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Lady Gaga lead the 2020 VMAs with nine nods, and winning five honors at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since making her VMAs debut back in 2009, Gaga has graced us with a series of unforgettable red carpet and on-stage fashions, from 2010’s infamous meat dress to 2013’s skin-baring seashell bikini. Here, take a look back at her wildest and most iconic VMAs outfits over the years.

2009 MTV VMAs –Gaga graced the VMAs red carpet for the very first time in 2009 — one year after the release of her debut album, “The Fame” — wearing a black lace Jean Paul Gaultier gown paired with a feathered Keko Hainswheeler neckpiece and “Phantom Of the Opera”-esque gold mask. 2009 MTV VMAs –Her “Poker Face”/”Paparazzi” mashup performance featured a belly-baring, bejeweled white lace costume and buckets of fake blood.2009 MTV VMAs –Lady Gaga wore a red lace archival Alexander McQueen dress and matching crowned mask she wore to accept her Best New Artist award that really turned heads.2010 MTV VMAs –2010 was a big year for Gaga at the VMAs; she was up for 13 awards and arrived on the red carpet looking like royalty in a voluminous Alexander McQueen gown, along with the designer’s towering “Armadillo” boots and a gold feathered Philip Treacy headdress.

2010 MTV VMAs – Gaga paid tribute to late designer and close friend Alexander McQueen with her pre-ceremony look; what really made headlines was her raw meat dress by Franc Fernandez..

2011 MTV VMAs – Gaga stayed in character as her drag alter ego, the dapper Jo Calderone, for the majority of the 2011 MTV VMAs.
2013 MTV VMAs –Gaga opening the show in a white nun-like look and pearls, her face framed by a blank canvas.

2013 MTV VMAs –Gaga performing “Applause,” baring it all in a teeny-tiny seashell bikini and a mermaid-worthy hair look.

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