Keke Palmer's Fiercest Fashion Moments Will Get You Hyped for the 2020 MTV VMAs

All eyes will be on Keke Palmer this Sunday as she hosts the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. Style mavens, this one's for you!

By McKenna Aiello Aug 29, 2020 2:00 PMTags
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Keke Palmer is bringing sass, class and probably a sequined face mask to the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

All eyes will be on the 26-year-old as she hosts the live ceremony from New York City this coming Sunday. And without a red carpet to walk down, the VMAs stage is Keke's personal runway.

The stakes are higher than ever for the first major awards show of the COVID-19 era, but if anyone can pull off such a daunting task, it's our girl Keke. 

After MTV decided against holding the VMAs at the Barclays Center, citing safety concerns brought on by the pandemic, the network switched gears and said the show would instead take place across the Big Apple's five boroughs.

That leaves quite a bit up for interpretation, but fingers crossed we see Keke take over a New York City subway à la Taylor Swift at the 2014 VMAs.

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And no matter how the show turns out, Keke is going to look fabulous doing it. In honor of her moment in the spotlight, we're looking back at her greatest style moments of all time.

Classic & Sexy

The actress wows in a slinky black style at the 2023 Fragrance Foundation awards.

2023 Met Gala Style

Keke sparkled as she arrived at the 2023 event.

Maternity Sparkle

The actress, then pregnant with her and Darius Jackson's son, appears at the 2023 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

Ruby Red

The star showcases a glam style at the 2022 Governors Awards.

2021 Met Gala Style

The star sparkles at the star-studded fashion event.

Hotline Bling

Ring, ring... anyone home? It's just Keke slaying the red carpet at the 2019 MTV VMAs in a sequined gown by Yousef Aljasmi.

Totally Tulle

The trendsetters at J. Mendel crafted this feminine frock with yellow accents, which Keke wore to the 2019 Angel Ball. 

Belle of the Ball

"I feel like [my dress] epitomizes who I am and my coming of age," told Us Weekly ahead of the 2014 Emmys of her plunging mermaid gown by Rubin Singer. "It's the first time I'm going to the Emmys as an adult, and my life is changing, so this is a moment for me where I feel like a princess. I knew the dress was the one because I felt like I could do anything—it was almost fairy tale-ish."

Love On the Brain

Keke pulled a Rihanna at the 2016 American Music Awards in this racy two-piece and baby pink fur jacket. 

Wolf of Wall Street

The self-described Leonardo DiCaprio superfan paid homage to the A-lister with a pair of leather chaps adorned with cutouts of his face. "I brought it back to my favorite era—the '90s," Keke told People, crediting designer Namilia for the epic vibe. 

Think Pink

During a 2019 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the fashionista channeled her inner vintage darling in a Prada headband and a feathered mini-dress by Ingie Paris.

Walk This Way

Street style, perfected. Keke elevated a classic plaid blazer with a red hoodie and coordinating sunnies. 

Purple Reign

Christian Siriano designed this ruffled number that the Hustlers star wore to the 2019 Governors Awards. 

Dripping in Diamonds

This asymmetrical midi-dress provided the perfect blank slate for Keke to accessorize with head-to-toe sparkle.  

All Eyes on Her

Come through, Keke! At the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, the star turned heads in this slinky Roberto Cavalli look. 

Pinstripe Perfection

A little snow never stopped Keke from serving a runway ready look. 

Hot Mama

At the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the 26-year-old cashed in (and struck gold!) on the latex trend in a House of Harlot mini-dress. 

E! News is bringing you around-the-clock coverage of the 2020 MTV VMAs, which airs Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.