It's The MTV VJ Style Hall Of Fame: Before There Was Alexa, There Was Downtown Julie Brown

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Before Alexa Chung became an instant MTV style icon, beaming into your living room in Topshop embellished dresses, Chanel ballet flats, Chanel bar jacket-inspired cardigans, Phillip Lim leather shorts, and Marc Jacobs, and Comme des Garcons, to name a few, there were MTV's female forerunners of fashion -- Martha Quinn, the bookish girl next door; Downtown Julie Brown who taught us everything we needed to know about '80s power dressing -- and how to get into Club MTV; grunge grrrl Kennedy, and the always amazingly dressed Karen Duffy. Not to mention Cindy Crawford, who taught us that some models can actually talk.

Check out Refinery29's awesome round-up of the women of MTV and their iconic style. And watch Kennedy in action 1996 when Martin Landeau gets all nasty on her, and watch Martha Quinn interview an adorable Drew Barrymore in 1983.

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