5 Celebrities Who Have Gone Through a Rock-Chick Phase (Like Taylor Swift)

When Taylor Swift walked onto the Manus x Machina Met Gala red carpet, it signaled the arrival of a new Taylor. Gone was the cute, mousy blonde bob and floor-length satin pink gown she had sported in years past. In its place, we saw a tousled platinum blond cut, striking black lips, a Louis Vuitton snakeskin metallic mini and black knee-high gladiator sandals. Sassy, to say the least.



Taylor Swift at the 2016 Met Gala, wearing Louis Vuitton.

Meet Rock-Chick Taylor—a look that draws a line under the 1989 tour and her T-bar shoe-clad, flippy miniskirt, twee collar–wearing girlhood. It debuted an edgier, adventurous and more exciting stage of style for the songstress. But where did it come from? Not inner angst (we presume), but the front cover of U.S. Vogue—her cover of U.S. Vogue. Naturally, Anna Wintour has reportedly been instrumental in this wardrobe overhaul.

Of course Taylor isn’t the only A-lister to embark upon a style revolution by championing the rock-chick look. Some might see this phase as a rite of passage into fashion stardom, and there's a definite correlation between actioning it and celebrities pushing forward into high-fashion places once it's done with. So we delved back through the archives to bring you our favourite rock-chick makeovers from the past decade or so—from Kim Kardashian West only a few weeks ago through to Angelina Jolie in 2001.

Go through the gallery to see these girls before and after their rock-chick epochs, then keep going to shop some relevant pieces that nail the vibe now…