45 Pics From The 2002 Vanity Fair After-Party

A much-needed timeline cleanse.

I stumbled across pictures from the 2002 Vanity Fair Oscar after-party that I found very entertaining, so I thought I’d share them with you.

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First, foremost, and most importantly, the Olsen twins were there.

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I just want them back in the public eye (but I respect their choice not to :/).

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Brittany Murphy was there.

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She was absolutely living her best life.

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Before Amy Schumer had to issue an apology to Kirsten Dunst because the world is dumb, Naomi Watts and Kirsten Dunst posed for a simple pic.

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Glenn Close had plenty of room for her four arms.

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Legendary early 2000s “I’m Outta Love” singer, Anastacia, dressed in every single early ’00s trend.

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Icon. Legend. Never the same.

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This was back when Jewel was dating that cowboy Ty Murray.

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They even gave a post-Spice Girls Geri Halliwell an invite.

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Gwyneth was wearing *the dress*.

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And no, I’m not talking about the J Lo one.

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Sandra Bullock looked delighted to be there.

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Juliette Lewis was wearing the peak of 2002 fashion: an oversized Avril Lavigne-inspired tie.

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Jennifer Lopez was married to Cris Judd.

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Reese and Ryan were there, too.

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We got this great picture of Reese and Ryan under a heat lamp with Gwyneth behind them doing something threatening.

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Josh Hartnett was the token “hottie*.”

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*I say “hottie” because it’s a very, very early 2000s word.

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Alan Hamel and Suzanne Somers swapped spit.

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Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom were just, like, hot.

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21.

David Schwimmer told someone to simmer down.

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Samuel L. Jackson was beaming.

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Jay-Z and Russell Simmons showed up in jeans, which honestly, very good move.

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People who have been on the moon were invited.

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That’s Buzz and Lois Aldrin.

25.

Scott Foley and Jennifer Garner were still married.

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26.

Brad Pitt wore some tinted sunglasses.

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Alan Cumming wore a white suit.

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Tom Hanks was there with Rita Wilson being cute because that’s what they do.

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Tom was havin’ a ball!

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Oprah was in attendance.

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She was giving classic Oprah-isms.

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32.

Diana Ross seemed to be having fun.

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The one and only Janet Jackson and her 47 abs were there.

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34.

Selma Blair, Christina Applegate, and Cameron Diaz were giving me Charlie’s Angels.

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35.

Ben Stiller looked “spunky.”

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Sidney Poitier had a casual laugh with Angela Bassett and his Academy Award.

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Rosario Dawson and Tara Reid gave us a high school yearbook “best buds” worthy picture.

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Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson was there solo.

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39.

Naomi Campbell and Diddy went together.

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40.

Joaquin Phoenix showed up in sneakers.

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41.

My girl Nicole looked every bit stunning.

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42.

Hugh Grant looked handsome.

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43.

Joan Collins boogied down.

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Uma Thurman was there with then-husband Ethan Hawke.

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And last but not least, perennial early 2000s BuzzFeed picture post favorite, Leelee Sobieski, was there.

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