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13 ‘90s-Inspired Met Gala Looks I Can't Stop Thinking About

From animal print to crop tops.

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Rihanna wears a '90s-inspired white outfit at a previous Met Gala.
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In the ‘90s, fashion was all about power suiting, cropped silhouettes, the second coming of punk, and excess nudity — basically, all the trends currently hitting. Celebrities today wear these trends like pros. Ahead, the best ‘90s-inspired Met Gala looks ever.

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2022: Versace took inspo from its 1999 archives for Olivia Rodrigo’s dress. And those butterfly hair clips?! She’s Gen Z, but this look screamed ‘90s baby.
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2013: The ‘90s brought punk to the mainstream, and Miley Cyrus channeled all that energy in this Marc Jacobs look.
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2019: The ‘90s were super camp — and what’s more camp that a hot pink, floor length gown, a platinum wig, and a brick phone?
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2021: Our girl Jennifer Lopez channeled Indiana Jones in a way that no one else could pull off. 10/10.
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2015: There’s nothing like a slip dress to really scream ‘90s. Gigi Hadid made that clear in this red hot Diane von Furstenberg ensemble.
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2017: This sexy catsuit could have been pulled straight from Posh Spice’s closet. Bella Hadid nailed this 1990s look.
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2019: The back of Hailey Bieber’s daring dress revealed the most controversial trend of the ‘90s: the visible thong, giving us Degrassi Manny Santos realness.
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2017: The naked dress thrived in the ‘90s; Kendall Jenner in La Perla shows that the revealing look is here to stay.
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2014: Rihanna hit the Met Gala red carpet wearing a matching white crop top and stretch maxi skirt from Stella McCartney. A crop top? Doesn’t get more ‘90s than that.
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2013: Animal prints were a huge trend of the retro decade. Jennifer Lopez slayed wearing a sheer Michael Kors version at the punk-themed gala.
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2010: Alexa Chung’s feminized version of the tuxedo is giving ‘90s power suit in a big way. Very chic.
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2021: Zoë Kravitz wore a metal mesh Yves Saint Laurent gown with a matching thong. Nothing says “1999” like a statement thong, amiright?!
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2012: Workwear, but make it fashion. Kirsten Dunst takes this Schiaparelli office look straight to red carpet. The shoulder pads? The statement belt? Very Clueless.

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