She can still make the whole place glow.
Taylor Swift kicked off her long-awaited Eras Tour on Friday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 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 biggest hits from each of her previous albums, the pop superstar paid tribute to memorable looks from her many eras of style over the years.
Swift kicked off the show by performing songs from “Lover” like “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince” and “Cruel Summer,” dressed in an Atelier Versace bodysuit and Christian Louboutin boots embellished with crystals in pastel tones befitting the sweet synth-pop of the album.
Swift then performed a trio of hits from “Fearless,” including the title track along with “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me.”
Her gold-fringed flapper dress should look familiar to fans of the singer’s previous eras, as it’s nearly identical to the one she wore during her “Speak Now” tour in 2011.
The only change? In place of her once signature curls, Swift wore her hair in an elegant blowout.
“Evermore” required an appropriately “cottagecore” costume change, with Swift donning a flowing marigold corset gown by Etro to sing songs like “’Tis the Damn Season” and “Champagne Problems”.
She even added a forest green velvet cover, also by Etro, to “Willow,” mirroring her look from the music video for that track.
Before treating the crowd to songs from her darker, edgier era of “Reputation,” the superstar donned an asymmetrical bodysuit adorned with a bright red snake – a new and improved version of a similar single-sleeve style she wore during her tour. 2018 in support of the public. of this album.
Though Swift didn’t dedicate much of her set list to the “Speak Now” era, she opted for another quick change before moving on to “Enchanted.”
And the gold Nicole + Felicia Couture ball gown she wore to introduce the romantic sash was a perfect copy of the sequined Valentino gown and full skirt she wore while touring for her third studio album in 2011.
Next was a trip into Swift’s “Red” era, with the musician recreating her look from her “22” music video almost note for note.
Attentive fans were quick to notice, however, that she changed the message on her sequin T-shirt.
While the original said, “There’s not much going on right now,” Swift appropriately nullified the first word of the sentence this time around.
To sing her 10-minute rendition of the fan-favorite “All Too Well,” Swift chose a scarlet and black sequined coat, a more grown-up version of the iconic leader costume she wore during her 2013 “Red” tour.
She layered the look over a matching bodysuit, which she wore alone to sing “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
For the “Folklore” portion of her show, Swift wore a beautiful custom Alberta Ferretti lavender gown with flowing sleeves, plunging neckline and lace details.
In a statement shared with Page Six Style, the stylist confirmed that she will be creating a “selection” of different looks for the Eras Tour.
I am honored that she asked me to design dresses for this special occasion. I have always been fascinated by women who are constantly questioning and challenging themselves and Taylor, with her work, has shown herself to be a multifaceted artist, capable of constantly transforming and evolving,” said Ferretti.
“Thinking about these stage dresses for her also led me to reflect on my career milestones and I think what we created reflects that journey where the key elements of my style stand out: lightness, femininity, romance, attention to detail and a delicate touch, smooth seduction.”
“1989” time! To sing “Style,” “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” “Wildest Dreams” and “Bad Blood” from her best-selling 2014 album, Swift used a two-piece ensemble all embellished by Roberto Cavalli in a rich tonality. fuchsia.
The top and matching skirt combo was strikingly similar to the Lorena Sarbu ensembles she wore while touring for the album, which came in a number of different shades.
Swift ended her set with a selection of songs from her most recent album, 2022’s “Midnights”.
While performing the opening track “Lavender Haze,” she nodded to the song’s music video with a fuzzy coat in the titular hue, which she layered over a sequined T-shirt dress she later wore solo to sing “Anti-Hero.” .
Swift ended the show in bright, glittering fashion, wearing 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 sparkly suit and her gem-encrusted “Bejeweled” music video outfit.
Last September, Page Six broke the news that Swift had a massive tour underway.
“Taylor has some really ambitious plans,” said a source at the time. “She is excited to be 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 “Reputation” album – and for fans who have waited five long years to see their pop idol live again, her opening night delivered in terms of both. list of sets and style.