The Super Bowl halftime performers are one of the best parts of the event. Sure, football fans tune in for the actual game, but non-sports fans come here for the show. Over the years, halftime has become more and more spectacle; each musician who graces the stage seems to outdo the next, their sets filled with elaborate pyrotechnics and brighter outfits. This year, global superstar Rihanna will take the main stage on Sunday – and in honor of her upcoming halftime show, Vogue takes a look back at the past few years Some of the best fashion moments from .
Topping the list are Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, who shared the 2013 The protagonist of the Super Bowl. The two pop stars, who never skimped on theatrics, didn’t disappoint, closing out the show with a complementary gold and silver ensemble. Another standout was Lady Gaga and her 2013 halftime show. Who could forget that momentous moment when she began her performance by jumping off the stadium roof, propped up only by thin wires? Her dazzling bodysuit paired with knee-high boots by Donatella Versace made the death-defying stunt look gorgeous.
A year ago, at the Super Bowl, Beyoncé performed with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, but stole the show in a custom military look by DSquared2; Queen Bey Also donned a Rubin Singer all-leather look for her 2013 solo show, though she did invite fellow Destiny Child member Kelly Rowland ( Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams came to welcome the surprise.
As for more retro-chic pieces from past Super Bowls? It’s hard not to think of the Halftime Show without mentioning one of the most discussed performances of all time: Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson taking the stage together. Wardrobe glitches aside, Jackson’s Alexander McQueen leather garments have since become pop culture icons. Equally historic, Prince performed in in a turquoise suit, bright orange shirt and leopard-print guitar straps – a chic look Let the late singer continue to rock in the sudden downpour. As they say, the show must go on!
Here are more moments from the Super Bowl halftime performer.