From rocking ghetto fabulous “Goodies” to becoming Givenchy’s muse, Ciara has definitely come a long way in terms of style.
The singer first hit the scene in 2004 as a talented new singer with moves to kill and was quickly hailed as the “First Lady of Crunk&B” – spending her break out era embracing edgy, boyish styles, flashy gold jewels and looks that were a touch feminine but a whole lot ‘hood.’
Since then, the star has grown alongside her wardrobe to become an stylish icon in the music and fashion world – a transition we’re about to explore…
The singer’s early looks started out a little questionable, but as a music industry newbie with promising skills in song and killer choreography, we definitely cut her some slack – plus, with age, her fashion wisdom would come.
Ciara soon began to straddle sexy, sassy and tomboyishness with her looks, with everyone concluding she was a reincarnation of the late Aaliyah. Addressing the comparisons, the star said;
“Aaliyah was very special and still is very special, obviously her legacy lives on. I would never try to repeat or redo, replace whatever that is, that energy… She’s special and she can never be replaced.”
In 2010, Ricardo Tisci named Ciara his new muse and at his couture Spring 2010 show in Paris, she was spotted celebrating her new coveted side gig.
Ciara next started to embrace her sex appeal and began stepping away her tomboyish style, flashing her toned and taut abs whenever she had the chance.
Ever since, Ciara has continued to thrive on the fashion front, changing her look, sporting trends and wearing clothes by some of the world’s best designers.
Though to us she will always be the talent who taught us to “1, 2, step,” Ciara has expanded her reach far beyond just the world of music, evolving to become an icon in both hip-hop and in fashion – and for that, we at SPICE salute her.
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