Janet Jackson’s Fashion Evolution All through Her Profession: Images

Janet Jackson turned heads at the 1977 American Music Awards in a colorful dress adorned with tufts of tulle and a statement hat.

Janet Jackson in 1977.

Janet Jackson onstage at the 1977 American Music Awards



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Even at 10 years old, Janet Jackson was a force to be reckoned with. 

In a YouTube video posted by an account named Moonwalker, Michael Jackson invited his younger sister onstage at the 1977 American Music Awards as part of a brief comedy bit while co-presenting alongside Fred Allen Berry and Lola Falana. 

On her brother’s cue, Jackson strutted onto the stage in a bright yellow and pink gown with bedazzled accents weaving across the front. The dress and matching hat also featured layers of tulle that added a textured dimension to the look. 

Although Jackson wasn’t given any lines, the laughter and clapping from the crowd showed that she stole the show. 

Jackson wore bright and eye-catching colors when she played Millicent “Penny” Gordon on “Good Times.”

Janet Jackson wore bright and eye-catching colors while she played Millicent

Janet Jackson joined the cast of “Good Times” in 1977.


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Jackson’s first major Hollywood role was in 1977 when she was cast to play Millicent “Penny” Gordon on the beloved sitcom “Good Times.”

Jackson’s attire on the show mimicked the bold color palette prevalent throughout the 1970s, including in this portrait photo of the cast. Her dress, paired with knee-high socks and a matching bow, was definitely in step with the style of the time. 

In 2012, Jackson told Anderson Cooper that a “Good Times” wardrobe staffer suggested she bind her chest and a producer once said she was “too heavy.”

“I was getting dressed for the very first episode — now this is my first time away from my family,” Jackson said. “The wardrobe lady, while she was dressing me, said I had to put bandages around [my] chest.” 

“I immediately thought, as I am isn’t good enough,” she said. 

Jackson teased her fierce, tough side with a simple black T-shirt and jeans in the “Pleasure Principle” music video.

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Janet Jackson’s music video for “Pleasure Principle” was released in 1986.


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Jackson began to show different layers to her style repertoire in 1986 with her smash album, “Control.” 

The music video for “Pleasure Principle,” which won best choreography at the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards, featured Jackson dancing around an empty loft in a black T-shirt and black jeans that were cinched at the waist with a belt. 

While Jackson’s ensemble is simple, the attire alongside the song’s catchy lyrics and choreography have cemented the project in music history. 

Jackson solidified herself as a fashion icon by wearing the legendary “Rhythm Nation” outfit.

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Janet Jackson wore a variation of her “Rhythm Nation” ensemble to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in April 1990.


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By 1989, Jackson had officially forged a successful path outside of her brothers’ accomplishments. The release of her fourth studio album, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814,” catapulted her straight to the top. 

While the song received many accolades, it’s her military-style uniform featured in the “Rhythm Nation” music video that’s continued to transcend decades. The outfit included a cropped black jacket with 80s-style shoulder pads, silver buckles, a leather collar, and black pants paired with matching boots. 

Jackson finished the look off with a ponytail and a black baseball cap that had the phrase “1814.”  

Other artists have paid homage to Jackson’s outfit, including in 2014 when Beyonće, and her daughter Blue Ivy, channeled Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson for Halloween. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt also mimicked the outfit in 2015 when he performed on Paramount Network’s TV series “Lip Sync Battle.”

Janet Jackson punctuated her “Poetic Justice” era with long box braids and cinched light-wash jeans.

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Janet Jackson starred alongside rapper Tupac Shakur in the 1993 film, “Poetic Justice.”


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Jackson’s iconic box braids became a staple of her style in the early 1990s. Around that time, Jackson filmed and starred in the 1993 film “Poetic Justice” directed by the late John Singleton, alongside rapper Tupac Shakur, and Regina King. The movie also featured poetry by Maya Angelou. 

In the film, Jackson sported a black, long-sleeve shirt with a square neckline and a pair of light-wash jeans cinched with a belt. Her box braids were topped off with a black newsboy hat. 

Tanisha Ford, author of “Dressed in Dreams” and associate professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware, spoke to HelloBeautiful in 2019 about the significance of Jackson’s box braids for Black people. 

