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Bretman Rock Wore Aaliyah's 2001 Dress To This Year's VMAs

Two queens serving sartorial excellence.

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Bretman Rock took to the VMAs red carpet and gave fans something they never could’ve expected: an Aaliyah call back. Bretman Rock wore the same yellow-and-black striped dress that the singer wore to the 2000 VMAs. Even though he was technically outfit repeating, Rock made this VMAs look totally his.

This gown was a statement back in 2000, and it still goes hard today. The high-slit and fur details are unique and funky. Not to mention, you can’t ignore the vibrant colors.

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For her last VMAs, Aaliyah won two awards. Although the singer passed away 20 years ago, her legacy still grows — and her impeccable fashion sense clearly lives on.

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Showing off his daring personality, Rock paired the dress with thigh-high, leather heeled boots, rather than the strappy heels Aaliyah wore.

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Designed by Roberto Cavalli, this canary yellow and black dress is not a design for the faint of heart. The animal print is subtle but daring for a red carpet look, and both Rock and Aaliyah made it work in two stunning ways.

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Let’s hear it for the back of the dress. The train screams “glamour,” and you can just imagine it whipping behind Rock as he struts.

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Interestingly, both Rock and Aaliyah forewent adding any accessories to the gown, letting the eye-catching dress speak for itself rather than weigh it down with jewelry.

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Rock styled his hair as a blown-out mullet with voluminous, soft curls. His smoked-out brown eyeshadow adds a sultry touch the overall look.

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