VMA Fashion: Back in Black

From Johnny Cash to Bono, AC/DC to Amy Winehouse, it's a well known fact that the world's coolest characters take their clothes like their coffee. Black. Here's a parade of stylish celebs who match their shadows on the vma runway.

Kendrick Lamar keeps it cool and stylish in a black jacket and sneakers on the 2017 red carpet.

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Kendrick Lamar keeps it cool and stylish in a black jacket and sneakers on the 2017 red carpet.

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P!nk and her family stepped out hand in hand with matching three-piece suits on the 2017 VMA red carpet.

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P!nk and her family stepped out hand in hand with matching three-piece suits on the 2017 VMA red carpet.

During the 2017 VMA red carpet, Model Amber Rose traded in her signature platinum hairstyle for a new brunette look while wearing a gorgeous sparkling gown.

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During the 2017 VMA red carpet, Model Amber Rose traded in her signature platinum hairstyle for a new brunette look while wearing a gorgeous sparkling gown.

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‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown looked all grown up with sleek hair and a chic black dress that showed off her amazing fashion sense on the 2017 VMA red carpet.

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‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown looked all grown up with sleek hair and a chic black dress that showed off her amazing fashion sense on the 2017 VMA red carpet.

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On the 2017 VMA red carpet, Demi Lovato paired a sheer lace top with sequin harem pants for a look that screams glam.

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On the 2017 VMA red carpet, Demi Lovato paired a sheer lace top with sequin harem pants for a look that screams glam.

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Amber Rose bares some skin in an all black mensware-inspired ensemble on the 2016 VMA red carpet.

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Amber Rose bares some skin in an all black mensware-inspired ensemble on the 2016 VMA red carpet.

“We Don’t Mind” rapper Kent Jones's casual all black look on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

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“We Don’t Mind” rapper Kent Jones's casual all black look on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

Ariana Grande whips her signature ponytail while rocking a playful lace crop top and dress pants on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

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Ariana Grande whips her signature ponytail while rocking a playful lace crop top and dress pants on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

Singer Travis Mills dons black boots paired perfectly with a motorcycle ready leather jacket on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

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Singer Travis Mills dons black boots paired perfectly with a motorcycle ready leather jacket on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

Kim Kardashian’s stunning semi-sheer mini-dress shows off her amazing body on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

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Kim Kardashian’s stunning semi-sheer mini-dress shows off her amazing body on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs looks suave in his all-black look, accented by layered gold chains on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

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Sean “P. Diddy” Combs looks suave in his all-black look, accented by layered gold chains on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

Britney Spears turns heads in her cut-out asymmetrical black dress on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

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Britney Spears turns heads in her cut-out asymmetrical black dress on the 2016 VMA Red Carpet.

Selena Gomez brings her elegant style to the 2015 VMA red carpet in a beautiful long sleeve body forming black dress.

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Selena Gomez brings her elegant style to the 2015 VMA red carpet in a beautiful long sleeve body forming black dress.

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Superstar "it" couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are a matching duo in all black from head to toe on the 2015 VMA red carpet.

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Superstar "it" couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are a matching duo in all black from head to toe on the 2015 VMA red carpet.

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Fashionista Rita Ora is never one to be outdone on the red carpet. Her super sexy black strappy top and feathered bottom dress were a head turner at the 2015 Video Music Awards.

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Fashionista Rita Ora is never one to be outdone on the red carpet. Her super sexy black strappy top and feathered bottom dress were a head turner at the 2015 Video Music Awards.

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The matriarch of the Kardashian klan, Kris Jenner kept it classy with an effortless black gown on the 2015 VMAs red carpet.

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The matriarch of the Kardashian klan, Kris Jenner kept it classy with an effortless black gown on the 2015 VMAs red carpet.

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During the 2015 Video Music Awards red carpet, Ciara rocked a gorgeous black tasseled dress with matching heels. Can you say hawt?!

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During the 2015 Video Music Awards red carpet, Ciara rocked a gorgeous black tasseled dress with matching heels. Can you say hawt?!

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There's nothing better than two well-dressed men! Fall Out Boy members Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz stole the 2015 VMA red carpet in their simple yet rockin' ensembles.

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There's nothing better than two well-dressed men! Fall Out Boy members Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz stole the 2015 VMA red carpet in their simple yet rockin' ensembles.

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Brit singer/songwriter FKA Twigs wowed on the 2015 VMA red carpet donning a see-through black gown.