“When I think box braids, I think Janet Jackson’s character in poetic justice,” Ford told the outlet. “Box Braids have always been a part of the culture from as long as I can remember, some version of them … but when Janet Jackson wore them, it elevated those braids to a certain level of like Black girl glam that is still felt every day and around the way in ways that we all wanted them.”

Jackson was a vision of white at the Grammy Awards in 1993.

Janet Jackson in 1993.

Janet Jackson at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards.



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While still rocking the “Poetic Justice” box braids, Jackson attended the 35th Annual Grammy Awards that same year in a captivating all-white, double-breasted pantsuit.

She elevated the look by also wearing silver jewelry and a white headscarf to style her braids in a flowing updo.

Jackson’s textured outfit in the “Scream” music video later sold for big bucks.

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Janet Jackson wore all-black in her and Michael Jackson’s 1995 music video, “Scream.”


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In 1995, Jackson and her brother, Michael, attempted to dominate the music industry with their single, “Scream.” Jackson garnered attention for her shaggy tresses and dark makeup in the music video. 

The two wore matching black textured long sleeve shirts and black leather pants. 

Rolling Stone reported that the clothes fetched $125,000 as part of the “​​Iconic Treasures From the legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson” sale with Julien’s Auctions in 2011. 

One of Jackson’s more eye-catching ensembles came after her sixth studio album, “The Velvet Rope,” in 1997.

One of Jackson's more eye-catching ensembles came after the release of her sixth studio album,

Janet Jackson wore this outfit while performing in 1997 at the Smash Hits Poll Winners’ Party at the London Arena.


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Around the time she released her sixth studio album, “The Velvet Rope,” Jackson’s style did a 180° turn when she dyed her naturally dark hair orange. While performing at the Smash Hits Poll Winners’ Party at the London Arena, she styled her hair in a series of smaller ponytails to highlight the new color.

Jackson also donned a punk rock-inspired fit created out of what appears to be a sheer black top, a cut-up red bustier with small strings of jewelry hanging across the front, dark cargo pants, and chunky boots. 

The outfit was completed with a large gold necklace that acted as a pseudo collar. 

Jackson continued to play with her hairstyle while performing on “The Velvet Rope Tour.”

Janet Jackson performs on stage in 1998.

Janet Jackson performed on “The Velvet Rope Tour” from 1998 to 1999.


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“The Velvet Rope Tour” lasted from 1998 to 1999 and visited audiences across the globe.

Jackson kept her fierce persona going by wearing a cropped double-breasted jacket with prominent sleeve cuffs, a striped waistcoat peeking out from underneath, and wide-leg pants.

Her dark bangs featured glimpses of red as a possible nod to her previous dye job.

Jackson looked straight out of “The Matrix” while on the red carpet in 2000.

Janet Jackson in 2000.

Janet Jackson at the MTV Movie Awards in 2000.



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Keanu Reeve’s performance as Neo in the 1999 film “The Matrix” was a pop-cultural phenomenon, so it’s no surprise celebrities dove into the futuristic, post-apocalyptic aesthetic that transfixed Hollywood at the time. 

Jackson’s red carpet outfit at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards may have been a small homage, as she wore a floor-length leather gown topped with a leather trench coat. 

During the event, Jackson presented Keanu Reeves with an award for best male performance for his work in the film. 

Jackson shined in gold and yellow hues when honored as an MTV Icon in 2001.

Janet Jackson in 2001.

Janet Jackson at “MTV Icon: Janet Jackson” in 2001.



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By 2001, Jackson had been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years, prompting MTV to pay tribute to the international superstar. According to IMDb, Jackson was the inaugural “MTV Icon” honored at the network. 

Jackson was escorted onstage by André 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast while they sang a “Ms. Jackson” rendition of their hit song for the crowd. Jackson donned a shiny gold crop top and suede wide-leg pants adorned with flower designs and fringe. 

The event included several stars who covered Jackson’s classics, including Destiny’s Child, *NSYNC, Pink, Usher, and Mya. 

Jackson’s Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show outfit is unforgettable.

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Jackson Jackson performed with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show.


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In 2004, Jackson performed alongside a number of artists — including P. Diddy and Nelly — at the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show, which became one of the most infamous Super Bowl performances to date. 

