In the post-millennial pop culture landscape, there is one name that stands a stiletto taller than the rest: Beyonc?. From her teenage years as a Child of Destiny to her ascension to full-on divahood, Bey has proven herself the 21st century’s answer to Diana Ross. There are numerous parallels one can make between the two — outdiva-ing their respective girl groups (The Supremes:Destiny’s Child), award-nominated forays into film (1972 Oscar nom for Lady Sings the Blues:2009 Razzies nom for Obsessed) and an immensely successful crossover appeal masterminded by a manipulative father figure (Berry Gordy:Jay-Z). Oh yeah, and they’re both also style icons. Mrs. Carter has paid homage to Ms. Ross many times throughout her career while etching out her own sequined place in fashion. What better way to chart her style evolution than a good, ole-fashioned Videography?
“Work It Out” (2002)
Beyonc?’s love for the 70s and giant hair was evident from her first single and video as a solo artist. Channeling her Foxy Cleopatra character from that Citizen Kane of shitty sequels, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Bey sported a sequined shift and her never-again-seen afro.