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RIFF RAFF AND KATY PERRY - 2014
It's certainly no Britney and Justin in coordinated Canadian tuxedos at the American Music Awards (a fact Katy herself admitted), but Riff Raff and Katy Perry's matching Versace denim ensembles are a close runner-up.
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PAMELA ANDERSON AND TOMMY LEE - 1999
There's so much going on within this lewk that deserves your undivided attention. From the furry pink hat, to the white bustier, to the fully bejeweled pants. We only have one question: How much longer until Kim Kardashian recreates this exact ensemble?
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PAMELA ANDERSON AND KID ROCK - 2001
One thing is abundanetly clear from these two photos: the world needs — nay, deserves — more Pamela Anderson red carpet haute couture.
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CARMEN ELECTRA AND DAVE NAVARRO - 2003
There's almost too much to love about these looks, but let's try to list them all. Carmen Electra's impossibly short slip dress we could easily see Kendall Jenner wearing today, that Dior saddle bag, Dave Navarro's midriff (man-driff?) with cigarettes tucked into the waistband of his lace-up chaps, and of course his short-sleeve mock turtleneck/compression sleeves combo.
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MARILYN MANSON AND ROSE MCGOWEN - 1998
One of the greatest gifts the VMAs have given us over the years (aside from the unforgettable fashions) is documenting some of the most unlikely couples to ever walk the red carpet. Like Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan, the latter of which secured her lifelong BAMF status in this fully sheer mesh dress and leopard print thong ensemble.
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WIZ KHALIFA AND AMBER ROSE - 2014
And clearly, McGowan's look deeply inspired Amber Rose, who wouldn't miss an opportunity to make a major sartorial statement by wearing the most minimal amount of attire permissable by the FCC.
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BRAD PITT AND CHRISTINA APPLEGATE - 1989
In comparison to the photos that preceded it, this shot may be a bit of a letdown, fashion-wise, but it's remarkable for a number of other reasons. Mostly because we completely forgot these two ever dated, but also, who doesn't generally need more pictures of a young Brad Pitt wearing a floral vest in their life.
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JAY Z, BEYONCE AND BLUE IVY - 2014
Forget about power couples, this is a full-blown power family. Plus, only a diva of this caliber can pull off a full stained glass bodysuit.
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MICHAEL JACKSON AND LISA MARIE PRESELEY - 1994
For those too young to remember, there was once a time in VMA history when the true King and Queen of Pop briefly walked amongst us. Was it weird? Sure. But it also bestowed upon us this legendary Terminator-style pant/boot moment.
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KURT COBAIN, COURTNEY LOVE, AND FRANCIS BEAN COBAIN - 1993
No big deal. Just two grunge icons. In love. Wearing outfits that are just as cool and chic today as they were twenty plus years ago. Be still our beating hearts.
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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND BRITNEY SPEARS - 2000
This photo is peak millenium fashion and #shipgoals. Between the thick-knit turtleneck, J.T.'s baby afro, the crimped hair, and the beaded choker, this is the entire early-aughts distilled to its purest form.
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BRITNEY SPEARS AND MADONNA - 2003
Long before Katy Perry event thought about kissing a girl there was only Madonna and Britney Spears. Ok, so this doesn't technically count as a couple, but considering this moment is one of the most iconic VMA kisses of all time, this legendary pop pairing seems worth highlighting. (Sorry, Christina - we know you were there too, but…)
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JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SEAN COMBS - 2000
Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got; back in 2000, Lopez was still just Jenny from the block and still coordinating all-white bedazzled outfits with a man going by the name of Puff Daddy.
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DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM - 2003
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but if you ask us, the glamour found within this single image is so great it could not be appropriately expressed using every single word in the English language.
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MARTHA STEWART AND BUSTA RHYMES - 1997
Last, but absolutely never least, the greatest couple the world has ever known: Martha Stewart and Busta Rhymes. They may not have been a couple in real life, but that doesn't mean we ever have to stop praying for them to reunite in some way – perhaps on her dinner party show with Snoop Dogg?