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Brit singer/songwriter FKA Twigs wowed on the 2015 VMA red carpet donning a see-through black gown.

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Queen Bey is flawless on the 2014 VMA red carpet in a black, body hugging, lace gown.

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Queen Bey is flawless on the 2014 VMA red carpet in a black, body hugging, lace gown.

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Miley Cyrus rocks the 2014 VMA red carpet in fierce black leather pants coupled with a matching bandeau top.

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Miley Cyrus rocks the 2014 VMA red carpet in fierce black leather pants coupled with a matching bandeau top.

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Ariana Grande arrives on the 2014 red carpet in a skin-tight black leather dress paired with over-the-knee matching boots.

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Ariana Grande arrives on the 2014 red carpet in a skin-tight black leather dress paired with over-the-knee matching boots.

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Ed Sheeran brings his casual-cool style to the 2014 VMA red carpet in a chill all-black 'fit.

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Ed Sheeran brings his casual-cool style to the 2014 VMA red carpet in a chill all-black 'fit.

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Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner keep color coordination in the family as they stun in all-black ensembles on the 2014 VMA red carpet.

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Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner keep color coordination in the family as they stun in all-black ensembles on the 2014 VMA red carpet.

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Chanel Iman is runway ready for the 2014 VMA red carpet, modelling a heavy black leather Balmain frock.

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Chanel Iman is runway ready for the 2014 VMA red carpet, modelling a heavy black leather Balmain frock.

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At the 2014 VMAs, Becky G wows the red carpet in a black-as-night two-piece showing off tons of studs, sheer and a whole lot of skin.

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At the 2014 VMAs, Becky G wows the red carpet in a black-as-night two-piece showing off tons of studs, sheer and a whole lot of skin.

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Despite the California sun, Dylan O'Brien looks cool in dark threads and matching sunnies on the 2014 VMA red carpet.

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Despite the California sun, Dylan O'Brien looks cool in dark threads and matching sunnies on the 2014 VMA red carpet.

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Lady Gaga always brings the wow factor on the red carpet. At the 2013 VMAs, she goes goth glam in a dashing black Prabal Gurung dress.

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Lady Gaga always brings the wow factor on the red carpet. At the 2013 VMAs, she goes goth glam in a dashing black Prabal Gurung dress.

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Miley Cyrus brings a playful twist to the 2013 VMA red carpet in a bejeweled black crop top with matching leggings.

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Miley Cyrus brings a playful twist to the 2013 VMA red carpet in a bejeweled black crop top with matching leggings.

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The boys of One Direction keep their look coordinated yet individual in ultra-hip black ensembles on the 2013 VMAs red carpet.

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The boys of One Direction keep their look coordinated yet individual in ultra-hip black ensembles on the 2013 VMAs red carpet.

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In all black everything, Drake couldn't walk the 2013 VMAs red carpet without reminding everyone of his new album, 'Nothing Was The Same.'

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In all black everything, Drake couldn't walk the 2013 VMAs red carpet without reminding everyone of his new album, 'Nothing Was The Same.'

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Nothing's sweeter than seeing sweethearts Big Sean and Naya Riviera cuddled up and matching in all black on the 2013 VMAs red carpet.

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Nothing's sweeter than seeing sweethearts Big Sean and Naya Riviera cuddled up and matching in all black on the 2013 VMAs red carpet.

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Daft Punk knows how to make all black look all good. From their heads to their toes, they dazzle and shine in dark hues on the 2013 VMAs red carpet.

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Daft Punk knows how to make all black look all good. From their heads to their toes, they dazzle and shine in dark hues on the 2013 VMAs red carpet.

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Newbie Austin Mahone wows the 2013 VMAs red carpet in a dapper all black ensemble.

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Newbie Austin Mahone wows the 2013 VMAs red carpet in a dapper all black ensemble.

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The rockers of Thirty Seconds To Mars keep it cool and casual in dark tones for the 2013 VMA red carpet.

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The rockers of Thirty Seconds To Mars keep it cool and casual in dark tones for the 2013 VMA red carpet.

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Legends T-Boz and Chilli of TLC step out on the 2013 VMA red carpet looking fresher than ever in matching black 'fits.

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Legends T-Boz and Chilli of TLC step out on the 2013 VMA red carpet looking fresher than ever in matching black 'fits.

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi stuns on the 2013 VMA red carpet in a glamorous black dress decked out in sparkles.

