When discussing Latin music, it is impossible to avoid mentioning Shakira at any time. The Colombian artist made her debut in the music industry in 1991 with the release of her debut album, titled “Magia.” She then went on to embrace her rock en español roots with her hit album, titled “Pies Descalzos,” which was released in 1995.
Subsequently, she began to take the world by storm with hits such as “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Beautiful Liar,” which contributed to Latin music becoming a global phenomenon. Throughout her career, which spans three decades, she has been responsible for a great number of events that have defined an age. However, her style is just as referential and unforgettable.
Shakira has established herself as a must-have for red carpet fashion ever since she made her debut at the very first Latin Grammy Awards wearing a brilliant crimson suit that featured one of her distinctive waist belts. She went on to become the pinnacle of Y2K fashion by continuing her trend of seductive and daring styles that only she could pull off. These looks included unclothed gowns, crop tops that exposed her abdominal region, and low-rise jeans that were even ripped.
Additionally, in addition to leaving an unrivaled mark on the fashion industry in the early 2000s, the Colombian singer has also been seen wearing classic shapes while incorporating contemporary trends. One of her most memorable minidresses was a yellow strapless number that she wore to the American Music Awards in 2009. In 2017, she wore a gold-shattered-glass dress to an album release party.
In 2023, she wore an iconic little black dress from David Koma for her major win at the Latin Women in Music Awards. In addition, she has developed partnerships with designers such as Burberry, where she made her debut in the fashion campaign for the brand’s 2022 Christmas project. She has also established relationships with Viktor & Rolf, where she is notable for wearing a white trench coat with the word “no” on it at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, easily embracing the trend of not wearing pants.
Shakira continues to demonstrate her enduring beauty and her capacity to remain in the spotlight by presenting herself in styles that are in keeping with her professional development. Her most recent ensemble was a sparkly Versace dress with side cutouts and an open back, which she wore to the 2023 Video Music Awards. This garment was one of her most recent ensembles. Additionally, she created a splash at the Cannes Film Festival by wearing a strapless black Mônot gown with an open back. This gown was a highlight of her appearance.
Take a look at some of the most iconic fashion moments that Shakira has ever had, dating all the way back to the year 2000.
Shakira at the 2023 MTV VMAs
Shakira celebrated her Video Vanguard Award in a classy and stylish manner while donning a baby blue Versace gown with metallic safety pins holding it together. Cutouts, a slit that reached the thighs, and a plunging neckline were also features of the dress that exposed a lot of skin. Next, she completed her look with a pair of gold platform heels, diamond earrings that dangled from her ears, and wavy hair that was combed to the side.
Shakira at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival
An all-black ensemble consisting of a strapless Mônot gown, heeled shoes, and sheer gloves that reached elbow length was worn by the “TQG” artist as she made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival. She looked absolutely stunning in this ensemble.
Shakira during the 2017 “El Dorado” Release Party
During the celebration of the release of her album “El Dorado,” Shakira wore a minidress made of gold that was designed to seem like shattered glass.
Shakira at the ACM Awards 2014
While attending the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, Shakira drew attention to herself by wearing a blue dress designed by Zuhair Murad that featured cuts that cascaded down the arms and waist.
Shakira’s 2011 Coca-Cola Pop Festival “Sale el Sol” World Tour
During a performance at the Coca-Cola Pop Festival in 2011, the Colombian diva donned a voluminous hot-pink tulle gown and black shoes. This was a classic example of Shakira’s signature style.
American Music Awards 2009: Shakira
At the 2009 American Music Awards, Shakira opted to wear a spectacular floor-length gown instead of her customary floor-length gown.
Shakira at 44th TV Week Logies
At the TV Week Logie Awards in 2002, Shakira wore her most powerful power suit, which consisted of a black jacket and pants paired with faint pinstripes that sparkled.
Shakira at the 2001 MTV VMAs
In the most perfect outfit of the year 2000, Shakira dominated the red carpet at the Video Music Awards. Her track record on the red carpet is unparalleled. A feathery bra crop top, low-rise trousers with metallic embroidery, cowboy boots, and a black headpiece were all components of the style that pushed the boundaries of fashion standards.
Shakira at the 2001 Grammys
When the vocalist of “Whenever, Wherever” announced that she had won her first Grammy, she made a veiled reference to the trend of wearing no clothes at all. She wore a garment that was translucent and decorated with gold embroidery all over it, and she wore boots that matched the dress. All of these aspects harmonized well with her golden locks.
Shakira at the 2000 Latin Grammys
Shakira’s appearance at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2000, in which she wore a dazzling red ensemble that had a V-neck bodysuit with a back cutout, leather leggings with diamond embellishments, and her distinctive waist belt, became one of the most famous moments of her career on the red carpet.