Kanye West and Julia Fox made their red carpet debut as a couple at Paris Men’s Fashion Week on January 23, People reports. The couple both sported all-denim ensembles with matching black gloves. While the couple’s carefully coordinated jean looks are getting attention, West and Fox may not have anticipated getting compared to another famous couple: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. The former pop power couple famously shut down the 2001 American Music Awards red carpet when Spears wore a denim gown alongside Timberlake, who sported a Canadian tuxedo with a matching denim cowboy hat, per People.
The Y2K fashion moment was one for the history books and fans were quick to draw comparisons to West and his new fling’s latest appearance. “Britney and Justin walked so Ye and Julia could run,” one Twitter user asserted. Another user argued West and Fox could not outdo the original denim king and queen, tweeting, “Justin and Britney did it better.”
This isn’t the first time the rapper has drawn inspiration from the Princess of Pop. West paid tribute to Spears when he donned a choppy buzz cut in 2021 similar to that of Spears when she notoriously shaved her head in 2007. “The phobia of mental health, that’s why I did this haircut,” West said on the “Drink Champs” podcast, per the Daily Mail. “At first, I called it the Britney. Now they can call it the Ye.”