She can still make the whole place shimmer.
Taylor Swift kicked off her long-awaited Eras Tour Friday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz, a show she previously described on Instagram as “a journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!).”
And in addition to serenading lucky ticket holders with her greatest hits from each of her past albums, the pop superstar paid homage to memorable looks from her many style eras through the years.
Swift started the show by performing “Lover” songs like “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince” and “Cruel Summer,” clad in an Atelier Versace bodysuit and Christian Louboutin boots bedazzled with pastel-colored crystals befitting the album’s synth-pop sweetness.THE LOOK: A dreamy bedazzled bodysuit by Atelier VersaceGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift’s “Lover” era was drenched in pastels, her performance look at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards — a collaboration between her stylist, Joseph Cassell, and Jessica Jones — being a prime example.Getty Images for dcp
Next, Swift performed a trio of hits from “Fearless,” including the titular track along with “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me.”
Her gold fringed flapper dress should look familiar to fans of the songstress’ earlier eras, as it’s nearly identical to one she wore during her “Speak Now” tour in 2011.
The only change? In place of her once-signature ringlets, Swift wore her hair in a sleek blowout.THE LOOK: A glittering gold fringed minidressGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: This famous glitzy Roberto Cavalli mini from Swift’s “Speak Now” tourGetty Images
“Evermore” called for a suitably “cottagecore” costume change, with Swift donning a flowing marigold corset gown to sing songs including “‘Tis the Damn Season” and “Champagne Problems.”
She even added a forest green velvet cloak for “Willow,” mirroring her look from that track’s music video.
Before treating the crowd to tunes from her darker, edgier “Reputation” era, the superstar slipped into an asymmetrical bodysuit adorned with a sparkling red snake — a new and improved version of a similar single-sleeved style she wore during her 2018 tour in support of that album.THE LOOK: An asymmetrical serpentine catsuit (er, snakesuit?)Getty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift wore this black sequined Jessica Jones number during her “Reputation” tour.Getty Images for TAS
While Swift didn’t dedicate much of her set list to her “Speak Now” era, she opted for another quick change before segueing into “Enchanted.”
And the gilded Nicole + Felicia Couture ballgown she wore to perform the romantic track was a dead ringer for the sequined, full-skirted Valentino dress she wore while touring her third studio album in 2011.THE LOOK: A dramatic gold ballgown with a sweeping skirt by Nicole + Felicia CoutureGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: This similar sequined Valentino look from Swift’s “Speak Now” tourWireImage
Next up was a trip to Swift’s “Red” era, with the musician re-creating her look from her “22” music video nearly note for note.
Eagled-eyed fans were quick to spot, however, that she’d changed the message on her sequined tee.
While the original read, “Not a lot going on at the moment,” Swift fittingly nixed the phrase’s first word this time around.THE LOOK: Swift’s “22” music video ensemble, subtly updatedGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift’s statement-making Ashish T-shirt and brimmed hat from the track’s music videoTaylor Swift/YouTube
To sing her 10-minute version of fan favorite “All Too Well,” Swift chose in a scarlet-and-black ombré sequined coat, a more grown-up take on the iconic ringleader costume she wore during her 2013 “Red” tour.
She layered the look over a matching bodysuit, which she wore solo to perform “I Knew You Were Trouble.”THE LOOK: A black-and-red ombré sequined coatGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift’s ringleader moment from the “Red” tourScott Barbour/TAS
For the “Folklore” portion of her show, Swift wore a lovely custom lavender Alberta Ferretti gown featuring fluttery sleeves, a plunging neckline and lacy details.
In a statement shared with Page Six Style, the designer confirmed she will be creating a “selection” of different looks for the Eras Tour.
I’m honored that she asked me to design dresses for this special occasion. I have always been fascinated by women who constantly question and challenge themselves and Taylor, with her work, has demonstrated to be a multifaceted artist, able to constantly transform and evolve,” Ferretti said.
“Thinking about these stage dresses for her also pushed me to reflect on my career milestones and I think what we have created reflects this journey where the key elements of my style stand out: lightness, femininity, romance, attention to detail and a delicate, gentle seduction.”THE LOOK: A flowing, fluttering Alberta Ferretti gownGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift’s dreamy, bohemian performance looks circa “Folklore” and “Evermore,” like this Etro number she wore during the 2021 Grammysvia Getty Images
“1989” time! To belt out “Style,” “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” “Wildest Dreams” and “Bad Blood” from her bestselling 2014 album, Swift wore an all-over embellished two-piece set by Roberto Cavalli in a rich fuchsia hue.
The matching crop-top-and-skirt combo was strikingly similar to the Lorena Sarbu sets she sported while touring the album, which came in a slew of different shades.THE LOOK: A beaded two-piece top-and-skirt set by Roberto CavalliGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift’s beaded Lorena Sarbu sets from the “1989” tourVisual China Group via Getty Ima
Swift ended her set with a selection of songs from her most recent album, 2022’s “Midnights.”
While performing opening track “Lavender Haze,” she nodded to the tune’s music video with a shaggy coat in the titular hue, which she layered atop a sequined T-shirt dress she later wore solo to sing “Anti-Hero.”THE LOOK: A colorful shaggy coat and sequined dressGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift’s fluffy Free People coat from the “Lavender Haze” music videoTaylor Swift/YouTube
Swift closed out the show in shimmery, shiny fashion, rocking another beaded bodysuit — this time designed by Oscar de la Renta in “Midnights” blue — to perform “Midnight Rain,” “Vigilante S—t,” “Bejeweled” and “Mastermind” before ending the show with “Karma.”
Fans will likely appreciate the parallels between Swift’s sparkling suit and her gem-encrusted “Bejeweled” music video getup.THE LOOK: A beaded, bedazzled Oscar de la Renta number in “Midnights” blueGetty Images for TAS Rights ManaTHE INSPIRATION: Swift’s “Bejeweled” bodysuit by Michael Schmidt StudiosTaylor Swift/YouTube
Last September, Page Six broke the news that Swift had a giant stadium tour in the works.
“Taylor has some really ambitious plans in place,” an insider teased at the time. “She’s excited to get back on the road after such a long but fruitful break.”
This marks Swift’s first tour since 2018, when she played a series of stadiums in support of her album “Reputation” — and for fans who’ve waited five long years to see their pop idol live again, her opening night delivered in terms of both set list and style.