The Video Music Awards past have seen fashion span the weird and the wonderful, to extreme including the who-could-possibly-forget meat dress from Lady GaGa. Whilst things gear up stateside for the awards which are happening this evening in Brooklyn (that's 2am UK kick off time), we're left wondering what fashionable treats do the VMA's 2013 have in store for us?

Watch this space for CQ dress watch as the red carpet attendees start pulling up to the event, but just to get your fashion taste buds tingling rumour has it that One Direction, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are set to take to stage to present (expect killer outfits) and Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake (with NSYNC??) and Kanye West will be performing during the ceremony.

We can't wait until the dresses start appearing but for now why not take a look through the gallery above of some of our favourite (and most memorable) outfits from years gone by?