katy perry justin timberlake britney spears side by side MTV VMAs 2014: Katy Perry pays tribute to Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears denim outfits

Talk about blast from the past: Katy Perry arrived on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards wearing a patched-up denim dress. Did it look familiar? When her partner in crime for the evening, Riff Raff, got out of the same car wearing a similar denim suit, it was confirmed — they were bringing THE denim outfit back. 

For those who might not remember — Katy and Riff Raff replicated Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ iconic matching denim outfits from the 2001 American Music Awards. It has gone down in history as one of the most tragic wardrobe choices of all time — but it was the early 2000s so we’ve learned to forgive. 
We have to thank Katy and Riff Raff for bringing it back though and bringing that level of awful to a whole new generation of watchers. Cheers, Katy. 
Posted by:Megan Vick