When it came time to perform “Rhythm Nation,” Jackson appeared onstage in a black bustier decorated with small metal pieces woven throughout the fabric, wide pants, and boots. The ensemble was elevated with pops of red across Jackson’s chest and on her fingernails. 

At one point during the “Rock Your Body” duet with Justin Timberlake, he accidentally tore Jackson’s costume, which bared her breast on live TV.  Jackson, Timberlake, and MTV all released statements following the incident. 

Insider’s Kim Renfro previously reported on how the incident changed the trajectory of Jackson’s career following the backlash.

Jackson sported some ombré action while attending the Alexander McQueen boutique opening in 2008.

Janet Jackson  in 2008.

Janet Jackson at an Alexander McQueen store opening in 2008.



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Jackson appeared in a Kimono-style dress with a pink to purple ombré transition at the boutique opening. 

Jackson later paid tribute to McQueen with her outfit at the “Why Did I Get Married Too” premiere red carpet in March 2010. He died by suicide in February of that year. 

“[McQueen was the] very first fashion show I ever went to. He invited me to his show in the late 1990s in London. I’ve always been a fan of his,” Jackson said, People reported. “True genius, and I’m not using the word loosely at all.” 

Jackson celebrated her brother, Michael, after his death in 2009 in a black and white ensemble that mirrored her previous outfits.

Janet Jackson performs during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September 2009.

Janet Jackson performed a tribute to Michael Jackson just three months after his death.


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Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, at his Holmby Hills home in Los Angeles. Three months later, the MTV Music Video awards paid homage to him with a tribute show that showcased his most iconic songs. 

About halfway through the performance, Jackson appeared onstage to do a rendition of “Scream.” Jackson donned what looked to be a black and white leather top with large shoulder pads, metal accents, and pants. 

Jackson’s outfit resembled her Super Bowl costume with the extra leather fabric placed overtop the pants. 

Jackson’s hair reached new heights when she dazzled at the 2018 Black Girls Rock! Awards.

Jackson's hair reached new heights when she dazzled at the 2018 Black Girls Rock! Awards.

Janet Jackson wore Christian Siriano to the Black Girls Rock! event.


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Jackson looked absolutely gorgeous when she walked across the Black Girls Rock! Awards show red carpet. 

She wore a dark blue ball gown adorned with black floral patterns and a sheer top to show some skin in a daring display. The dress featured a spiked body harness, and Jackson elevated her look by wearing her hair in a stretched top knot. 

Vogue reported that Christian Siriano designed the gown.

Janet Mills’ wait-and-see legislative type contributes to chaotic finish of pandemic session

AUGUSTA, Maine – High profile bills ranging from recycling to taxes face uncertain fate as Governor Janet Mills steers clear of late-night discussions with the legislature and sets them up for a crash course with regular allies on the home stretch of the 2021 session.

The governor opened her term of office from Implementation of the Medicaid extension, Prioritization of climate policy and bypassed the Republicans earlier this year sign the first two-year budget passed with a simple majority since 2005. But she has failed to adopt some in her party with 2018 election pledges not to raise taxes and many criminal justice reform proposals.

The other Democrats in the Legislature have fought Mills against all of that and more this year. Many of the bills rejected by the governor received positive votes in the committee. They will lead to showdowns between Mills and her party as lawmakers want to finish the job this month but are becoming more and more likely to meet a Wednesday deadline.

The governor’s style and the COVID-19 pandemic brought a messy ending. Mills’ tendency to stay out of legal battles until the last minute leads to frustration in a session that led lawmakers to vote on bills in marathon spurts. Remaining work includes sensitive discussions about Mills’ new budget of $ 8.8 billion and their plan for $ 1.1 billion in federal aid.

“There hasn’t been as much communication as I would like, but I trust the governor will trust the work of the legislature,” said progressive working committee vice chairman Mike Sylvester, D-Portland.

Mills, who grew up in a prominent political family and spent most of her career in public office, is known as a dealmaker. She negotiated big bargains to replace bigger ones red flag and paid vacation Suggestions made during their first year in office. Senator Rick Bennett, R-Oxford, said the governor had been working closely with him on one Proposal for massive broadband borrowing.

