It all kicked off in Glendale, Arizona, last night, and Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour outfits did not disappoint.
Ceremoniously renamed “Swift City” for Friday and Saturday, the city of Glendale was treated to the opening night of the singer’s highly-anticipated 2023 tour. Having already broken records with ticket sales — selling 2.4 million tickets in a single day — Swifties were treated to a 44-song set list, complete with a plethora of bedazzling outfit changes to set the tone.
Swift didn’t take her fans through her 10 albums chronologically, though. Instead, she opted to mix up her “eras,” beginning with the 2019 album Lover and then going into 2020’s Evermore. Reputation came next, followed by a brief dip into Speak Now before seamlessly transitioning into Red, Folklore and 1989. “Tim McGraw,” a song from her first, self-titled album, featured as it does in all of her tours.
The 33-year-old then ended the night with Midnights, her most recent release to bring it back to the now. As much as her endurance and dedication cannot be overlooked, it was the outfit changes that really punctuated each chapter of the show. Sporting custom designs from the likes of Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti and Oscar de la Renta, Swift proved that she knows the power of fashion all too well. Each look was thoughtfully crafted, nodding to her past eras with a renewed appreciation.
See all the glittering looks from the first nights of the Eras Tour below.
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Outfit Changes
Swift began with hits from her Lover album while wearing this thematic bedazzled bodysuit by Versace.
But for “The Man,” she played on business-chic with a bedazzled Versace blazer and matching Christian Louboutin knee-high boots.
The boots stuck around for the Fearless era, but a glittering flapper mini dress was a homage to the Roberto Cavalli number she wore when initially touring the album.
Next up was Evermore, where she wore a Cottagecore-inspired Etro lace-up dress with golden embroidery for the folksy album.
Reputation called for something a little more daring. Swift made a statement in an asymmetrical black body suit with red snake detailing by Roberto Cavalli, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the feuds that inspired much of the album.
Though the only song Swift performed from Speak Now was “Enchanted,” the Cinderella-esque ball gown by Nicole + Felicia that she floated out captured the audience.
The next night’s Zuhair Murad had a similar breathtaking effect.
The iconic bowler hat from her video clip was brought back for “22” to kick off the Red era.
But she pulled out something special for the 10-minute version of “All Too Well” — a sparkling red trench coat that matched her guitar.
Her Folkore look was a little more pared back, just like the album. Wearing a mauve-hued sheer gown with ruffles and wide sleeves by Alberta Ferretti, the bohemian dress moved beautifully with her on stage and matched the mossy backdrop.
For the next evening, she switched it up with this white ethereal Alberta Ferretti dress.
For 1989, Swift pulled out this magenta two-piece set with fringing that worked great for the dance numbers.
Still in 1989‘s color palette, she wore a magenta ruffled dress for an acoustic performance of “Mirrorball” and “Tim McGraw.”
The Midnights portion of the evening began with the song “Lavender Haze,” so, naturally, the singer donned a lavender faux fur coat by Oscar de la Renta over a sparkly mini dress.
Before changing into this Burlesque-style navy blue bodysuit by Oscar de la Renta and matching Louboutin knee-high boots.