Katy Perry in Atelier Versace at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted on August 25, 2014

This is an homage we never expected to see. In retrospect, we were very naive, weren’t we?

 

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Katy-Perry-2014-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-VMAs-Red-Carpet-Versace-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards.

We’re having an extraordinarily difficult time dealing with the idea that Brit and Justin’s infamous denimtastrophe of 13 years ago has now been recast as some sort of iconic fashion moment. We may need a brief lie-down.

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Not that we have an issue with these looks. It’s fun.  She also tweeted a shoutout to Britney and a mention that this all came about because of nostalgia. The VMAs red carpet is definitely the place to have fun with your fashion. And she IS Katy Perry, after all. And at least these versions are more polished and fitted than the originals. Denim gowns will probably never look chic to our eyes, but as we always say, real style is about matching the clothes to the wearer to the venue. The right dress on the right gal at the right party. On that level, this couldn’t be more stylish.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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