But their administration has wavered on a nation’s first law, sponsored by MP Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth, and assisted by Senator Rick Bennett, R-Oxford, that charges or bills packaging product manufacturers for the cost of recycling Dispose of this material and use the money to fund community recycling programs. The bill is faced strong resistance from the business lobby arguing that the cost of essentials, including food, will rise.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection first was neutral but skeptical to measure. After a legislative body made changes last month, including a temporary exemption for companies with annual sales of less than $ 5 million, Commissioner Melanie Loyzim added said Bennett in a hearing that she thought Mills would sign the bill, but couldn’t promise.

It’s far from guaranteed. On Friday, department spokesman David Madore described Loyzim’s comments as “an on-site response to these changes.” He said the Mills administration “continues to have concerns” about how the bill deals with disposal costs.

Senator Rick Bennett, R-Oxford, announces the results of the presidential election on March 5, 2016 as leader of the Republican Party of Maine. Photo credit: Amber Waterman

This was news for Bennett, who took Loyzim’s comments as supportive after working with Grohoski on the bill. He hadn’t heard from the department about the bill until he was briefed on Friday of Madore’s comments and hadn’t heard much about it, except for a press conference against the bill earlier this week by the Maine Chamber of Commerce.

“The governor and administration currently owe the legislature some clarity on what exactly their concerns are,” he said.

Some pointed to the pandemic-altered session causing a breakup and making deals a lot harder to negotiate. Andrew Hackman, a lobbyist for a national company working against the packaging law on behalf of a client, said it was “definitely more difficult to get in touch with people.”

Other actions that could lead to battles with Mills include starting a consumer utility company to buy up Central Maine Power and Versant Power and a New Year’s Eve proposal add a 3 percent surcharge on income over $ 200,000 to increase Maine income tax credit.

During the governor supported the controversial corridor proposal by CMP, she only commented on the utility overhaul after clarifying a legislative committee this month. In a public interview in MaineShe warned lawmakers against sending the bill “unseen” to voters. This proposal is expected to be voted on for the first time earlier this week, but a Mills veto would likely ruin it.

Mills’ style has always been to wait for important issues before interfering, said Jim Mitchell, a leading Democratic lobbyist and Mills ally who represents the CMP. He said this approach has been evident since her time as lawmaker and prosecutor, and represents respect for the legislative process rather than trying to micromanage it.

Mills didn’t take questions from reporters at events this week and declined to say whether she would veto bills she is opposed to through her spokeswoman, Lindsay Crete, who said the number of in The bills introduced at this meeting posed challenges for the administration.

The governor has read the “overwhelming majority” and instructed her government to work with committees, but she will wait until the end product before passing judgment and only use her veto as a “last resort,” Crete said.

Signs remind lawmakers to wear face coverings during the first term in the State House since proceedings moved to the more spacious Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Photo credit: Robert F. Bukaty / BDN

Some lawmakers are not intimidated by government opposition. Freshman Rep. Grayson Lookner, D-Portland, said he hadn’t tried to collaborate with the Mills administration on his work Bill to close Maine’s only juvenile prisonwhich the House clarified in a first vote on Thursday. When asked about a possible veto, he expressed the hope that the governor would change her mind.

“I think we will cross the bridge when we get there,” he said.

BDN author Michael Shepherd contributed to this report.

Kim Kardashian West splashes out on 25ok on Janet Jackson outfit | Leisure

Kim Kardashian West spent $ 25,000 on one of Janet Jackson’s old outfits.

The 40-year-old reality star is a big fan of hitmaker “When I Think Of You” and announced on the singer’s 55th birthday on Sunday (May 16, 21) that she had recently splattered the costume that her idol was wearing contributed music video for ‘If’ in 1993.

Kim shared a clip of Janet wearing the outfit on her Instagram story, saying, “Happy Birthday Queen! I’m such a fan of @janetjackson’s birthday that I can’t believe I got this on juliens_auctions won. (Sic) “

Janet was thrilled that the outfit – a custom-made cropped suede top with fake bone detailing and black lace-up pants in the front – had gone to a good home.

She replied to her own Instagram story with three kissing-face emojis and wrote, “Thank you @kimkardashian! I hope ‘IF’ you enjoy as much as I do (sic).”

Just two days before her birthday, Julien’s Auctions had confirmed the sale price for the outfit, which was part of their three-day “Iconic Treasures from the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson” sale in honor of the star’s birthday.

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Compassion International, an international organization that provides humanitarian aid to children in need.