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi stuns on the 2013 VMA red carpet in a glamorous black dress decked out in sparkles.

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Double vision! Twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo steal the show in exquisite black gowns on the 2013 VMA red carpet.

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Double vision! Twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo steal the show in exquisite black gowns on the 2013 VMA red carpet.

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Model Erin Wasson leaves very little to the imagination in a sheer black number on the 2013 VMA red carpet.

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Model Erin Wasson leaves very little to the imagination in a sheer black number on the 2013 VMA red carpet.

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Miley Cyrus debuts her new 'do and banging bod in a black gown with sheer detailing n the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Miley Cyrus debuts her new 'do and banging bod in a black gown with sheer detailing n the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Wiz and Amber bare their baby bump in monochromatic fashion with a murdered-out ensemble on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Wiz and Amber bare their baby bump in monochromatic fashion with a murdered-out ensemble on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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The Wanted keeps their look coordinated in gray scale hues on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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The Wanted keeps their look coordinated in gray scale hues on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Ke$ha keeps it classy in a black, long-sleeved mini-dress complete with flirty flower embellishments on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Ke$ha keeps it classy in a black, long-sleeved mini-dress complete with flirty flower embellishments on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Demi struts from concert to carpet after performing 'Give Your Heart A Break' at the 2012 VMA Pre-Show.

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Demi struts from concert to carpet after performing 'Give Your Heart A Break' at the 2012 VMA Pre-Show.

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PSY celebrates his signature strut in a snazzy black suit on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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PSY celebrates his signature strut in a snazzy black suit on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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The gents of Green Day keep it casual in dark hues on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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The gents of Green Day keep it casual in dark hues on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Sammi Sweetheart rocks a sparkled, strapless dress on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Sammi Sweetheart rocks a sparkled, strapless dress on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Jessica Szhor is sleek and sophisticated in black fitted tank and flowing skirt on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Jessica Szhor is sleek and sophisticated in black fitted tank and flowing skirt on the 2012 VMA red carpet.

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Even with a broken foot, Jessie J knows how to bring the fierceness! Here, the singer rocks a shimmering black body suit with jewels that stretch all the way down to her boot on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Even with a broken foot, Jessie J knows how to bring the fierceness! Here, the singer rocks a shimmering black body suit with jewels that stretch all the way down to her boot on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Selena Gomez steals the show in a sexy and sophisticated black dress with layered lace cut outs and a dramatic train on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Selena Gomez steals the show in a sexy and sophisticated black dress with layered lace cut outs and a dramatic train on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Britney Spears rocks head-to-toe black in a playful black romper with sequined stripes and scalloped edges at the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Britney Spears rocks head-to-toe black in a playful black romper with sequined stripes and scalloped edges at the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Adele looks elegant in a simple black cocktail dress, spiced up with geometric bib detailing on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Adele looks elegant in a simple black cocktail dress, spiced up with geometric bib detailing on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Rapper Pitbull puts black-on-black-on-black with his sophisticated suit, shoes, and sunglasses on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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Rapper Pitbull puts black-on-black-on-black with his sophisticated suit, shoes, and sunglasses on the 2011 VMA red carpet.

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The members of 30 Seconds To Mars seem to have a similar kind of style on the 2011 VMA red carpet. Black sunglasses, black skinnies, black shoes... and you've got yourself a matching band!

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The members of 30 Seconds To Mars seem to have a similar kind of style on the 2011 VMA red carpet. Black sunglasses, black skinnies, black shoes... and you've got yourself a matching band!

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R&B legend Usher shows his protogégé Justin Bieber how to wow on the 2010 VMA red carpet: all black everything.

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R&B legend Usher shows his protogégé Justin Bieber how to wow on the 2010 VMA red carpet: all black everything.

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Superstar comedienne Emma Stone goes punk rock pretty in a black leather mini dress and studded pumps at the 2010 VMAs.

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Superstar comedienne Emma Stone goes punk rock pretty in a black leather mini dress and studded pumps at the 2010 VMAs.

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Actor-turned-rapper Drake keeps it cool in a chic and simple black suit and smoking shoes at the 2010 VMAs.

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Actor-turned-rapper Drake keeps it cool in a chic and simple black suit and smoking shoes at the 2010 VMAs.

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Ke$ha lets her wild side run free in a black mini dress (made from a trash bag!) with a fur-lined collar at the 2010 VMAs.

