The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will take place in Los Angeles on 24 August.
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will take place in Los Angeles on 24 August.MTV

Glamourous celebrities will be attending the 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards, which will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 24 August.

Over the years, the MTV Video Music Awards night has seen a number of celebrities in sophisticated gowns and some others in crazy ensembles.

American actress/singer Rose McGowan made some risky red carpet choices and wore a string dress to the 15th Annual MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles in 1998.

The following year, rapper Lil' Kim made jaws drop when she hit the red carpet in a half-topless purple jumpsuit with a nipple pastie and matching wig.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga's meat dress from 2010 MTV Video Music Awards garnered a lot of attention from media, fans and PETA.

Scroll down to take a look at the weirest outfits through the years.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.Getty
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga in her meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre on September 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.Getty
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera at 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.Getty
Pink
American singer, songwriter, and actress Alecia Beth Moore Hart, better known by her stage name Pink at 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.Getty
Carson Daly and Pamela Anderson
Carson Daly and Pamela Anderson at 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.Getty
Rapper Lil' Kim
Rapper Lil' Kim sporting her infamous purple bodysuit at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1999.Reuters
Gwen Stefani
Singer Gwen Stefani attends the 15th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 10, 1998 at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California in 1998.Getty
Rose McGowan and Marilyn Manson
Rose McGowan and Marilyn Manson during 15th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California in 1998.Getty
Dennis Rodman
Athlete Dennis Rodman attends the 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 7, 1995 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York.Getty
Howard Stern
American radio personality, television show host, comedian and actor Howard Stern's infamous "Fartman" appearance during 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.Getty