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Janelle Monáe Is The Dapper Queen

With her androgynous beauty and menswear-inspired dapper duds, Monáe is queering the way we look at music and fashion.

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And she's doing it while reminding us that you don't have to be gay to be queer.

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"The lesbian community has tried to claim me, but I only date androids." - Janelle responding to assumptions she is gay.

As for her dapper duds, you won't see her in vibrant spring shades anytime soon.

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She takes her androgynous style to the next level with black and white slacks, saddle-shoes, and suspenders.

Her uniform tuxedo is inspired by Marlene Dietrich and pays homage to her working class family.

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"My mother, who was a janitor, and my father, who drove trash trucks. It pays homage to how they put on a uniform every day and turned nothing into something."

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