In 1998, Charmed star Rose McGowan made headlines when she wore a naked dress to the VMAs. She said that it was a ‘political statement’ after her alleged assault by Harvey Weinstein.

Well, Megan Fox recreated the 1998 look with a sheer Mugler dress at the 2021 VMAs.

But who wore it best?

Rose McGowan’s naked VMA dress

Actress and activist, Rose McGowan wore a black thong and beaded dress to the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards which created a media storm and also set the stage for Rihanna’s Swarovski crystal CFDA outfit in 2014.

But McGowan has now revealed that she wore the dress to send a message. She explained that it was the first dress she wore after she was attacked by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

McGowan also writes about the dress in her memoir ‘Brave’ where she says that it was “a reclamation of my own body after my assault”.

In 1999, McGowan was interviewed about the dress and revealed that she actually had a 103-degree fever so she was slightly delirious. She explained she wanted to ’cause an entrance, cause a scene’ but the dress was sent to her the night before which was when she realised that the dress was more revealing than she thought.

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Megan Fox’s sheer dress

Nothing quite gets the Internet’s attention like an iconic red carpet look, and Megan Fox did just that by channelling Rose McGowan at the MTV VMAs which she attended with boyfriend, Machine Gun Kelly.

After a week of showing skin all around NYC, the actress said: “Oh, I can top that, honey,” and that is exactly what she did.

Megan Fox arrived at the award show in a completely sheer Thierry Mugler dress, styled by Maeve Reily. She wore a nude corset bra and underneath wore a diamante thong paired with lines of rhinestones adorning the outfit.

She finished the look with a pair of Jimmy Choos with wet, wavy hair. It’s actually quite reminiscent of Kim Kardashian’s 2019 Met Gala look, where she also wore a nude dress designed by Mugler.

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Twitter’s verdict on the VMA outfits

Twitter users were quick to draw comparisons between the two ladies and also their dates.

While another user wrote: “Y’all acting like Megan Fox is the first hot chick to hit the VMA carpet with a weird boyfriend and a sexy dress. @rosemcgowan literally did it 23 years ago and in my opinion did it better”.

One user wrote: “I’m very happy that Megan Fox shamed Rose McGowan at the VMAs on the day that McGowan made a complete idiot of herself”.

Many Twitter users also saw the resemblance between Rose McGowan and Marilyn Manson and Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly.

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