The red carpet at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards welcomed a number of high-profile arrivals to Radio City Music Hall, including Pink’s entrance on a fire truck, Cobra Starship’s double-decker bus and Taylor Swift’s “Cinderella”-esque horse and carriage. One of the great arrivals you didn’t get to see on Sunday night was Leighton Meester’s approach in a Jaguar convertible. MTV News’ Kim Stolz picked up Meester at New York City’s London Hotel and cruised through the evening with the top down for a stylish VMA entrance befitting of everybody’s favorite “Gossip Girl” star.
Meester’s arrival was only the start of her eventful evening. On her way down the red carpet, she stopped to chat with “Twilight” star and fashion correspondent Ashley Greene, who said “You look incredible. I thought you were going to be on the best-dressed list, and I’m sure that you are.” Meester was wearing a gorgeous sequin dress by Christian Cota and forward-thinking heels on her feet. Later in the show, she helped Jack Black pray to Satan (as well as present the award for Best Rock Video, which was won by Green Day). Meester looked a little thrown by Black’s fake muscles and deep metal voice, but she rolled with the punches and looked good doing it. Check out more photos of Leighton Meester and the rest of Kim Stolz’s photo diary here!