This Is What The VMAs Looked Like 20 Years Ago

This Is What The VMAs Looked Like 20 Years Ago

“I’ve never worn something like that before or since. I was like, ‘Is this what you want?’” McGowan told Dr. “That was my first public appearance after being sexually assaulted. That was a political statement. McGowan, one of the most outspoken voices of the With Too the movement, said the dress ― widely considered one of the VMAs most memorable looks ― was actually meant to be a silent protest against Hollywood and Harvey Weinstein. That year, Rose McGowan, then dating Marilyn Manson, also walked the carpet in her ultra-sheer, black beaded dress that left nothing to the imagination. The awards show, which took place in Los Angeles, was the gift that just kept giving: Gwen Stephen showed up in a fuzzy blue bra, hoop skirt and platform flip-flops; Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan served up some Buffy and Willow realness; Mariah Carey shared a diva moment with Whitney Houston. It doesn’t get more ’90s than the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. Oz earlier this year. Of course, there was no Twitter at the time or Instagram, no way to speak for yourself.”
See more top fashion moments from the 1998 VMAs below:

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