Many artists seize music videos as an opportunity to express themselves in a new medium- fashion. These 7 unforgettable looks attest to each artist’s unique style. When revisiting these music videos, ask yourself how these outfits extend the meanings of each song. In other words, how did fashion elevate the performance? Did this music video predict or start any new trends? How do the clothes highlight the choreography, setting or character? This time around, make the fashion the focus and maybe you’ll appreciate these videos in new ways.
Selena Gomez, Come and Get It
Selena Gomez stands against breathtaking outdoor scenes, yet always holds the viewer’s attention. The styling— from her wind-catching dresses to her voluminous hair to her bold makeup— commands the space around her to really emphasize her confidence and control.
Taylor Swift, Blank Space
Every romantic outfit adds to Blank Space’s painting of a love-obsessed Taylor Swift. She managers to convey the media’s definition of the perfect girl (who can be everything from cute to sexy) to the mad woman ( with streaking makeup and bewildered eyes). Her style is as animated as the character the media paints her.
Although one of Beyonce’s lesser-known music videos, the artful drapery and dancing in this video proves memorable for major fans. This music video has intense emotion, but also great poise. The fashion extends every dance movement and musical note.
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
Sitting in a Antonio Berardi Spring 2011 white cut-out dress with a flower crown, and flanked by two real tigers, Lana Del Rey emits her personal style through intriguing, fleeting scenes.
Kanye West, Runaway
Of course if a male artist is going to be on the list, it will be Kanye. The phoenix and real star of the movie captures audience with her beautiful make up and dress. Audiences can’t look away from the delicate, but powerful details.
Rihanna kills it in this music video with insane outfit combinations and series. We especially adore the Tom Ford fall 2015 patchwork blue fur coat, with denim skirt and heels. She really pushes the bad-ass vibes not only in the lyrics, but every expression and outfit.
Warning: This music video contains mature content.