Thirty years ago on August 1, 1981, MTV launched with "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles and changed the face of the music industry. No longer limited to performances, artists could reach an entire nation (and eventually entire continents) in just a few short minutes. While the channel has changed dramatically -- VJ's and "Total Request Live" replaced by "The Real World" and Snooki -- one thing remains the same, music videos are still platforms for pushing the fashion envelope.

Below, we have selected the most influential music videos, fashion-wise. From Michael Jackson's famed red jacket in "Thriller", to Britney Spears' Lolita-like school girl getup, each of these videos prove that music and fashion go together in perfect harmony.

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