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


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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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