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Rumor has it there was a sudden shift in tectonic plates when Rihanna showed up to the 2014 CFDA Awards with Naomi Campbell on her arm. Two powerhouse women — a virtually naked pop star and a notorious supermodel — together at one of fashion's biggest nights? It was a red-carpet moment for the record books.
But, Rihanna and Naomi Campbell aren't the scariest or most intimidating duo to ever grace a red carpet. Michael Jackson alone was major, but when he arrived with Madonna? You best believe a hush fell over the crowd. Who in the celeb world contrived this appearance — clearly they knew what makes a good photo.
But, these super duos don't just grab headlines. Their powerful presence leaves junior red-carpet reporters (and even some vets) shaking in their boots, stumbling over their words, struggling to remember their questions. Ahead, 15 red-carpet duos that leave us perfectly starstruck. Prepare to be in awe.