Katy Perry And Riff Raff Recreate Britney And Justin’s Iconic Double Denim

After promising an impression at the 2014 Video Music Awards, Katy Perry delivered in a big way. Like, in a big fashion way.

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In the oeuvre of “who did it better,” here is a look that made our hearts palpitate, in many confusing ways: Katy Perry and Riff Raff channeling Britney and Justin’s denim-pon-denim-pon-denim-pon-DENIM EXPLOSION from 2001. (It was indeed inspired by that look, as Perry confirmed to Sway swiftly after emerging from a honey-mustard-yellow Lamborghini). See? Katy and Riff totally have the same fashion taste.

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While the time is ripe for early 2000s style resurgence, this is certainly a trend we did not foresee, and yet—we’ve got to appreciate the style risk in a year when red carpets everywhere were virtually barren of them. Britney obviously feels the same way.

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Perry and Riffy’s denim-and-diamonds look is custom Versace “of course,” intoned Perry, and a bit flossier and crystal-encrusted than the original that served as their inspiration. But in these fraught Instagram times, overstated is definitely more. But you know, who did it better? Is this a rhetorical question? Film at 11.

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