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22 Memorable Outfits Worn At The MTV Video Music Awards

These looks were ahead of their time.

When it comes to fashion, the VMAs might as well be a runway.

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From '90s favorites to barely there outfits, the VMAs have never had a shortage of statement-making looks to grace the red carpet.

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We've rounded up some of the most iconic outfits made famous at the VMAs over the years. Check them out below:

1. To start, Cindy Crawford's dominatrix-inspired leather and lace Versace bustier in 1992:

Cindy Crawford at the 1992 Video Music Awards
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2. This all-metallic fit Lenny Kravitz rocked in 1993:

Lenny Kravitz at the 1993 Video Music Awards
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3. This show-stopping side slit black two-piece Mariah Carey wore in 1997:

Mariah Carey at the 1997 Video Music Awards
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4. This sci-fi favorite featuring Gwen Stefani's icy blue hair in 1998:

Gwen Stefani at the 1998 Video Music Awards
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5. This pink furry hat and sparkling sequins legging look from Pamela Anderson in 1999:

Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson at the 1999 Video Music Awards
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6. This coordinated couples' moment from Jennifer Lopez and Diddy in 2000:

Jennifer Lopez and Diddy at the 2000 Video Music Awards
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7. This very punk-rock ensemble Pink made her own in 2000:

Pink at the 2000 Video Music Awards
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8. This Macy Gray dress promoting her new album in 2001:

Macy Gray at the 2001 Video Music Awards
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9. This Destiny's Child fringe moment in 2001:

Destiny's Child at the 2001 Video Music Awards
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10. This onstage costume we've never forgotten from Britney Spears in 2001:

Britney Spears performing at the 2001 Video Music Awards
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11. This vintage glam dress from Christina Aguilera in 2006:

Christina Aguilera at the Video Music Awards in 2006
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12. This meat dress only Lady Gaga could have ever pulled off in 2010:

Lady Gaga at the Video Music Awards in 2010
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13. This daring look Nicki Minaj debuted in 2011:

Nicki Minaj at the Video Music Awards in 2011
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14. This all-denim throwback worn by Katy Perry and Riff Raff in 2014:

Katy Perry and Riff Raff at the Video Music Awards in 2014
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15. This risqué look where Miley Cyrus was nearly naked in 2015:

Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards in 2015
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16. This sweet mother-daughter photo op from Beyoncé and Blue Ivy in 2016:

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy at the Video Music Awards in 2016
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17. This sheer cocktail dress Kim Kardashian wore in 2016:

Kim Kardashian at the Video Music Awards in 2016
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18. This colorful cape that Jared Leto wowed us with in 2017:

Jared Leto at the Video Music Awards in 2017
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19. This see-through mesh gown Rita Ora wore in 2018:

Rita Ora at the Video Music Awards in 2018
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20. This mosaic-inspired outfit Taylor Swift showed off in 2019:

Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards in 2019
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21. This fiery red floor-length gown Lizzo rocked with a feather boa in 2019:

Lizzo at the Video Music Awards in 2019
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22. Finally, this sparkling silver disco look worn by Lil Nas X in 2019:

Lil Nas X at the Video Music Awards in 2019
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What's your favorite VMAs look of all time? Let us know in the comments!

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