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"Legally Blonde" Premiered 15 Years Ago And The Red Carpet Was Bonkers

The bend and WOW 2001 WAS DIFFERENT.

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We can pretty much all agree that so far, 2016 has been a total dumpster fire.

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We're all a little bit tired of it, right? Right.

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So let's hop in a time machine real quick and go back to a simpler time: It's summer 2001, and on July 13 — this very day — the world was gifted with a brand-new movie called Legally Blonde.

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And, wow, the premiere was like an alternate dimension. Look at Jennifer Garner with her Felicity then-husband, Scott Foley (aka Noel Crane).

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Luke Wilson, aka dreamboat T.A. Emmett, just saw someone he knows.

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Look at James Marsden taking a picture of himself with these two fossil cameras!

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David Boreanaz is sporting some very frosted tips. But hey, it's 2001, so.

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Selma Blair is having a great time.

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And so is pre-Grey's Anatomy Katherine Heigl, in her khaki slacks.

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There's Meredith Scott Lynn, aka Enid, aka Single-Handed Organizer of the March for Lesbians Against Drunk Driving.

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And Oz Perkins, aka David Kidney, aka Dewormer of Somalian Orphans.

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And now let's take a good, long look at Reese Witherspoon, aka Elle Woods, our heroine. Look at her beautiful pink eyeshadow and lip gloss.

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Look at her hanging out with her husband, Ryan Phillippe. There's so much beautiful pink coordination going on.

RIP Reese and Ryan as a couple, because TRUE LOVE DOESN'T EXIST IN 2016.
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RIP Reese and Ryan as a couple, because TRUE LOVE DOESN'T EXIST IN 2016.

What a gorgeous, 2001-specific couple.

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Ryan's sporting a mohawk and Ray-Ban aviators, but we must remember, THIS IS 2001. TIMES WERE DIFFERENT.

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And look at the little Bruiser Woods in their sweaters! This is great, but not quite as great as...

RIP Bruiser Woods, who passed away in the GARBAGE YEAR 2016.
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RIP Bruiser Woods, who passed away in the GARBAGE YEAR 2016.

...Hoku, aka singer of "Perfect Day," aka the BEST SONG EVER WRITTEN.

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OK, it's official — let's just chill here in 2001 for a while.

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