Amber Rose Channels Late-'90s Rose McGowan at VMAs

Until now, Rose McGowan has been the reigning queen of the (admittedly uncontested) naked-save-a-few-strategically-placed-chains department at the annual Video Music Awards.

What? You say you never heard of this particular fashion statement? The actress debuted this look all the way back in 1998, when she paraded her assets barely covered with chainmail on the red carpet with then-beau, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson.

[Photos: Barely-There VMAs Outfits of Past Years]

At the time it drew quite a bit of attention and raised more than a few eyebrows; it hasn't been repeated to date  understandably, as it's kind of a difficult fashion statement to pull off. However, it seems there's a new contenter for the title.

[Photos: 2014 VMA Red Carpet Arrivals]

Model/actress Amber Rose, a.k.a. Wiz Khalifa’s better half, channeled this, er, classic look Sunday evening at the 2014 VMAs. However, Rose (perhaps deferring to her fairly new role as mom to 1-year-old son Sebastian) did put her own slightly demure twist on the outfit. Whereas McGowan's outfit featured a thong  and therefore all of her derriere — Rose chose to give her own behind a bit more coverage in between the chains.

Which glam (or shall we say brave) girl wore the revealing look best? We'll leave it up to you.

The 2014 Video Music Awards were aired Aug. 24 from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.