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Riff Raff hits the VMA Red Carpet.
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Of all the varying genres of looks on the red carpet, Riff Raff is one of the best at doing "casually outrageous." He may be a rapper, but there is something very hair metal about him, the 2013 equivalent of, say, Vince Neil in zebra-print leggings. This year, ya boy and his MTV neck tattoo hit the red carpet in snakeskin pants pulled up to the calves, neon pink Gucci high-tops, ski-goggle-esque shades, his Cheshire cat chain, a Permanent Vacation Crew Black Bart Simpson t-shirt, and a wintry scarf made of half a chinchilla (also, Gucci). Subtlety is not an option for this G-to-Gent.

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Kanye West performing at the 2013 Video Music Awards on Aug. 25 in Brookly, NY.
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Kanye West's sense of personal style is as unpredictable as his music, and if you will notice, his clothing evolves with every album. And we've come a long way from the hoodies and v-neck sweater vests of his first few albums—we've even zipped past his Rick Owens man-kilts and all Givenchy everything (though trust, Yeezy will never turn his back on his friend/the god Riccardo Tisci). Earlier this week, when he appeared on his baby's grandma's show Kris and out-trending-topic'd himself (#Krisye!), he dressed down in khakis and a white tee and denim—it was Balenciaga, but still.

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Miley Cyrus on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.
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It's been interesting to watch Miley Cyrus' fashion evolution for the past few months, and right now is a crucial moment for her, as she establishes herself as an adult and explores different paths in her style since she's been trying to align herself with hip-hop. And we think we see where she's going with this: vintage, vintage, vintage. Earlier today, she dropped the cover for her new album, Bangerz, styled like an old-school Teena Marie album in a vintage Saint Laurent (then YSL) jacket.

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Grimes and 2 Chainz wear the same Versace pants to the 2013 VMAs.
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Aannnnd we have officially witnessed the first of tonight's extra magical magic moments: Grimes, our Red Carpet Report co-host, chose Versace menswear pants for tonight's ensemble and… so did 2 Chainz. Chainz went head-to-toe
Vehrsayse, doing his classic jiggy man-rapper look, while Grimes tempered her pants with adidas sneakers and a black baby tee. Very Montreal underground promoter doing bday dinner at Nobu. But they were unmistakably wearing the same pants. #2Pantz

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It sounds like BS to say someone's primary defining quality is their je ne sais quoi, but for Aaliyah, it was actually true. Her ability to look stunning in anything—mostly tomboyish baggy jeans and a crop top—wasn't necessarily just about her sinewy, athletic body or her angelic face. It was about the look she gave you, that sense that you never knew what was truly going down beneath her cat-eyed gaze. It was all tied into the music, obviously—the way she and her team of Timbaland, Static Major, Missy and them wrote the songs was like they were letting you in on a secret—and, moreso, her wispy voice feeding into her essential unknowability.

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Aaliyah in 2001.
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Beyond that, of course, the Brooklyn-born, Detroit-raised Aaliyah Dana Houghton was the epitome of LOOKING BKLYN FLY. She still is, to be sure—look on Opening Ceremony's website, or on Tumblr, or on cool current musical women, from the underground (DJ Venus X, rapper Junglepussy) up to the mainstream (hello, Rihanna and Ciara), to see how her look endures. Most people associate her look with Tommy Jeans ads and her "One In A Million" videos—the diamondique bra top and baggy jeans of the title track, in particular, as well as the trenchcoat and pirate du-rag of "4 Page Letter." This shot, taken at Summer Jam in 1997, was one example of that iconic zone: those omnipresent sunglasses (which, along with various eyepatches, led to a weird and unfounded rumor that she had a lazy eye), an athletic-inspired croptop, and what appear to be breakaway pants, all sexified with simple silver jewelry and heaps of attitude.

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Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Lisa 'Left-Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas of TLC in 1992.
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On July 26th and 27th TLC will reunite to perform at the VH1 presented Mixtape Festival in Pennsylvania. Lil Mama (who portrays Lisa Lopes in VH1's forthcoming TLC biopic) will reportedly fill in for Left Eye. To commemorate their return to the stage and the release of a fifth studio album, we salute TLC's incredible style over the years.

If the early 1990s were a Pantone confetti explosion courtesy Cross Colours, New Jack Swing, and the like, TLC were the poster chicas: all primary-hued and huge-personality'd, Chilli, Left Eye, and T-Boz came off like your best girlfriends. Their first album, Ooh... on the TLC Tip, dropped in February '92, and set a precedent for what they would bring to the table through the first half of their career.

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Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, Chilli and T-Boz of TLC in 1992.
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Dressed in bright oversized shorts and Docs, the cover was painted over in the Afrocentric graffiti animation style that was popular at the time. The video for their first single, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," opened with one of the most era-definitive scenes ever: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes draped in bright orange baggy jeans, a floppy green cap, and yellow clown glasses with the call of a hip-hop debutante: "We in the houuuuseeee!" And, scene. ENTER THE AGE OF THE CONDOM AS ACCESSORY.

