Gen-Z Takes The MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet By Storm

With the growing number of award shows held each year, red carpet fashion can start to feel turnkey: Floor-length, sugary-sweet gowns, embellished bodycon with mid-waist cut-outs, and an array of dresses that look pretty, or sexy even, but aren't exactly the most boundary-pushing when it comes to trends, colors, or cuts.
But, similar to its sister event the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie & TV Awards' red carpet tends to deliver more eccentric looks. As a production that nominates the most popular blockbusters of the year, the celebrity roster is always packed with style experts — and while it doesn't have the same opulent black-tie dress code of The Oscars, that's kind of a good thing. This is where stars can really show off their own personal aesthetic.
In case you've been absent from the pop culture universe, the best dressed attendees ahead are mostly powerhouse teens, asserting themselves as smarter, more creative and, inarguably, more stylish than ever before. So, we're turning over this year's red carpet to 2017's Gen-Z. The future is in very good (and good-looking) hands.
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Is that denim on the red carpet? Mary Eizabeth Winstead, we don't know where you've been hiding lately, but we're so here for this comeback look by Jonathan Simkahi.
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Everyone knows a dress is made instantly better with pockets. This Fendi number has four. Basically, Amandla picked the best dress, ever. We're not worthy.
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Debby Ryan is giving us a master class on how to make a casual outfit luxe, which is something that comes in-hand when you need to look good, but it's also pouring rain outside. Well played.
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Hailee Steinfeld may want to be like most girls, but dressed in this lavender Fausto Puglisi mini, she's a step-above.
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If 2017 has taught us anything, it's that Noah Cyrus isn't just Miley's lil' sis. Music success aside, the 17-year-old is quickly paving her way into Best Dressed territory. This silky Baja East suit is only made better by that custom Laura Basci bra top. Bonus points for walkable Stuart Weitzman heels.
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Zendaya, Zendaya, Zendaya. We'd call out how stunning you look in this Zuhair Murad gown, but Rihanna may beat us to it.
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There's a right way and a wrong way to do mermaid sequins. Yara Shahidi in head-to-toe Gucci is very, very right.
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We're hoping Millie Bobby Brown is alluding to a guest appearance on next season's Westworld with the too-chic way she's pulling off these patent cowboy boots. (Oh, and who can ignore that Calvin Klein dress).
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Tracee Ellis Ross honestly always looks like she's having the greatest time at any press event, ever. 10/10 for finding a patchwork Rosie Assoulin dress that goes perfectly with her sunny personality.
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While we love Allison Williams' sequined dress by Galia Lahav Haute Couture, we really can't stop thinking about how good blonde looks on her.
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Bow. Down. This turtlenecked Emilio Pucci piece is better gilded than the MTV Movie & TV Award itself. Cookie is 100% applauding this one.
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A leather jacket on the red carpet? Eh. A leather jacket and red leather joggers on the red carpet? So much yes. Thank you, Asia Kate Dillon.
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Cara Delevingne's Saint Laurent mini dress reminds us that the newly-minted actress is a model (and, let's be honest, fashion icon) first, because those thigh-highs are the definition of off-duty style.
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Inspiration alert! Jourdan Dunn's one-shouldered, high-waisted trouser pairing is the most wearable, trend-driven look on the carpet. We're planning on recreating this, ASAP.
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There's something so simple about Emma Watson's one-sleeved, asymmetrical dress, which is probably why we love it so much. Plus, she's the reigning queen of choosing pieces that have just the right amount of edge. All we're wondering is: When can we borrow this one?