The 2004 VMAs were memorable in more ways than just audacious fashion. The event marked Beyoncé and Jay Z’s first appearance as a couple on the red carpet, wearing outfits that have since become VMA legends.
While Jay-Z created waves with his fedora and all-white suit, the spotlight was on queen Beyoncé, rocking her vintage blonde curls and gold co-ords. The singer won the award for Best Female Video for “Naughty Girl” that night. During her speech, she said, “What up, Jay?” finally confirming their romance.
Jessica Simpson, 2003
If you thought Taylor Swift scripted fashion history in her white pantsuit at the 2012 VMAs, think again! Nine years before, Jessica Simpson had already rocked an all-white silk pantsuit on the VMA red carpet.
Simpson was the picture of sophistication and class in an Emporio Armani ensemble paired with understated silver accessories. Far from outrageous, the singer chose vintage glam to make a statement, and boy did it leave a lasting impression!
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 2003
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's twinning looks have won us over since the beginning of their careers on "Full House." From adorable toddlers to fashion sensations, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are among the savviest, most successful designers today. Among their most memorable fashion moments was at the 2003 VMAs.
The sisters were at the height of their boho-chic phase that year – from breezy silhouettes to chunky jewelry. It is safe to say they completely slayed the look, turning heads and winning hearts as they arrived at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Gwen Stefani, 2004
Gwen Stefani has a hella good style, and you can't deny it. Since her “No Doubt” days, Stefani has effortlessly combined punk with pretty, red lips with leotards, or platform sandals with bikini tops. The singer brought her A-game to the 2004 VMAs.
We can't think of anyone else who could look this stunning in a Louis Vuitton corset and pencil skirt. The punk rocker meets vintage glam aesthetic effectively stopped everyone in their tracks.
Jennifer Lopez, 2004
Jennifer Lopez wore a strapless dress in different shades of brown to the 2004 VMAs. We don't know if this was one of her best looks, but the outfit stood out, alright! How could it not with those draped panels, sequins, and bandage-style bodice?
As if the busy outfit wasn't enough, the star chose to accessorize the outfit with feathered slingbacks, a wide-brimmed hat, chandelier earrings, a loud purse, and bracelets on both wrists!