Kim Kardashian West and Kayne West lead monochrome stars as A-listers arrive at MTV VMAs

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Kanye West was the yang to Kim Kardashian's yin on the VMAs white carpet as they opted for stark white and black outfits respectively.

Rocking slick, wet-look hair, Kim's off-shoulder dress came dangerously close to exposing too much of her generous chest.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Kanye wore a shirt from his Life of Pablo collection that bore the song name Famous, the track which sparked the couple's infamous war with Taylor Swift.

Britney Spears (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Britney Spears (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Britney, who is making her return to the VMAs after nine years away, also stole the red carpet in her simple but sexy slashed LBD.

Ariana Grande (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Ariana Grande (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Ariana Grande chose a flirty, flamenco-style top with oversize black trousers and her trademark high ponytail.

Naomi Campbell (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Naomi Campbell (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Supermodel Naomi Campbell missed the monochrome memo, choosing a crushed velvet light green-grey mini dress with a seriously high slit.

Rita Ora (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Rita Ora (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Singer Rita Ora added a flash of red to her punk-inspired outfit. Somehow she stayed upright on the white carpet in her sky-high platform boots.

Ansel Elgort (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Ansel Elgort (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

The Fault In Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort suffered a sartorial fail in his similar punk outfit, with heavy chains and jigsaw jeans.

Jaden Smith(Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Jaden Smith(Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Can we all take a minute to appreciate the cat coat? Jaden's eclectic layered outfit covered a sheer shirt underneath with a hidden message.

Alicia Keys (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)
Alicia Keys (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Alicia Keys combined black and red on her floor-length gown to stun on the white carpet before she performed her own poetry on stage at the ceremony.

Hailee Steinfeld (Chris Pizzello/AP/PA)
Hailee Steinfeld (Chris Pizzello/AP/PA)

Pitch Perfect 2 actress Hailee Steinfeld wowed in a colourful Balmain mini dress that showed off her endless legs.