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Ke$ha lets her wild side run free in a black mini dress (made from a trash bag!) with a fur-lined collar at the 2010 VMAs.

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Jenni "JWOWW" Farley ditches her usual beachwear for a body-hugging black mini that shows off the tan in her GTL routine at the 2010 VMAs.

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Jenni "JWOWW" Farley ditches her usual beachwear for a body-hugging black mini that shows off the tan in her GTL routine at the 2010 VMAs.

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Model Coco Rocha looks statuesque in a stunning gown, dripping with black chiffon at the 2010 VMAs.

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Model Coco Rocha looks statuesque in a stunning gown, dripping with black chiffon at the 2010 VMAs.

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'Glee' star Amber Riley rocks an outfit that is the perfect blend of femininity and toughness: an embellished black mini dress and hard core moto boots at the 2010 VMAs.

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'Glee' star Amber Riley rocks an outfit that is the perfect blend of femininity and toughness: an embellished black mini dress and hard core moto boots at the 2010 VMAs.

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Lady Gaga would never allow black to be boring! Her corset dress, feathers, and hat keep the monotone ensemble super interesting at the 2009 VMAs.

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Lady Gaga would never allow black to be boring! Her corset dress, feathers, and hat keep the monotone ensemble super interesting at the 2009 VMAs.

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Alicia Keys knows that you can never go wrong with a little black dress on the 2009 VMA red carpet - especially if it has a little sparkle.

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Alicia Keys knows that you can never go wrong with a little black dress on the 2009 VMA red carpet - especially if it has a little sparkle.

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Madonna is super sophisticated at the 2009 VMAs in a simple black wrap dress that is modest for the boisterous Queen of Pop.

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Madonna is super sophisticated at the 2009 VMAs in a simple black wrap dress that is modest for the boisterous Queen of Pop.

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A very glamorous Christina Aguilera goes glam with thick black eyeliner and a sparkling black gown at the 2008 VMAs.

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A very glamorous Christina Aguilera goes glam with thick black eyeliner and a sparkling black gown at the 2008 VMAs.

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Miley Cyrus recaptures her good-girl reputation on behalf of her Hannah Montana fans, in a sparkly, flouncy, age-appropriate dress at the 2008 VMAs.

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Miley Cyrus recaptures her good-girl reputation on behalf of her Hannah Montana fans, in a sparkly, flouncy, age-appropriate dress at the 2008 VMAs.

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The Montag sisters still dazzle the crowd on the red carpet, even in their dark duds at the 2008 VMAs.

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The Montag sisters still dazzle the crowd on the red carpet, even in their dark duds at the 2008 VMAs.

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Stephanie Pratt looks sophisticated and spicy in her itsy bitsy black cocktail dress and red handbag at the 2008 VMAs.

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Stephanie Pratt looks sophisticated and spicy in her itsy bitsy black cocktail dress and red handbag at the 2008 VMAs.

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Nicky Hilton sports a slim, zippered, lacy number with peek-a-boo cut-outs at the 2008 VMAs. Paris who?

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Nicky Hilton sports a slim, zippered, lacy number with peek-a-boo cut-outs at the 2008 VMAs. Paris who?

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Kid Rock looks every part the dark cowboy in his all-black Western-inspired pieces at the 2008 VMAs.

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Kid Rock looks every part the dark cowboy in his all-black Western-inspired pieces at the 2008 VMAs.

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Sporting various combinations of black-on-black, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman show that being in Fall Out Boy has its fashionable advantages at the 2007 VMAs.

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Sporting various combinations of black-on-black, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman show that being in Fall Out Boy has its fashionable advantages at the 2007 VMAs.

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Alicia Keys offsets her hip-hugging little black dress with always-in-style berry-red lipstick, bright cat eyes, and out-to-there lashes at the 2007 VMAs.

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Alicia Keys offsets her hip-hugging little black dress with always-in-style berry-red lipstick, bright cat eyes, and out-to-there lashes at the 2007 VMAs.

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Rawkers Foo Fighters ditch the glitz and glam for an effortless black ensemble at the 2007 VMAs.

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Rawkers Foo Fighters ditch the glitz and glam for an effortless black ensemble at the 2007 VMAs.

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There are few more stylish and sexy lyricists at the 2007 MTV VMAs in Las Vegas than the uncommonly fashionable Common.

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There are few more stylish and sexy lyricists at the 2007 MTV VMAs in Las Vegas than the uncommonly fashionable Common.

