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Beyoncé's Style Evolution, From DIY Costumes To Couture Gowns

A superstar and a fashion icon.

During the early days of Destiny's Child, Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, was responsible for making most of the group's costumes. They couldn't afford high-end clothes and designers refused to dress them. Decades later, designers are now clawing at the chance to dress the superstar and icon, whose rare red carpet appearances are full of show-stopping looks. Take a look at Beyoncé's fashion evolution ahead.

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1998, Soul Train Awards

At the 1998 Soul Train Awards in coordinated looks with Destiny's Child.

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2000, Grammys

More coordinated looks courtesy of Tina Knowles at the 2000 Grammys.

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2000, MTV Movie Awards

In a yellow zebra print dress at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards.

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2001, Golden Globes

Wearing a printed pink gown at the 2001 Golden Globes.

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2001, Grammys

In a golden silk gown at the 2001 Grammys.

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2002, Austin Powers in Goldmember premiere

Channeling Foxxy Cleopatra for the Austin Powers red carpet in 2002.

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2003, Golden Globes

Wearing a strapless bustier gown to the Golden Globes in 2003.

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2003, MTV Movie Awards

At the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, she wore an olive corset dress.

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2004, Grammys

Wearing an embellished gold gown to the 2004 Grammys.

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2004, CFDA Awards

In a yellow silk gown for the 2004 CFDA Awards.

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2005, Grammys

Wearing black and gold at the Grammys in 2005.

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2005, Oscars

Wearing a strapless velvet gown to the 2005 Oscars.

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2006, The Pink Panther Premiere

The 2006 Pink Panther premiere called for a pink dress.

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2007, Golden Globes

Wearing a sequined Elie Saab gown to the 2007 Golden Globes.

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2008, Grammys

Another Elie Saab gown at the Grammys in 2008.

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2009, Oscars

Wearing a black-and-gold gown from her own fashion line House of Deréon at the 2009 Oscars.

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2010, Grammys

Wearing Stéphane Rolland to the 2010 Grammys.

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2011, Met Gala

Wearing a figure-hugging Emilio Pucci gown to the 2011 Met Gala

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2011, VMAs

Blue Ivy's first red carpet appearance at the 2011 VMAs, in utero.

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2012, Met Gala

Wearing a Givenchy gown to the 2012 Met Gala.

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2013, Grammys

She switched things up at the 2013 Grammys in an Osman jumpsuit.

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2013, Met Gala

Wearing Givenchy to the 2013 Met Gala.

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2014, Grammys

For the 2014 Grammys, she wore a sheer white gown by Michael Costello.

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2014, Met Gala

Wearing all-black Givenchy to the 2014 Met Gala.

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2014, VMAs

Wearing a long-sleeve Nicolas Jebran gown to the VMAs in 2014.

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2015, Grammys

Wearing another long-sleeved black number at the 2015 Grammys, this time by Proenza Schouler.

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2015, Met Gala

Wearing a very sheer and embellished gown by Givenchy to the 2015 Met Gala.

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2016, Grammys

She wore a slightly less sheer gown by Inbal Dror to the 2016 Grammys.

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2016, Met Gala

Wearing neck-to-toe latex at the 2016 Met Gala. Yes, it's Givenchy.

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2016, VMAs

Wearing wings and sharing the red carpet with Blue Ivy in a Francesco Scognamiglio gown at the 2016 VMAs.

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2017, Tidal X Brooklyn

Wearing a custom silk Walter Mendez gown to the Tidal x Brooklyn event in 2017.

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2019, Lion King Premiere

Wearing a sequined Alexander McQueen look to the premiere of Lion King in 2019.

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2019, London Lion King Premiere

Wearing a custom golden gown by Cong Tri to the London premiere of the Lion King in 2019.

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2019, Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

Wearing Roberto Cavalli couture to the 2019 Shawn Carter Foundation Gala.

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