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Of course Keke Palmer went big. To prepare for hosting the MTV Video Music Awards this year, Palmer took more than 10 precautionary COVID-19 tests to ensure she’d be in top form for the big night. Given her devotion to making sure she’s healthy onstage, we knew she had something bold prepared for us—and she did not disappoint. Working with stylists Mel Reneé Leamon, Mikiel Benyamin and Chance Davis; hair stylist Ann Jones; makeup artist Mimi Kamara; and nail artist Sarah Nguyen, Palmer assembled a lineup of looks by designers including Versace, Area, David Koma, Valentino, Ralph & Russo and Louboutin. Palmer’s come a long way from playing the teen vice president of a fashion company for Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP. Now, she’s the one fashion’s biggest names want to dress. Here are her best looks of the night.
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The Tube Socks
For one of several characters Palmer portrayed during the course of the show, Palmer threw on some iconic tube socks and slides.
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The Little White Dress
Palmer cast a spell as a Cinderella-like superstar in this teeny blue-white frock and jeweled choker.
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The Black Deep-V
While devoting the night’s ceremony to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, Palmer wore a deep-v dress from Elisabetta Franchi with Fallon Jewelry earrings and fringe bangs.
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The Off-the-Shoulder Fringe
Palmer showed some shoulder in this lovely fringed feather look featuring designs from Ralph & Russo and Louboutin.
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While performing “Snack,” her July 2020 single, Palmer paired a neon green bodysuit with matching eyeshadow.
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As another pre-taped character, Palmer opted for side-swept bangs and a sheer top.
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The Award Show
Palmer ended the night with a classic awards show look: an elegant long Valentino dress with an equally long ponytail.
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