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The Taking Back Sunday studs sport black on black for added class at the 2006 VMAs. Those sunglasses are a nice touch, too.

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The Taking Back Sunday studs sport black on black for added class at the 2006 VMAs. Those sunglasses are a nice touch, too.

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Mainstream rock's resident goth girl, Amy Lee of Evanescence, attends the 2006 VMAs wearing what else but head-to-toe black.

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Mainstream rock's resident goth girl, Amy Lee of Evanescence, attends the 2006 VMAs wearing what else but head-to-toe black.

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She's not just some stupid girl! Pink glams it up, arriving at the 2006 VMAs in a stylish black pantsuit.

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She's not just some stupid girl! Pink glams it up, arriving at the 2006 VMAs in a stylish black pantsuit.

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Shakira turns a floor-length gothic black gown downright cheery with her rosy smile at the 2006 VMAs.

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Shakira turns a floor-length gothic black gown downright cheery with her rosy smile at the 2006 VMAs.

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Jack White takes a break from red and white as he joins fellow black-clad Raconteurs Patrick Keeler, Little Jack Lawrence and Brendan Benson at the 2006 VMAs.

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Jack White takes a break from red and white as he joins fellow black-clad Raconteurs Patrick Keeler, Little Jack Lawrence and Brendan Benson at the 2006 VMAs.

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Welcome to the Black Parade!  The guys from My Chemical Romance rock their snazzy black suits at the 2005 VMAs.

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Welcome to the Black Parade! The guys from My Chemical Romance rock their snazzy black suits at the 2005 VMAs.

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Classic! Jessica Alba proves that you can never go wrong with a little black dress at the 2005 VMAs. Or is it that you can never go wrong with Jessica Alba?

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Classic! Jessica Alba proves that you can never go wrong with a little black dress at the 2005 VMAs. Or is it that you can never go wrong with Jessica Alba?

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Rapper Omarion sets off his bling with a classy backdrop of classic black at the 2005 VMAs. Look at him shine!

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Rapper Omarion sets off his bling with a classy backdrop of classic black at the 2005 VMAs. Look at him shine!

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Ciara's sexy smile keeps her heavy black dress and oversized silver and gold cross from looking too "nun-chic" at the 2005 VMAs.

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Ciara's sexy smile keeps her heavy black dress and oversized silver and gold cross from looking too "nun-chic" at the 2005 VMAs.

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Bra straps are in! Well...technically they're out...but anyway! Hilary Duff gives us a peek of her own on the 2004 VMA red carpet.

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Bra straps are in! Well...technically they're out...but anyway! Hilary Duff gives us a peek of her own on the 2004 VMA red carpet.

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Dressed in matching black, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs arrive to the 2004 VMAs in style.

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Dressed in matching black, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs arrive to the 2004 VMAs in style.

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Should we have expected more color from the darkest guy in the music biz? Probably not. Marilyn Manson always rocks the dark suit so well, especially at the 2004 VMAs.

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Should we have expected more color from the darkest guy in the music biz? Probably not. Marilyn Manson always rocks the dark suit so well, especially at the 2004 VMAs.

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Kelly Clarkson looks stunning in black velvet, black silk, and smokey black eyeliner at the 2003 VMAs.

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Kelly Clarkson looks stunning in black velvet, black silk, and smokey black eyeliner at the 2003 VMAs.

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Nothing will ever be "the new black" as Jennifer Lopez proves on the 2002 VMA red carpet.

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Nothing will ever be "the new black" as Jennifer Lopez proves on the 2002 VMA red carpet.

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Justin Timberlake definitely brought sexy back in all black at the 2002 VMAs.

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Justin Timberlake definitely brought sexy back in all black at the 2002 VMAs.

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The Hives have found an ingenious way of remembering their own name at the 2002 VMas. Now if only they could find a mirror...

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The Hives have found an ingenious way of remembering their own name at the 2002 VMas. Now if only they could find a mirror...

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Only two months before his death, hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay appears with Run DMC in matching black leather at the 2002 VMAs.

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Only two months before his death, hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay appears with Run DMC in matching black leather at the 2002 VMAs.

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Milla Jovovich adds a regal flair to her simple black ensemble with some serious neck jewels at the 2000 VMAs.

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Milla Jovovich adds a regal flair to her simple black ensemble with some serious neck jewels at the 2000 VMAs.

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