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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Olivia Hebert

Taylor Swift is channeling her Reputation era in stunning black dress at 2023 MTV VMAs

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Taylor Swift showed up for the 2023 MTV VMAs decked out in a stunning black gown with a thigh-high slit.

On Tuesday 12 September, Swift, who is nominated for multiple awards, arrived on the pink carpet at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, for the awards ceremony.

For the occasion, she opted for a black, floor-length Versace dress with ruching and gold button details. She paired the look with multiple necklaces and a low updo.

Fans were excited by Swift’s all-black ensemble, saying that it was Reputation inspired. One fan wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “DJ please play dress by Taylor Swift (Reputation Taylor‘s version).”


Tonight, the pop star is leading the 2023 VMA nominations with 11 noms, including three in social categories.

Swift is up for Artist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Anti-Hero,” Song of the Year for “Anti-Hero,” Best Pop for “Anti-Hero,” Best Direction for “Anti-Hero,” Best Cinematography for “Anti-Hero,” Best Editing for “Anti-Hero,” and Best Visual Effects for “Anti-Hero.”

At the 2022 VMAs, Taylor Swift showed up dripping in diamonds. That night, she notably took home the most awards at the VMAs. She won the Video of the Year, Best Long-Form Video, and Best Direction for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”

Swift also made history that night as the first artist to win Video of the Year three times, a huge record to hold. Her other winning videos include “Bad Blood” and “You Need to Calm Down”.

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