Coachella's Most Iconic Celebrity Outfits From Rihanna to Kendall Jenner

The music festival basically doubles as a fashion show

By Lena Grossman 10 Apr, 2019 10:00 AMTags
Gigi Hadid, 2015 Coachella(Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Coachella 2019 is upon us.

Sure, the popular double weekend-long gathering is technically a music and art festival but it also doubles as a fashion show. Celebrities, influencers and regular folk alike descend upon the Coachella Valley in Indio, Calif. for one weekend apiece where they enjoy a high volume of concerts from music's top talent and even more Instagram uploads.

This year, Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Zedd, Khalid, Kanye West's Sunday Service and more are bringing their best to the stage. Idris Elba will have his own DJ set as well. The festival announced on April 7, however, that Solange will no longer be performing due to "major production delays." 

Coachella is the place for attendees to show off their best style moments and inspiration. From colorful accessories like sunglasses and cross-body bags to visors, hats and boho dresses, everyone dresses to impress despite the desert temperatures.

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Celebrities are no different. Many of them, including RihannaKendall Jenner, Kylie JennerKaty Perry and Vanessa Hudgens, bring their A-game and have cemented themselves as style icons at the festival.

There have been many history-making moments at Coachella as of late. In 2018, Beyoncé turned Coachella into Beychella when she became the first black woman to headline the show. She's now getting her own documentary about it.

Bey brought her fellow Destiny's Child members onstage, accidentally stumbled while attempting to lift her sister and generally just took over the show during her long-awaited return to the stage. 

Also last year, Justin Bieber took an iconic selfie with "Walmart yodeling kid" Mason Ramsey and generally danced his heart out in his Hawaiian shirt. There's never a shortage of moments both in terms of style and personal.

Check out the photos below to see some of the most iconic celebrity outfits from Coachella over the years.

Kendall Jenner & Kylie Jenner

The 23-year-old model rocks a pair of denim Bermuda shorts and suede vest while Kylie balances her off-white outfit with some bright blue hair.

Rihanna

Diamonds are forever for RiRi at Coachella 2017.

Post Malone

Not one for dressing basique, the "Sunflower" singer shows off his flair with his flame-print get-up.

Rihanna

Rihanna has fashion on the brain as she smiles in style in her purple fur coat and neon pink Dr. Martens combat boots.

Cardi B

The Grammy-winning rapper shows off her growing baby bump at Coachella 2018 just one week after revealing on SNL that she and Offset were expecting their first baby. Her all-white outfit at Coachella bore some resemblance to her SNL dress, which was also body-hugging and white. While onstage at the music festival, she rocked a white corset top and white pants designed by Alejandro, which were apparently inspired by TLC.

Kali Uchis

The Columbian-American singer-songwriter lights up the stage with her glimmering gold two-piece.

Jillian Hervey

The singer, dancer and group member of Lion Babe looks fierce and fabulous in her eccentric outfit.

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs stuns on the stage with her bedazzled, bondage-style top and flowy white pants.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry shines as bright as a firework at Coachella in 2010 in every clothing piece from her shoes to her dress to her sunglasses.

Tyler, the Creator

It would have been nearly impossible to miss Tyler, the Creator at Coachella in 2018. The rapper looks in the zone onstage in his "No Violence!" shirt that he pairs with highlighter green shorts and a matching reflective vest. His leopard print hair that he debuted at the 2018 Grammys stand out as well.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi looks like the definition of "boho chic" at the festival in 2015.

Lady Gaga

Never one to disappoint with her outfits, Gaga commands the stage with this all-black ensemble.

Halsey

The "Without Me" singer makes a statement in 2017 with her sheer pants and sparkling bra peering out under her shirt.

Kelela

Mesh dress, cowboy hat and go-go dancer boots? This is a lewk, hunny!

Vanessa Hudgens

The Second Act actress dazzles at the music fest with her colorful crochet dress and newsboy hat.

Selena Gomez

The "I Can't Get Enough" singer is showing off her flower power in her fun, frilly dress and matching bandana.

Miguel

Not only is Miguel wearing an impressive combination of clothing items, but his microphone also got dressed up for the occasion in 2018.

Solange & Beyoncé

Coachella 2018 might as well have been named Beychella because who run the fest? Bey. The Lemonade artist performed onstage with her sister Solange and they both wore sparkling silver outfits. We repeat: who run the fest?

Alessandra Ambrosio

The fashion model is the fashion queen of Coachella, and this tie-dye mesh dress proves why she reigns supreme.

Kendall Jenner & Hailey Baldwin

The model BFFs rock out during a show together in 2015.

Rita Ora

The British singer pairs her fringed get-up with some checkered cowboy boots with cherries on it.

Jared Leto

The Blade Runner 2049 star and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman shows off his flashy style with his animal-print pants, plaid shirt and cut-off white tee.

Dita Von Teese

No one brings high-glamour and elegant vintage fashion quite like Dita Von Teese. She rocks a tropical print dress and a retro-style hat.

Rihanna

The Fenty owner makes everyone buckle up for a wild ride in this lavender outfit.

Beyoncé

The Queen has arrived.

Steve Aoki

The famous DJ really goes there in 2009 with a bright button-filled jacket, acid wash jeans and no shirt.

Emma Roberts

Roberts channels her inner Chanel Oberlin from Scream Queens at the star-studded music festival.

Destiny's Child

Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams gather onstage together for a Destiny's Child reunion at the 2018 show. 

Kendall Jenner & Kylie Jenner

The Jenner sisters show some skin as they pose together at a party at Coachella 2017. Kylie opts for a snakeskin pattern while Kendall goes with a sequin bandeau and flowy pants.

Rihanna

Despite standing in the hot desert sun, Rihanna kept it cool in a pink bodysuit and parachute pants at the 2018 festival.

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We can't wait to see what trends emerge from Coachella this year, which kicks off on Friday, April 12.