Today should be declared a national holiday because it's *NSYNC's 20th anniversary and it's about time that we celebrate one of the biggest boy bands in music history. In honor of the day that Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass formed, let's take a look at some of *NSYNC's most memorable fashion from the last 20 years. There are enough bedazzled jean jackets, rhinestone bandanas, and multi-colored leather pants to make you feel nostalgic for early 2000s fashion trends that will make you want to dust off those No Strings Attached and Celebrity CDs, and throw one hell of an *NSYNC party this weekend.
"Twenty years ago today... WOW! Can you believe it?" the group posted on Twitter. "Thank you for all the wonderful posts today. We love you all, our fans are the greatest." The group briefly reunited at the 2013 MTV VMAs during Timberlake's Video Vanguard Award performance, but the world is still waiting for an *NSYNC reunion album or tour.
Even though the quintet released perfect bubblegum pop music and had awesome choreography in their music videos, the guys also delivered with their fashion. *NSYNC always looked coordinated during their performances, music videos, and red carpet appearances, but each outfit still showed each member's personality.
"We’re all brothers and we will be brothers the rest of our lives," Bass told Entertainment Weekly . "It’s so funny to see everyone grown up now... It’s so crazy cause I still look at them as teenagers. We still have not grown up." To celebrate *NSYNC's 20th anniversary, here are two decades worth of amazing outfits from the band:
The Fab Five
The group's 2013 VMAs reunion was short lived, but they still looked dapper in black and white.
*NSYNC was a hit in Germany before they took the U.S. by storm and their video for "I Want You Back" shows the European influence on their early fashion sense.
The guys channeled comic book superheroes while performing "Dirty Pop" at the 2001 VMAs.
The boy band army.
Prints of Pop
They're a little bit pop and a little bit rock-n-roll.
Not as iconic as Britney and Justin in matching denim, but it's a nice effort.
Dressed like Billboard chart MVPs.
So. Much. Gel.
The Dark Ages
*NSYNC cleaned up nicely in all-black for the Grammys.
Super Bowl Style
The guys joined Aerosmith in one of the most talked about Super Bowl halftime shows of all time.
Casual wear, *NSYNC style.
So many outfit changes during the "Dirty Pop" interlude.
It's no accident that JT's wearing something totally different from everyone else.
All Suited Up
Did Chris Kirkpatrick miss the memo about the event's dress code?
Not much happening here, but Express for Men's sales probably went up around the time this photo was taken.
Born in the U.S.A.
Red, white, and blue represent.
50 Shades of Gray
One for every MTV Moonman they won throughout their career.
JT again stood out in the "Bye, Bye, Bye" music video.
Check out those necklaces.
Suit & Tie & Leather
Their outfits are totally mixing business with pleasure.
We want you back, *NSYNC. Happy 20th Anniversary!
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