One in a Million: 12 of Aaliyah’s Best Looks

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It has been thirteen years since beloved R&B star Aaliyah and eight others on her team were tragically killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas. The singer, along with hair stylist Eric Forman, Anthony Dodd, security guard Scott Gallin, video producer Douglas Kratz, stylist Christopher Maldonado, and Blackground Records employees Keith Wallace and Gina Smith were traveling to Florida, having completed filming the video for Aaliyah’s next single “Rock The Boat.” The two-engine plane crashed just seconds after takeoff. Aaliyah was twenty-two-years-old.

It’s strange to realize that Aaliyah has been gone for over a decade since her music, her spirit, and her style are still so present. One cannot deny that current chart-toppers like Rihanna and Jhene Aiko, as well as alt-R&B acts like FKA twigs and Banks have taken notes from the musician, finding inspiration in the seductive and sludgey electro-tinged beats of One In A Million and Aaliyah’s own American Horror Story: Hip Hop Coven aesthetic. Would there be a GHE20G0TH1K without Aaliyah? Would good girl RiRi be willing to go bad? In remembrance of Aaliyah and in acknowledgement of her lasting influence on fashion, we rounded up some of her best looks, from her music videos to her live performances to magazine spreads.

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