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The ebb and flow of fashion trends mean there are looks we may not have seen in years, regardless of how memorable they were. So here are, in no particular order, 10 iconic celebrity outfits that you may not remember, but after this, you definitely won’t forget.
Ashley Tisdale Y2K-Core
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If you weren’t keeping up with Ashley Tisdale’s style during her Suite Life of Zach & Cody years, now is the time! She was bold and maybe a bit brash, but if this isn’t camp, we don’t know what is.
Ariana Grande Pantsless Chic
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When Ariana Grande was dating Pete Davidson, her outfits consisted of two pieces: an oversized top and thigh-highs. It turned the fashion world on its axis – even inspiring a slew of Halloween costumes. Though it’s been a minute since the “Positions” singer has worn an ensemble like this, we can’t help but remember her this way.
Britney and Justin’s Couples Canadian Suits
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This look is iconic on so many levels. First of all, Britney and Justin were the “it” couple of the late ’90s, but to commit to matching all-denim ensembles is incredible, no? Sadly, neither the couple nor the look made it out of that decade in style, but it doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce!
Timothée Chalamet Goes Backless
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Teen heartthrob Timothée Chalamet turned heads in Venice after donning this incredible backless number. He usually stepped out of the box with bold prints and colors, so this all-red number was definitely scandalous!
Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Debut
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Where were you when Lady Gaga revealed her infamous 50-pound meat dress during the 2010 VMAs? Though animal activists condemned her for it, the songstress achieved her goal of making a statement.
The Birth of Cardi
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Inspired by Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, this vintage gown by Thierry Mugler probably wasn’t what people were expecting the rapper to pull up in during the 2019 Grammys, but when has Cardi B ever stuck with the status quo? Dressed in a glimmering tone, like the pearl inside a clamshell, you can’t deny that Cardi worked this gown in a way only she could.
Lil Nas X and His Pink Cowboy Suit
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You either love it or hate it, but there’s no denying that this neon pink cowboy suit worn by Lil Nas X is hard to ignore. Debuted during the 2020 Grammy Awards and designed by Versace, this look was perfect for the “Old Town Road” singer’s vibes and colorful personality.
Billy Porter’s Tuxedo Gown
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The time? February 2019. The place? The 91st Academy Awards. The look? A black velvet gown designed by Christian Siriano and worn by none other than the legendary Billy Porter, who holds deep personal ties to this particular look – especially since it led to conversations about masculinity and fashion standards.
Kim’s Pregnant Met Gala Look
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While so many of us want to say that the Kardashian clan can do no wrong, we can’t help but think back to this floral faux pas that Kim donned during the 2013 Met Gala. It was loud and retirement-chic and bore a weird resemblance to the couches you’d see in the donation pile of your local thrift store.
Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit
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True Halloween fans know the power Heidi Klum holds on the holiday, and while she has an entire arsenal of looks under her belt, her Jessica Rabbit look from 2015 is in a league of its own. Sexy, liminal, and downright accurate, it’s a look we’ll be thinking about for years to come.
What’s your favorite outfit from this list? Let us know in the comments!