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Alicia Keys' Style Evolution, From Her Signature Fedora to Designer Gowns

Her red carpet fashion choices have evolved over the decades.

R&B and soul music would not be what it is today without the presence of Alicia Keys. Both her musical talent and personal style have garnered fans across the globe. From her iconic fedora hats and head scarves to luxury gowns, see Keys' most fashionable moments on the red carpet ahead.

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2000, GRAMMY Awards

At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, Keys arrived wearing a black double-breasted blazer with black leather pants with a black fedora.

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2001, MTV VMAs

At the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, Keys wore a leather outfit that featured a camisole, embroidered pants, a fur-collar shawl, western boots, and a Kangol hat.

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2001, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

In 2001, Keys wore a white collared shirt and black leather pants underneath a black asymmetrical coat to the 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.

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2002, American Music Awards

At the American Music Awards in 2002, Keys wore a black sequin two-piece suit with a cropped black corset and red hat.

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2002, Grammy Awards

At the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002, Keys wore a white tank top with blue jeans underneath a blue embroidered veil.

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2002, World Music Awards

After winning two World Music Awards in 2002, Keys wore a classic black fedora with a cropped leather jacket, midi skirt, and boots.

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2002, MTV European Music Awards

At the 2002 MTV European Music Awards, Keys wore a brown mesh paneled dress with a fringe hem with a matching velvet shawl.

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2003, MET GALA

At the 2003 Met Gala, Keys wore a white suit with satin lapels, a crystal vest, and white boots.

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2003, VIBE Awards

Keys kept it casual at the 2003 Vibe Awards wearing a one-shoulder printed top and blue skinny jeans.

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2004, Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party

In 2004 at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party, Keys wore a beaded top with a fringe hem and brown pants.

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2004, GRAMMY Awards

At the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2004, Keys wore a two-tone, off-the-shoulder dress with the skirt cut out and cropped skinny jeans.

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2004, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

At the 19th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2004, Keys wore a black paisley-printed, cut-out dress.

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2004, MTV European Music Awards

At the 2004 MTV European Music Awards, Keys wore a snake-print leather shirt dress and boots to match.

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2005, VH1 Save The Music Benefit Concert

Keys wore her classic fedora in mint to match her floor-length, cut-out halter dress to the VH1 Save The Music Benefit Concert in 2005.

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2005, Songwriters Hall Of Fame

At the 2005 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Keys wore a sheer black lace and rhinestone-paneled gown.

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2005, Fashion Rocks

At the Fashion Rocks event in 2005, Keys stunned in a satin orange halter-neck gown.

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2006, GRAMMY Awards

At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006, Keys wore a black lace halter-neck dress with a sequin skirt and black open-toe pumps.

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2006, CFDA Fashion Awards

At the 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards, Keys wore a white floor-length Vera Wang gown.

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2007, Met Gala

At the Met Gala in 2007, Keys wore a gold embellished strapless dress.

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2008, Grammy Awards

At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008, Keys wore a navy blue halter-neck gown by Giorgio Armani Privé.

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2008, Keep A Child Alive Ball

At the 2008 Keep a Child Alive Black Ball, Keys wore a black floor-length dress with a plunging rhinestone-encrusted neckline.

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2009, Academy Awards

At the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2008, Keys wore a pink strapless Giorgio Armani Privé gown.

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2009, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Keys wore a yellow one-shoulder Giorgio Armani Privé gown to the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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2009, BET Awards

Keys wore this long-sleeved embellished mini dress by Jenny Packham to the 2009 Bet Awards.

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2010, Keep A Child Alive

Keys wore a strapless ruffled a-line dress by Dolce & Gabbana at the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in 2010.

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2011, Met Gala

At the 2011 Met Gala, Keys wore a brown belted dress with a crocodile-effect cropped jacket by Givenchy.

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2012, Paris Fashion Week

During Paris Fashion Week in 2012, Keys wore a black velvet vest and wide-leg pants by Chanel at the Chanel show.

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2012, MTV VMA's

At the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Keys wore a one-shoulder silver gown with a thigh-high slit by Alexandre Vauthier.

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2013, Grammy Awards

In 2013, Keys wore a black sequin cut-out dress by Azzedine Alaïa at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

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2013, Met Gala

At the 2013 punk-themed Met Gala, Keys wore a black leather and ruby sequin halter-neck dress by Jason Wu.

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2014, Keep A Child Alive

At the 2014 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event, Keys wore an off-the-shoulder black and silver Givenchy Couture gown.

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2015, Met Gala

Keys wore a three-piece white and navy blue gown by Jean Paul Gaultier to the 2015 Met Gala.

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2015, Keep A Child Alive

Keys wore a custom black sheer Givenchy Dress to the 2015 Keep a Child Alive Black Ball.

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2016, BET Awards

At the 2016 BET Awards, Keys wore an oversized black belted-jumpsuit with a grey turban.

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2016, MTV VMA's

Keys wore a long-sleeved, floor-length Just Cavalli dress to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2016.

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2018, Grammy Awards

At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018, Keys kept it casual with a black long-sleeved Bao Tranchi bodysuit with cut-outs and black velvet wide leg pants.

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2018, Billboard's Women In Music Event

At Billboard's 13th Annual Women In Music Event in 2018, Keys wore a scarlet red pantsuit with a matching red turtleneck and hood with an extra-wide brim hat.

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2019, Grammy Awards

Keys wore a long-sleeved bright red dress with buttons down the center by Armani Prive to the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.

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2019, Met Gala

Next to husband, Swizz Beats, Keys wore a sea foam green hooded gown by Carolina Herrera to the 2019 Met Gala.

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2019, Billboard Women In Music

At the 2019 Billboard Women In Music event, Keys wore an oversized purple suit with exaggerated details on the sleeves with a lilac bra peeping through underneath.

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2020, SiriusXM Studios

Arriving to the SiriusXM Studio in Hollywood in 2020, Keys wore a full Ivy Park by Adidias jumpsuit with neon pumps.

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2020, Grammy Awards

Before hosting the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2020, Keys wore a one-shoulder silver Versace dress.

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