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30 stunning Janelle Monáe looks

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30 stunning Janelle Monáe looks

From Gwyneth Paltrow to Donald Glover, few artists these days are known for one particular talent. But even in an entertainment world filled with modern-day Michaelangelo’s, Janelle Monáe stands out. At just 32, Monáe has performed at the white house, starred in an Oscar-winning film, created her own motion picture, and even manages her own music label.  Still, many know Monáe simply for her red carpet looks. From the Grammy’s to the Met Gala, it’s rare that fashion commentators and twitter accounts miss one of her extraordinarily innovative outfits. And it’s not just red carpets—Monáe broke the internet with an outfit in her music video, “Pynk,” off of her most recent album “Dirty Computer.”

Starting off in simple black and white suits—a tribute to her hard-working parents—Monáe has since expanded that into look after iconic look. While the colors rarely go beyond black, white, red and gold, it seems as if that lends itself to more creativity than others currently peddling the red carpet—continuously leaving viewers wondering what she’ll pull off next.

To highlight Monáe’s creativity through fashion, the team at Stacker curated a list of 30 of her best looks throughout the years. Click through to see just how far she’s come from her suit and tie.

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2015 CFDA Fashion Awards—Dimitrios Kambouris // Getty Images

The short and sweet

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2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards—Rich Fury // Getty Images

The effortless look

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2017 CFDA Fashion Awards—Nicholas Hunt // Getty Images

The symmetric pantsuit

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2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Oscars Luncheon—Leon Bennett // Getty Images

The tassle

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60th Grammy Awards, 2018—Angela Weiss // Getty Images

The floral suit

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Alexander Wang After Party NYC, 2009—Astrid Stawiarz // Getty Images

The black and white cape

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Dirty Computer' Film Screening NYC, 2018—Cindy Ord // Getty Images

The latex mini

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74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2017—Frazer Harrison // Getty Images

The poof & polka dots

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Black Panther' World Premiere, 2018—Valerie Macon // Getty Images

The Wakandan queen

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2015 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner And Auction—Andrew H. Walker // Getty Images

The bright red trench

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Annihilation' Premiere, 2018—Frederic J. Brown // Getty Images

The bright blue boot

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22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, 2016—Mark Ralston // Getty Images

The classic pattern

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Performance at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango—Rich Polk // Getty Images

The uniform

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Met Gala 2014—Mike Coppola // Getty Images

The red riding hood

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2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party—Dia Dipasupil // Getty Images

The dress-suit

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2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party—Pascal Le Segretain // Getty Images

The short wig

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London Fashion Week 2015—Tim P. Whitby // Getty Images

The fashion statement

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"Hidden Figures" Celebration in NYC, 2016—NASA

The perfect suit

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American Idol' XIV Grand Finale, 2015—Kevork Djansezian // Getty Images

The yoga pants

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Marie Claire Celebrates 'Fresh Faces' with an Event Sponsored by Maybelline, 2017—Neilson Bernard // Getty Images

The splash of purple

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89th Oscars, 2017—Valerie Macon // Getty Images

The regal fairy

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38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala—Kris Connor // Getty Images

The flower power

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Met Gala 2015—Rob Kim // Getty Images

The glorious train

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Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time,' 2018—Christopher Polk // Getty Images

The pink suit

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23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2017—John Sciulli // Getty Images

The attention to detail

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Lord & Taylor Celebrates The Dress Address, 2017—Cindy Ord // Getty Images

The perfect black number

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"Dirty Computer" Album Launch Party in LA, 2018—Christopher Polk // Getty Images

The street style

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Stevie Wonder presented with 'Key of Life' Award at the ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo, 2017—Maury Phillips // Getty Images

The raspberry beret

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Met Gala 2018—Theo Wargo // Getty Images

The show-stopper

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Met Gala 2017—Angela Weiss // Getty Images

The white cloud

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