By SOPHIE FORBES
Back on form: Britney Spears glowed at last night's MTV Video Music Awards as she walked the red carpet in a dazzling Moschino mini dress
The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards is probably an evening the Britney Spears would like to forget.
After taking to the stage in nothing more than her underwear and lacklusterly stumbling her way around while lip-synching to Gimme More, the singer's big comeback came to a grinding halt.
But last night, exactly four years after that disastrous performance, Ms Spears proved that she is better than ever - and back at the top in her crown wearing role as the true Princess of Pop.
A stunning looking Britney, 29, beamed a wide grin as she arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, walking the red carpet with an ear to ear grin.
She looked happier and healthier than she has in years showing off her toned physique in a sparkling black Moschino sequin romper which she paired with platform black patent booties by Gina.
IN love: Britney held on tight to boyfriend Jason Trawick as the couple walked the carpet together
Walking the red carpet hand in hand with her former agent turned boyfriend of two years Jason Trawick, the couple kissed and cuddled and seemed very much in love.
The appearance was a far cry from the disheveled and vacant looking Britney from four years ago when she looked out of shape and confused with her ever apparent hair extensions applied in an attempt to mask the fact that she had shaved off all her hair just months before.
Honoree: Britney got a kiss from Jason as she headed up to receive her award
But last night the superstar was honored for her incredible career being awarded the big award of the night - The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award - as well as receiving a fitting tribute in the form of a troupe of young dancers who performed a routine to a collection of her songs.
On form: Britney laughed her way through her unusual interaction with Lady Gaga, dressed as her alter ego Jo
As the singer accepted her award, after excitedly watching from the front row, she had a fun interaction with Lady Gaga, who was dressed in drag as her alter ego Jo Calderone.
When a smiling Britney took to the stage to pick up her Moonmen statue, she was put on the spot by Gaga who appeared to be attempting to kiss her.
'It was interesting, her character,' Britney told MTV News about the encounter.
'We got onstage and we felt it out.'
Big night: Britney took home the awards for Best Pop Video and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
But the most heart warming moment of the night for the million of Britney fans around the globe was when she gave her award acceptance speech.
Seeming genuinely excited and honored, the star graciously laughed and giggled her way through her thank-you's, like the sweet and well mannered Britney we all know and love.
She sent her love to her son's Preston and Jayden saying 'mommy loves you babies,' before thanking her management, Larry Rudolph and lastly Jason, simply telling him: 'I love you.'
Sisters: Jamie Lynn Spears joined the girl of the hour, her sister Britney at the House Of Hype after party at the SLS hotel
Britneyhas been hard at work preparing for her upcoming world tour which begins on September 22 in Russia.
After touring round Europe for 6 weeks she then heads down to South America until Christmas.
She also currently has the number ten song on the Billboard charts with I Wanna Go from her album Femme Fatale.
Britney is well and truly back and here to stay.