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.
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.
“Evermore” called for a suitably “cottagecore” costume change, with Swift donning a flowing marigold corset gown by Etro to sing songs including “‘Tis the Damn Season” and “Champagne Problems.”
She even added a forest green velvet cloak, also by Etro, 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
“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.
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.”
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.
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.
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