Janet recently said, “I can’t believe this will be the last time I’ll see some of these items, but it’s for a good cause.”

In 2017, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and then-husband Kanye West, whom they separated from that February, bought more Jackson family memorabilia when they purchased a one-of-a-kind jacket previously worn by Janet’s Late Brother Michael Jackson for her daughter North, now seven, and the white fedora he donned in the 1988 video “Smooth Criminal”.

Recording Registry provides albums by Janet Jackson, Nas | Leisure

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Janet Jackson’s socially conscious album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” Louis Armstrong’s jazzy “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and Nas’ debut “Illmatic” are among 25 recordings made on the National Recording Registry.

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday that Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” and Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” are some of the titles selected for preservation this year. The National Library selected several other memorable titles, including Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection”.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said she has received about 900 public nominations this year for recordings to be added to the registry.

“The National Recording Registry will preserve our history through these vivid recordings of music and voices that reflect our humanity and have shaped our culture for the past 143 years,” Hayden said in a statement.

The library selects titles to preserve because of their cultural and historical significance to the American soundscape. The titles must be at least 10 years old.

The register adds the Christmas Eve 1941 radio program broadcast by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Others that made the list included the soap opera theme song “The Guiding Light,” Connie Smith’s single “Once a Day,” and Albert King’s album, “Born Under a Bad Sign.”

Phil Rizzuto’s radio play-by-play by Roger Maris ’61. 1961 home run – which beat Babe Ruth’s previous record. – has been added to the registry.

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Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. Learn it right here. | Leisure




This combination photo shows from left Janet Jackson at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 8, 2018, from left Justin Timberlake during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 soccer game in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018, and Britney Spears performing during her concert in Taipei, Taiwan on June 13, 2017. (AP Photo)




Alandria Brown, second from left, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, sits with William Henry of Los Angeles, far left, and other Britney Spears supporters before a pop singer’s conservatory trial at the Stanley Mosk Courhouse, Thursday, Feb. 11. 2021 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Chris Pizzello)

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson “because I care for and respect these women and know that I have failed”.

“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. I’m very sorry for the times in my life when my actions added to the problem, when I did not speak properly, or did not speak to me.” understand that I came up short in these and many other moments and benefited from a system that tolerates misogyny and racism, “he wrote on Friday.

Timberlake’s social media post comes a week after the release of The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney, the FX and Hulu documentary that takes a historical look at the circumstances that led to Spears’ Conservatory in 2008, and the #FreeBritney movement of fans who want them to be freed from it and take control of their lives. The documentary aired an old interview when Timberlake talked about sleeping with his ex-girlfriend, pointing out that he was mocking her by doing a look-a-like for his music video, “Cry Me a River.”

Fans called on Timberlake to contribute to Spears’ very public breakdown and control the narrative of the end of their relationship.

More setbacks struck Timberlake when social media recalled the wardrobe malfunction with Jackson that sparked national controversy at the 2004 Super Bowl. Some have argued that Jackson, as a black woman, fell victim to racist and sexist double standards and was treated harsher than Timberlake as a white man, and that he benefited from the “privilege of white men.”

Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson | Leisure

More setbacks struck Timberlake when social media recalled the wardrobe malfunction with Jackson that sparked national controversy at the 2004 Super Bowl. Some have argued that Jackson, as a black woman, fell victim to a racist and sexist double standard and was treated more severely than Timberlake as a white man, and that he benefited from the “privilege of white men.”

And the NFL’s decision to invite Timberlake to the halftime show three years ago sparked backlash from women, minorities and others who believed Jackson was wrongly forced to pay a far higher price than Timberlake.

“I also feel compelled to respond, in part because everyone involved deserves better, and most importantly, better because this is a bigger conversation that I want to wholeheartedly participate in and grow out of,” he wrote. “The industry is flawed. It prepares men, especially white men, for success. It’s designed that way. As a man in a privileged position, I have to talk about it. Because of my ignorance, I did not realize it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life, but I never want to benefit from others being dragged down again. “

The hashtag #FreeBritney has developed a lot over the past week. Celebrities support Spears, including Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Bette Midler, and others.

Jackson was also a trending topic around the 2018 Super Bowl and beyond, with the #JusticeforJanet and #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay hashtags going strong on social media before Timberlake’s third trip to the Super Bowl took off.