Paloma Elsesser Wore Aaliyah's Famous Roberto Cavalli Gown From the 2000 MTV VMAs

Paloma Elsesser is taking us back to 2000 with her vintage animal-print Roberto Cavalli gown. If you were an Aaliyah fan, you would've quickly noticed that the dress Paloma was wearing was actually what the singer famously wore to the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards! If you need a little reminding, the Cavalli number featured super thin straps and had an asymmetrical hemline. Most importantly, it came in a yellow and black tiger print and even had a fuzzy trim along the hem of the gown. It looks like Paloma wore the dress to a wedding because she captioned the photo, "thee dress for thee wedding <3 love u 5ever more."

Clearly, we're not the only ones who fell in love with Paloma re-creating Aaliyah's look because some of her famous model friends chimed in in the comment section. Her pal Gigi Hadid wrote "PERFECT!" on the photo, while Emily Ratajkowski commented, "Wow 😍" TBH, they're not wrong at all because Paloma looked incredible in the archival piece. Keep reading to see how Paloma styled the look in 2021. Then, take a look back at the late singer Aaliyah rocking the look back in 2000.

Paloma Elsesser Wearing the Roberto Cavalli Dress in 2021

Aaliyah Wearing the Roberto Cavalli Dress in 2000
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Aaliyah Wearing the Roberto Cavalli Dress in 2000

Making a statement in an animal-print Roberto Cavalli gown at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.