PHOTOS: 20 Iconic MTV VMA Fashion Statements From Years Past

Sunday is the MTV Video Music Awards! And yeah, sure it’s impossible not to be nostalgic for times when Courtney Love threw the contents of her handbag at Madonna or Eminem had microphone-amplified beef with Moby. Especially when the only real beef we get now days comes draped over Lady Gaga, and we already know she’s going naked this year.

But therein lies the continuing beauty of the VMAs – the fashion. Oh God, the fashion. Even though we’re over the age of 12 and like to believe we have refined musical tastes, we’ll still be glued to the TV to see what N*SYNC Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg Lion, Beyoncé, One Direction and Selena Gomez are all wearing.

To whet your appetite, look back at these 20 iconic, amazing and amazingly bad fashion statements (you can’t call all these things outfits) from decades past. Whether or not MTV is still relevant is kinda beside the point.

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