Also known as the moment when Diana Ross first thought, Watch your back. Destiny's Child sang Ross's "Upside Down," performing in a lineup that included Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, and Faith Hill. Appropriately, Bey's look was pure diva: feathered hair and a solid-gold getup.
Call it the Foxxy Cleopatra effect or life imitating art (can you call an Austin Powers movie art?): Beyoncé adopted her Goldmember character's 'fro and disco-ball eye shadow while touring Down Under. And yes, more gold lamé.
The bangs are bangin' and just looking at this sexy, sari-inspired ensemble puts the "Baby Boy" beat on repeat in our heads.
We don't really know how to describe this look other than superglam mermaid goddess. Have you ever seen more perfect waves?
What's more powerful than Thierry Mugler's fit-for-a-superhero bodysuit? Try glowing skin, windblown curls, and a confident cat eye. Boom.
Wallflowers don't often wear scarlet red lips. Or Agent Provocateur bodysuits. Clearly, Beyoncé ain't a wallflower. Werk!
Hello, Sasha Fierce. On the night she dominated the Grammys (winning a record six awards), Beyoncé channeled her alter ego in a dominatrix-inspired Versace Atelier leather minidress. The overall look was more pretty than X-rated, though: sleek hair, nude lips, and smoky eyes with just a touch of gold shimmer in the inner corners.
Pants? That's weird. We should have known that something was up when Beyoncé performed at L.A.'s Nokia Theater in a tuxedo. And then the big reveal...
Beyoncé test-drove the shorter waves and deep red lips here, then perfected the look a few months later at the Grammys.
There is nothing soccer-mom-ish about Bey's long, angled bob.
When we rock wet hair, at best we look disheveled; at worst, like a drowned rat. When Beyoncé rocks wet hair, it's dead sexy. (The La Perla bodysuit and Saint Laurent fishnets help.)
Beyoncé went for a decidedly low-key look at the music festival, flaunting big, beautiful curls and a floral-print dress (not a sparkle in sight) alongside sister Solange. Appropriately boho.
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There are a few things we know to expect when we see Beyoncé perform. There will be dancing. There will be wind machines. There will be no pants. But Queen Bey always keeps us guessing with her onstage hair and makeup. Check out her most memorable looks of all time.