Even though this year will be the 20-year milestone since this event took place, for almost everyone on this planet, it was an unforgettable day and will be remembered for days to come.
This event features Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and denim! Yes, we are talking about the infamous 28th Annual American Music Awards on January 8, 2001, where both Spears and Timberlake appeared in matching head-to-toe denim outfits. More specifically, Spears in a strapless jean dress and Timberlake in a jean tuxedo topped off with a jean cowboy hat. It creates quite an image, doesn’t it?
Britney is a star and famous all around the world, no matter the boundaries. Her relationship with Justin Timberlake is famous for the same reasons.
The moment described above was unforgettable for the fans as for Justin Timberlake himself. Because after all, this is the age of the internet and it won’t let anyone forget anything. While his career is admittedly filled with many iconic moments, this one stands out.
Timberlake was part of the Hollywood Reporter’s Songwriters Roundtable on February 1, along with John Legend. Discussing his career, Legend could not hold back on commenting on Timberlake’s look during the fated Awards show. “Denim on denim on denim on denim.” To which Justin simply replied, “Thanks, John. Uh, no, the internet won’t allow me to forget them. So, it’s all good.”
The look even inspired Katy Perry and Riff Raff, who recreated it when in attendance for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
It looks like the internet won’t let them forget this moment, and even they reminisce about it sometimes as a bittersweet moment. This is a gift that will be kept alive for more years to come.