of Rolland’s gowns costs under 30,000 euros.

This choker costs 1 Million Dollars. If I lose it, will you return it to me?

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Self-identified Barbie and showy hip hop diva Nicki Minaj sported a skin tight, hot pink latex bodysuit for the red carpet at the VMAs. The outfit perfectly sculpted into every inch of her body, showing off her infamous curves with no mystery left whatsoever. But that’s not what we’re looking at — we’re interested in that diamond choker she paired with the loud suit, which the rapper proudly announced cost her a whopping $1 million. Wonder what she’s going to do with that choker now, because we all know Nicki isn’t an outfit repeater!

Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens went for the full sparkle look with Swarovski crystals applied to her eyes to amp up the bright red makeup design, according to USM.

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Hudgens’ former BFF Demi Lovato also went high class with her Zuhair Murad Couture set and CASADEI pumps. She had nothing to apologize for, quoting and hashtagging her recent hit “Sorry Not Sorry” in every photo she posted of her outfit.

One of Simon Cowell’s X Factor masterpieces, fierce American girl group Fifth Harmony, took to the red carpet and to the state last night. Their matching metallics on stage really brought together their girl power essence, while their award-accepting outfits after blessing the red carpet flaunted their individuality. Together, this girl group represents a lot of the feminism the music world needs today, while their separate personas exemplify the independence women need in 2017. Did lethal judge Simon Cowell know what he was getting into with these four? Probably not.