Taylor Swift Makes History in Asymmetric Versace Evening Gown at 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

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After captivating audiences with a whirlwind of colorful sequins and romantic gowns during her U.S. Eras Tour, Taylor Swift surprised everyone with her stunning appearance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.

The 33-year-old pop sensation graced the red carpet at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, September 12, and her fashion statement was nothing short of iconic.

Taylor Swift made a stunning entrance at the 2023 MTV Music Video Awards in a sophisticated all-black ensembleTaylor Swift made a stunning entrance at the 2023 MTV Music Video Awards at the Prudential Center on September 12, 2023, in Newark, New Jersey, epitomizing elegance in a sophisticated all-black ensemble (Credit: Darla Khazei / INSTARimages)

Channeling the spirit of her “Reputation” era, Swift donned a custom Versace long evening gown that redefined elegance.

The asymmetrical masterpiece featured silver snap closures and a bold bodice, all in sleek black. But what truly stole the show was the daring front-facing slit that ran up Swift’s slender leg, stopping right at her thigh.

Collaborating with her trusted stylist, Joseph Cassell, responsible for her Eras Tour looks, Blake Lively’s friend elevated her ensemble with an array of jewelry by Joseph Saidian and Sons.

Taylor Swift accessorized with a curated collection of necklaces from Joseph Saidian and Sons, complemented by an exquisite Anita Ko diamond earcuffTaylor Swift accessorized with a curated collection of necklaces from Joseph Saidian and Sons, complemented by an exquisite Anita Ko diamond earcuff (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

The sparkling accents included multiple diamond rings and a vintage diamond necklace, further adorned by an exquisite Anita Ko diamond choker and a diamond ear cuff.

Swift opted for a sophisticated hairstyle, pulling her blonde locks back with a fringe. She let her outfit shine by understating her makeup with smokey eyes and a nude lip.

She showed off her feet in black Jimmy Choo Metz sandals featuring satin uppers and angular square toes. The strap-heavy design, secured with gold buckle closures, offered a sturdy and fashionable foundation, standing at 4-inch heels, a timeless choice for any red carpet event.

Taylor Swift’s presence dominated the 2023 MTV VMAs, with 11 nominations spanning various categories, including Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

Taylor Swift took center stage at MTV's annual Video Music Awards, clinching nine accolades and securing the night's top honor for her chart-topping song, "Anti-Hero"Taylor Swift took center stage at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards, clinching nine accolades and securing the night’s top honor for her chart-topping song, “Anti-Hero” (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)

These nominations stemmed from her critically acclaimed 10th studio album, “Midnights,” marking her return to the music scene since her 2020 releases, “Evermore” and “Folklore.”

The night was history-making for Swift as she clinched victory in nine out of the 11 categories she was nominated for, including the prestigious Artist of the Year award and Show of the Summer trophy.

“Midnights” earned her the Album of the Year accolade. At the same time, her track “Anti-Hero” bagged the Song of the Year and triumphed in five video-related categories, including Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Direction.

Swift missed the Song of the Summer Award to BTS’s youngest member, Jungkook, for his solo hit “Seven,” featuring US rapper Latto, and the Best Editing trophy, with Olivia Rodrigo securing the accolade for her track “Vampire.”

Taylor Swift opted for a sleek black Versace dress punctuated by an asymmetrical trail of the brand's iconic gold buttons and delicate shoulder strapsTaylor Swift opted for a sleek black Versace dress punctuated by an asymmetrical trail of the brand’s iconic gold buttons and delicate shoulder straps (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)

Her heartfelt acceptance speech resonated with her followers as she expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to explore different music genres and the unyielding support of her devoted fan base.

While accepting the Best Pop award for Anti-Hero, she said, “I love making pop music, I love making pop music videos, I also love making country. I love slinking around different genres, and the only reason I’m allowed to do that is because you, the fans, gave me the opportunity to do this.”

Taylor Swift's dress featured a daring thigh-high slit, accentuating Swift's legs and providing the perfect backdrop for her strappy black stiletto pumps by Jimmy ChooTaylor Swift’s dress featured a daring thigh-high slit, accentuating Swift’s legs and providing the perfect backdrop for her strappy black stiletto pumps by Jimmy Choo (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Swift continued, “One big adventure, and it’s all so much to challenge myself to make music that’s different than what I made last, and I just love you for it. But I really love making pop music, so thank you so, so, so much.”

With this remarkable night, Taylor Swift now boasts an impressive 25 MTV VMA wins, solidifying her status as one of the most celebrated artists in the awards’ history, second only to Beyoncé‘s remarkable 28 wins.

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