10 years can really fly by. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all watching The Hills and listening to “SOS” by Rihanna, some girl we really didn’t know? And yet The Hills just aired its 10-year reunion special. That girl named Rihanna is the 2016 Video Vanguard. We’ve certainly come a long way in TV and music, but most importantly, in fashion. We are better for the decade we’ve lived since the 2006 VMAs red carpet. If you need a reminder, take a look.
Before she was doing trapeze work, Pink won her Moonman in Best Pop Video for “Stupid Girls.”
AUDRINA PATRIDGE AND WHITNEY PORT
The Hills had been on for only three months at this point. Were we ever so young?
Christina whipped out a 1920s glamour girl look during promotion for her album “Back to Basics.”
LAUREN CONRAD AND HEIDI MONTAG
Ten years can destroy a friendship. Remember that.
Before there was Fifth Harmony, there was Danity Kane. Please show some respect.
While she may be a MILF now, Fergie was fresh into her solo career back in 2006, performing “London Bridge” during the pre-show.
Here’s your yearly reminder to listen to “Check On It.”
Ciara’s style evolution is 🙌.
A baby Rihanna was nominated for Best New Artist in a Video for “SOS” but lost to Avenged Sevenfold for their song “Bat Country.” We were on the wrong side of history.
However, we can find some solace that Shakira won the VMA for Best Choreography for “Hips Don’t Lie.”
Justin Timberlake may have brought sexy back during the main show, but this suit is … not great.
Oh, and Queen of Pop Brooke Hogan was there.
It’s no pasty, but we’ll take bedazzled corset any day.
MARC ANTHONY AND JENNIFER LOPEZ
Love has been dead since 2006.
That’s a grade-A hair bump.
Recently divorced Jessica Simpson attended the show solo…
…As did her ex-husband Nick Lachey.
Chrissy Teigen’s husband wore too much white, I’ll say it.
Abigail Breslin was 10. Yes: 10!!!
Long live guyliner.