Pamela Anderson
NEW YORK – SEPT 1999: Pamela Anderson poses for a picture with husband Tommy Lee on September 9, 1999 at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. Anderson got her start as a Playboy Playmate before moving on to Labatt’s commercials, a part in Home Improvement, before starring in Baywatch. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)

Before TMZ, and before Kim Kardashian, there was the red swimsuit-striding Pamela Anderson and her Jack-guzzling beau Tommy Lee; a couple known for their fast-paced hedonistic lifestyle and a well-documented penchant for pharmaceuticals.

Even without social media, sartorial history was made in 1999 when Anderson rocked up at the MTV Video Music Awards in an affixation-inducing corset and pink fluffy hat. (It was the blue eyeshadow that set it off for me. Ironically, Kardashian dressed up as Anderson for Halloween a couple of years ago. Just weeks prior, she had ridiculed her older sister Kourtney for looking “like a f***ing clown” with her cobalt eyelids, but alas, there she was in her Anderson-inspired blue-toned glory.)

Pamela Anderson
9/9/1999-New York, NY: Actress Pamela Anderson in the press room at the Metropolitan Opera House for MTV’s Video Music Awards. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Today, Kacey Musgraves arrived at the 2021 MTV VMAs in a purple Valentino couture mini dress and red gloves. Her hat – a Philip Treacy X Pierpaolo Piccioli spring 2018 creation made from dyed feathers – seemed a nod to the peacocking style star Anderson. Did it eclipse the 1999 style moment? Perhaps. In the place of the Baywatch star’s blue eyeshadow, a lavender hue which was achieved by the singer’s makeup artist Moani Lee, who used Pat McGrath Labs. Take a look:

 Kacey Musgraves
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: Kacey Musgraves attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS)
 Kacey Musgraves
US singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves arrives for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, September 12, 2021. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Off the back of the release of her latest album, the 33-year-old country star performed her track “Star-Crossed” at the VMAs this evening. And while we’re speaking about channelling our 90s obsessions, many have likened the singer’s white dress to the 1996 Romeo + Juliet film. The stage inside the Barclay Centre came to light with a flaming heart.

Kacey Musgraves
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)
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