Super Bowl halftime performers are one of the best parts of the big event. Sure, football fans tune in for the actual game, but non-sport followers are here for the show. Over the years, the half-time intermission has grown into more and more of a spectacle; each musician to grace the field’s stage seems to outdo the next, their sets filled with elaborate pyrotechnics and even more dazzling costumes. This year, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are co-headlining the 2020 Super Bowl—two pop stars who are especially sure not to skimp out on the theatrics. In honor of their upcoming halftime performance, however, Vogue is looking back at some of the best fashion moments from past years.
Leading the list is Lady Gaga with her 2017 halftime show. Who could forget that major moment when she began her performance by jumping off the roof of the stadium, supported only by thin wires? Her bedazzled bodysuit with matching knee-high boots, designed by Donatella Versace, made the death-defying stunt look somehow glam. A year prior, for Super Bowl 50, Beyoncé co-performed with Coldplay and Bruno Mars but stole the show, wearing a custom military-inspired look by DSquared2; Queen Bey also served up an all-leather look by Rubin Singer in 2013 for her solo show, though she did bring out fellow Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a welcome surprise.