After going virtual last year, the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards were held in person in Budapest, Hungary, at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna. Hosted by American rapper Saweetie, the awards saw a long list of the world’s best musicians — both nominated and in attendance — with Ed Sheeran, Maluma, Måneskin, Yungblud, Kim Petras, and Griff all performing live.
And while the performances were amazing, one of the other exciting aspects of the EMAs was the celebrity fashion, and as with many music award shows, they did not disappoint. Rita Ora brought glamour to the red carpet in a black jumpsuit with a feathered bodice and feathered train. Griff went for her signature cute aesthetic and wore a pastel two-piece set with ornate lace, pearl, and silk details. We loved that Maluma went for a classic “music award show” outfit in a leather jacket and trouser set that was covered in sparkling panther-head studs and gold panther teeth. But we can’t have a conversation about best dressed without highlighting Damiano David of Måneskin, who wore a sparkling, sheer black crop top with latex boots, latex opera gloves, and fishnet stockings. Keep reading to see our favorite celebrity fashion from the 2021 MTV EMAs red carpet.