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7 Times Janelle Monáe Dressed Like a Damn Queen

The iconic Janelle Monáe is one celebrity who truly does have it all. Not only is she an absolute fashion queen, but she is also a wildly talented singer AND actress. Her two albums have landed her a total of six Grammy Award nominations, and her roles in the acclaimed movies Hidden Figures and Moonlight have left us all in awe. She’s also a devoted activist for the Black Lives Matter Movement and has used her work to bring attention to the major racial issues in our society. Essentially, she is the epitome of badassery.

Janelle’s unique personal style has been unwavering, and it’s unlikely she’ll change anything about herself anytime soon (did I mention she likes to rock her natural hair?). Responding to sexist comments about her tendency to rock a pantsuit, she’s made it clear that she’s dressing for herself, not for a man. Here are seven times she dressed like the damn queen she is, pantsuit and all:

1. Paris Fashion Week: Akris Spring 2016


2. Queen Sugar Screening


3. Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano Spring 2016


4. Brit Awards 2015


5. Elle USA x Elle France 2015


6. Hollywood Film Awards 2016


7. Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016


Janelle’s stunning style is just one of the amazing things she’s graced us with since she became a household name. Does anyone else want to go buy a pantsuit instead of a dress now? I know I do!

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Taylor Petschl

Cal Poly '18

Taylor Petschl is a Cal Poly SLO alum and is currently attending Boston University for graduate school. She is a former campus correspondent and editorial intern for Her campus! 
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