If you did a deep dive back into the many celebrity red carpet moments of the early 2000s, you’ll be reminded that it was a wild time on that magical crimson carpet. Given the Y2K revival in fashion, these archival images are more relevant than ever. Looking through these images, it almost feels like some of them could’ve been taken in 2022. Hot pink, low-rise waistlines, and micro-mini hemlines abound, but there are also timeless gowns that would be on the best-dressed lists for this year’s Oscars ceremony.
I dug through hundreds of red carpet images from 2000 to 2010, and while it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just 15 winners, I did my very best. Below, see what Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and more were wearing approximately 20 years ago, and shop early 2000s-inspired pieces that meet the moment.