Rose wore a completely see-through black beaded knee-length dress with only a black thong underneath.
The risque dress featured an exposed back with only threads of the beaded material used to cover the Charmed actress’s posterior.
The red carpet look was said to be a statement from Rose as she claimed it was her first public appearance after her alleged sexual assault.
“That was my first public appearance after being sexually assaulted. I was like, ‘Is this what you want?’” McGowan explained in an interview with Dr. Oz.
“I’ve never worn something like that before or since,” the actress said of the dress. “That was a political statement. Of course, there was no Twitter at the time or Instagram, no way to speak for yourself.”
She walked the carpet with her then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson, 54.
The two dated for three and a half years and were engaged, but Rose ended the relationship in 2001 over lifestyle differences.
The 50-year-old said she felt young and free when she dated Manson and used him as a distraction from her own problems.
“Being with [Marilyn Manson] was very instrumental in healing for me at that point, because I wanted to be young and free, and I felt so old,” she told Yahoo! Entertainment.
“I had just been like working, it felt like, for so long and I’ve done like five movies in a row, and then the bad thing happened. And after that, I just wanted to run away with the circus and just feel free and have fun. And also because people are like sending him death threats all the time and all that – it was more about me protecting him. I could focus on him, instead of dealing with my own stuff.”
A year later, rapper Lil’ Kim, 49, shocked MTV viewers when she appeared at the award show wearing a revealing purple jumpsuit.
The jumpsuit, which featured a seashell design, strapped over the Crush on You artist’s right shoulder and crossed over the middle of her chest leaving her left breast exposed.
The Junior M.A.F.I.A. member covered her exposed breast with a seashell nipple pastie.
During the award show, Lil’ Kim took to the stage with fellow artists Mary J. Blige and Diana Ross to present VMA for Best Hip-Hop Video.
After greeting Mary J., the Why Do Fools Fall In Love singer turned to Kim and cupped her nearly bare breast before proceeding to give the rapper a hug.
When asked about the interaction for a recent XXL cover story, Lil’ Kim revealed: “I think when Diana Ross touched my boob. That was everything.”
Miley Cyrus, 30, showed off a number of sexy and eccentric looks when she hosted the 2015 VMAs.
One eye-catching look was the eyeball bikini Miley wore that perfectly complimented the lip-shaped skirt she paired it with.
The Flowers singer also sported a white cut-out dress that featured circular cutouts on both hips and one on her stomach that showed off her washboard abs.
Miley was seen in a colored dots dress that featured strategically placed dots that covered her, overwise, nude body.
She paired the clear dress with bright, white go-go boots and custom white sunglasses.
Wrecking Ball artist donned a pink micro bikini with matching pink pants and hair extensions during another part of the show.
Miley also wore a couple of one-pieces during her time as host.
One was a revealing, sparkling silver one-piece bodysuit while the other was a large, rainbow-themed rectangle.
The actress walked the red carpet in a gold suspender-like top, a chandelier-inspired skirt, and matching gold knee-high boots.
Miley stole the show in a rainbow-colored, flamenco-inspired jumpsuit that featured removable sleeves that were made up of flowers.