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Here's What The Grammys Red Carpet Looked Like 20 Years Ago

As the 2017 Grammys approach, let us look back on a simpler time: the 1997 Grammys.

The red carpet seemed to be less of a big deal. In fact, the carpet wasn't even red, but navy blue. And while the vibe may have become a bit more formal since then, many trends have cycled back: Sheer dresses, velvet chokers, and, um, Hillary Clinton were all in abundance at the event. Take a look for yourself.

  • Gwen Stefani and Fiona Apple

    This was a simpler time, when you could show up to awards shows in glorified satin pajamas.

  • Celine Dion

    Celine rocked this look long before Kim K. was showing up to events with exposed undergarments.

  • Sheryl Crow

    Clearly completely sheer dresses were trending. Look at that peek of leopard!

  • Tyra Banks

    This is, like, beyond a spaghetti strap. It's an angel hair strap.

  • Toni Braxton

    If she wore this sporty yet elegant sheer panel dress in 2017, she'd make it on every Best Dressed List for sure.

  • Brandy and Toni Braxton

    Did Toni travel to the future, order this dress from Nasty Gal, and then take it back in time?

  • Ellen Degeneres and Beck

    Based on Ellen's beanie and glasses combo, we can conclude that this was a much chiller time.

  • Aretha Franklin

    This is a level of red carpet cozy that could give Rihanna a run for her money.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Did you know then-First Lady Hillary Clinton has a Grammy?! She won "Best Spoken Word Album" for the audiobook of It Takes A Village. And she wore a gown with a lace cropped turtleneck.