Taylor Swift at the 2010, 2009, and 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Hot on the heels of announcing her forthcoming album Red and dropping a record-breaking new single, Taylor Swift isn't quite finished sharing awesome news: this morning we learned that the pop star is officially the fifth artist slated to perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards! YES. The singer (and bonafide style darling) has had some seriously epic moments both onstage and off in the past, but the superstar is ready to top it ALL come September 6th. Until then, though, let's predict what Taylor's going to be wearing on the big night. Here's a hint: it just might involve the color red....
Way back in 2008, Taylor had her very first Moonman experience as a pre-show cohost and nominee for her breakout ballad "Teardrops On My Guitar." It marked one of her early forays into music award show mayhem, and she came dressed in what we later know as TSwift staples: a feminine, pale pink dress, heels, and perfect golden curls. The pleated, full-skirted frock was by Kaufman Franco and her stappy shoes came courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti, and she looked-surprise- totally adorable. The next year was an epic one for Miss Swift, scoring the Best Female Video award for "You Belong With Me," belting the song outside a subway station for her performance, and even working two very different costumes. She repped Kaufman Franco a second time in her sparkly, Grecian-inspired column dress for the pre-show. While the glammed-up choice was perfect for the red carpet, she later swapped the gown for a performance-friendly vintage frock, which matched her cherry nails, lips, and shoes to a T. Taylor graced the stage again in 2010 in a strapless beige frock, Old-Hollywood hair, and bright red lipstick. Oh, and look twice and you'll see she's BAREFOOT onstage. We love it.
Finally, we've arrived at 2012! While Taylor's known for sticking with pretty consistent style choices (retro, girly, and totally pretty), there's no telling if she's going to pull a fashion fast one on us for her performance. While we count down, check out a behind-the-scenes video of Taylor below and let us know what you think she'll wear to this year's VMAs!
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