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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce.
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As they used to say in the olden days, "Can't ban the taxman." D&G masterminds Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana were found guilty of tax evasion yesterday in a Milan court and each sentenced for one year and eight months in prison. Sound like a harsh sentence? Wellll... the judge ruled that they owe the Italian government over 40 million Euros—that's around $53 million US. Clearly it wasn't like they were fudging expensed lunches on their return or stuffing dollars from the D&G outpost stores into their mattress (unless they're living on that XXL Kenzo Sofitel jammer, in which case, holler!). It's a complex ruling in which the storied designers and their company were found to have not reported earnings from a D&G offshoot based in Luxembourg, which prosecutor Laura Pedio said, "It was a very elaborate (use of an offshore company) that appeared legal, but was illegal," according to CNN. "Their attorney, Massimo Dinoia, plans to appeal the charges, saying that "Dolce and Gabbana will not go to jail now or ever."

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Janet Jackson's style evolution from 1982 to 2002.
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Happy 47th Birthday Janet Jackson! To consecrate this hallowed occasion, MTV Style commemorates the icon's most legendary style moments.*

As a youngin, Janet Jackson was just the cute baby sister of her superstar brother crew, and her child-style was tethered to their garish-ass '70s costumes. Her showbiz debut was at the age of seven on the stage of the MGM in Vegas, and by nine she was performing on the CBS variety show The Jacksons, dressed in gossamer pants and lamé vests over turtlenecks, cutesy ensembles chosen specifically to match her bros' performative bell bottoms. God bless, but GOOD GOD. Soon enough, she ended up as Penny on Good Times and got to bust loose in clothes that didn't make her look like a tiny genie fresh out the bottle, wearing normal-kid flared '70s collars and dy-no-mite wool plaids and, on one occasion, a ruffle sleeved overall that looks like it inspired the entire Free People line. She was, for a time, America's little sis, and America dressed her like it.

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In case your direct-to-brain-from-Beyhive app is broken: rumor has it that when Queen Beyonce plays Super Bowl XLVII this weekend, there will be a special, super-spectacular, long-awaited, brain-detonating performance by Destiny's Child. Should the internet be correct, and should Destiny's Child indeed reunite, you can basically divine their setlist: after Beyonce does her thing, Kelly and Michelle will emerge to fireworks and new song "Nuclear," then they'll bust off a medley of some of their greatest hits, topped off with "Independent Women Part 1," which they must have performed at 365 awards shows during the Year of Charlie's Angels, anno domini. The real stumper is, after more than six years apart...what will they possibly wear? Since their last show together in 2005, they've all done complete style 180s, each going in the direction of higher fashion for their more frequent solo red carpets. (They have also clearly been freed from the girl-group albatross of wearing matching ensembles, racing forth like wild ponies fleeing a burning forest into the life-sustaining clothing racks of their individual personalities. Hallelu, hallelu.)

Hoping for a crystal ball into their potential Superbowl estilo, we spent hours face-deep in YouTube, scouting some of the most memorable costumes the quartet-ternt-trio ever wore live, and breaking them down with our eagle eyes chronologically here. Bonus shadow-styling courtesy Beyonce's mama Tina Knowles, whose manicured hands were in these ladies' boudoirs long before House of Deréon was birthed into the world.

LIKE A TUPAC COWBOY (2000)

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Destiny's Child.
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Early DC were ardent aficionados of distressed denim, particularly whilst embellished with rhinestones, embroidery, and creative scissor-work—note in this photo, snapped at London's Hyde Park on New Year's Day 2000, Kelly Rowland's victory-V hem is joined by chopped-off beltloops...because waistlines! Who needs 'em! During the Destiny's Child/The Writing's on the Wall eras, circa '98-'00, they were often set on regular-gal vibes, repping rough-and-tumble home state Texas with workwear like this, while staying true to the strong-woman emittances of their music. Abdominals: it ain't no joke. That said, it's surprising to see LaToya Luckett and Michelle Williams wearing such similar jeans-and-tank-top ensembles, because part of the Destiny's Child mystique, of course, was that they always rocked similar fabrics but wildly different silhouettes. Beyonce's 'Pac bandana tank-top thingamajig is bringing back sharply technicolor memories of the early '00s...when people were prone to wearing (and DIY'ing!) bandana tank-top thingamajigs. #neverforget

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RuPaul's finale runway look.
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Sweet mother of RuPaul, we're down to the final episode. This is the ultimate payoff of the investment we've made for weeks, some of us several seasons: the crowning of the redemptive queen who returned to take her rightful place in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. Get us a hankie, we predict blubbering in our future.

Perhaps you missed us last week—we were on the gonzo whirlwind known as #Rihannaplane, where television, time, and internet did not exist, so here's a brief recap of last week's pre-finale. The remaining queens—Chad Michaels, Shannel, Raven and Jujubee—were enlisted to play a game of FISH, Ru's queen version of beloved sixth grade hoops game HORSE. Then she flipped the switch and had her girls dress in good versus evil superhero costumes, the best of which was Chad Michaels in a flame-themed cape and bodysuit as Firecrotch. Raven and Jujubee were forced to lip sync against each other to Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" (ugh!), but the end result was so emotional, complete with Jujubee hyperventilating, that Ru bucked her own rules and kept them both in the competition. Also, Michelle Visage was wearing a necklace in the shape of home state New Jersey and Ru goes, "You put the HO in HOBOKEN!"

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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