Was Beyonce's Met Gala Look Inspired By Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' 1997 VMA Dress?

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Beyonce arrives at "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. 

Beyoncé's Givenchy Met Gala dress was one of the most-talked about outfits from Monday night. But was the former Destiny's Child singer paying homage to another famous girl group?

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Because Twitter is Twitter, someone dug up a photo of TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes at the 1997 VMAs, sporting a sheer, bejeweled confection that's eerily similar to Bey's Gala look. The two are side-by-side below -- coincidence or not? 

Watch Left Eye (along with Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and Da Brat in a gladiator outfit) perform at that the 1997 VMAs below:


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