Ever since music videos went mainstream with the launch of MTV in the 80’s, Fashion has been a huge factor in the making of a music video. SC lists down the 25 most stylish music videos of all time, in no particular order.
Who Run The World by Beyoncé – This fierce girl power video is more like a couture show, with amazing outfits from McQueen, Gaultier and the likes.
Thriller by Michael Jackson – This one needs no explanation! Thriller remains one of MJ’s greatest videos.
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga – Bad Romance remained YouTube’s most watched video for a long time, not to mention that the visually-arresting futuristic looks were awesome to boot!
Vogue by Madonna – Madge’s most stylish moment was perhaps when she was crooning the lyrics to this stylish song. Strike a pose!
Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey – This video just features closeups of Lana’s face with 20s style waves and makeup. We’re obsessed with the song!
Fashion by David Bowie – The name pretty much says it all.
Baby One More Time by Britney Spears – She made the “sexy school-girl look” a thing. Enough said.
Diva by Beyoncé – Our favourite diva is such a hustler in this one, and a stylish one too!
Born This Way by Lady Gaga – This LGBT anthem is all things fashionable, another testimony to Gaga’s creative genius.
Gucci Gucci by Kreayshawn – This song has a kicking street-style and a lot of name-dropping.
Life on Mars by David Bowie – David Bowie’s weird was legendary, and it totally reflected in his music videos.
Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake – This classic “getting ready” song is basically a lesson in sharp dressing for the male population.
ABC of Fashion by Toro Y Moi – This song will literally teach you the ABCs of High Fashion. Super-cool!
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson – Okay, probably the coolest, most stylish video ever! MJ really could pull off anything.
We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus – Miley stunned the world with her new self with this one. It features “young people” (read, borderline weird) fashion, among a lot of twerking.
Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna – The Material Girl turned into a leather jacket-clad bad girl in this “quintessentially 80s” video.
Cool by Gwen Stefani – A “Roman Holiday” kind of vibe in this video. And of course, where there’s Gwen, there’s leopard print!
Man, I Feel Like A Woman! by Shania Twain – Vintage-style androgyny was key in Twain’s super-stylish video.
Work by Iggy Azalea – A lot of skimpy bustiers and luxe prints featured in this video!
Umbrella by Rihanna – Riri’s simple, lingerie-clad looks totally work for this video.
Fashion Killa by A$AP Rocky featuring Rihanna – Rocky names about every designer in the history of Fashion.
Girl Panic! by Duran Duran – Models in couture clothes, never-ending legs in high heels make up this uber-fashionable video!
Let Me Blow Ya Mind by Eve ft. Gwen Stefani – This one is so 90’s with sporty bright jackets and baggy pants, we love it!
Runaway by Kanye West – Yeezus kills it in a bow tie and a suave suit in this video. Also, ballerinas and a weird bird-lady!
The Universal by Blur – The Blur boys rock all white outfits in this one.