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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
    2/ 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
    3/ 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards—Rich Fury // Getty Images

    The effortless look

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  • 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards—Nicholas Hunt // Getty Images
    4/ 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
    5/ 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
    6/ 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
    7/ 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
    8/ 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
    9/ 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
    10/ 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
    11/ 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
    12/ 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
    13/ 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
    14/ Performance at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango—Rich Polk // Getty Images

    The uniform

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  • Met Gala 2014—Mike Coppola // Getty Images
    15/ Met Gala 2014—Mike Coppola // Getty Images

    The red riding hood

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  • 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party—Dia Dipasupil // Getty Images
    16/ 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
    17/ 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
    18/ London Fashion Week 2015—Tim P. Whitby // Getty Images

    The fashion statement

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  • "Hidden Figures" Celebration in NYC, 2016—NASA
    19/ "Hidden Figures" Celebration in NYC, 2016—NASA

    The perfect suit

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  • American Idol' XIV Grand Finale, 2015—Kevork Djansezian // Getty Images
    20/ 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
    21/ 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
    22/ 89th Oscars, 2017—Valerie Macon // Getty Images

    The regal fairy

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  • 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala—Kris Connor // Getty Images
    23/ 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala—Kris Connor // Getty Images

    The flower power

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  • Met Gala 2015—Rob Kim // Getty Images
    24/ 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
    25/ 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
    26/ 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
    27/ 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
    28/ "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
    29/ 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
    30/ Met Gala 2018—Theo Wargo // Getty Images

    The show-stopper

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  • Met Gala 2017—Angela Weiss // Getty Images
    31/ Met Gala 2017—Angela Weiss // Getty Images

    The white cloud

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