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Today Aaliyah Dana Houghton would’ve turned 41 years old, and we’re celebrating the One In A Million star by looking back at some of her most fashionable moments.
It’s hard to believe that 19 years ago, the songbird died in an airplane crash that devastated the entire hip-hop community. Since Aaliyah’s untimely death, celebrities have worked overtime to keep her memory alive. Whether they’re paying homage to her with their fashion choices or referencing her in interviews, it’s clear that Aaliyah has made an impact on the hip-hop culture.
A talented singer and dancer, Aaliyah was also a fashion trendsetter. She made baggy pants, a crop top, sunglasses, and a side-part doobie a staple look in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She also knew how to switch it up and give effortless glamour when it came time to hit the red carpet. Aaliyah was a woman who knew how to do both.
On what would’ve been her 41st birthday, we’re highlighting ten times The Princess of R&B gave us fun red carpet looks.
Happy Birthday, Aaliyah! Here Are 10 Times She Gave Us Fun Red Carpet Looks was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
1. AALIYAH AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS, 2001Source:Getty
Aaliyah hit the red carpet of the 2001 MTV Movie Awards in a simple, classic, black slip dress with a high slit.
2. AALIYAH AT THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS, 2000Source:Getty
Aaliyah showed off her abs at the 2000 Teen Choice Awards in a black crop top and black motorcycle-inspired leather pants.
3. AALIYAH AT THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, 2000Source:Getty
Aaliyah looked stunning at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards in a yellow and black slip dress.
4. AALIYAH AT THE “PLANET OF THE APES” New York PREMIERE, 2001Source:Getty
Aaliyah attended the “Planet of the Apes ” New York Premiere in casual white jeans and a cute, semi-sheer colorful top.
5. AALIYAH AT LIFEBEAT’S URBAN AID BENEFIT, 1995Source:Getty
Now, this is a classic Aaliyah we love. The songbird wore a black crop top, baggy jeans, and an oversized white jacket.
6. AALIYAH AT THE 70TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS, 1998Source:Getty
Aaliyah was known to rock classic pieces on the red carpet. Here she was at the 70th Annual Academy Awards clad in a simple, black, hip-hugging dress with a high slit.
7. AALIYAH AT THE MTV 20TH ANNIVERSARY, 2001Source:Getty
Aaliyah attended MTV’s 20th anniversary event in 2001 clad in a black leather halter top and blue denim jeans.
8. AALIYAH AT THE ROMEO MUST DIE PREMIERE, 2000Source:Getty
Aaliyah looked oh so chic in a sheer dress and sequin pants at the premiere of her film, Romeo Must Die.
9. AALIYAH AT THE URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY, 2000Source:Getty
Aaliyah showed some skin at the UrbanWorld Film Festival Launch Party clad in a pink lace-up top, and white pants.
10. Aaliyah at The Others Premiere, 2001Source:Getty
Aaliyah wore a plunging neckline dress with a middle slit showing off her shorts underneath.