Doja Cat had the supernatural on her side at the 2023 MTV VMAs on Sept. 12. Ahead of her performance of several singles, including “Paint the Town Red,” Doja walked the red carpet in a see-through spiderweb dress by Monse.
The Halloween-ready ensemble, designed by Laura Kim and Fernando J Garcia, was fabricated using faux spiderwebs by Yu Jei Yen Textile. From afar, the fabric created the illusion that the rapper’s gown had been meticulously composed by dozens of committed arachnids. Her stylist, Brett Alan Nelson, paired the look with transparent heels by Amina Muaddi and diamond jewelry from a multitude of jewelers, including Balenciaga, Yeprem, Nicole Rose Jewelry, Maria Tash, and Yessayan Jewelry.
It’s likely that the dress, inspired by artist Louise Bourgeois’s famous “Maman” spider sculpture, is a direct nod to Doja’s upcoming album, “Scarlet.” “This stunning creation pays homage to Louise’s extraordinary work and the inspiration behind it — her mother’s dedication to textiles, mending, and repairing fabrics,” the designer captioned photos of Doja Cat’s look on Instagram ahead of the award show. “A true masterpiece that weaves together the worlds of fashion and art.”
The intricate, floor-length design was carefully draped to create multiple cutouts along the bodice and skirt, which covered a nude thong. From behind, the cutouts continued, giving the star minimal coverage as she posed for the cameras in her frosted heels. The neckline, also composed of the delicate, web-like fabric, boasted a one-shoulder design. Further demonstrating her love for all things creepy, Doja also wore multiple snake-like cuff bracelets and oversize spider earrings with ruby eyes and diamond abdomens.
Doja’s beauty team completed the haunting ensemble with ghostly white eyeshadow, bold lashes, poison-green contact lenses, and blood-red stiletto nails. With Halloween still weeks away, Doja isn’t letting that stop her from unleashing her spooky side. Ahead, see the star’s incredible spiderweb dress from all angles.