Janelle Monae's Most Striking Black and White Style Moments

ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree Janelle Monae never fails to take style to a new level. Her signature take on black and white never fails to give us vibrant, fresh and new vibes. Behold, Janelle Monae's most fabulous style moments!

Dominique Hobdy Jan, 27, 2017

1 of 13 Ilya S. Savenok

Janelle Monae hosts Fem The Future Brunch sponsored by Toyota on August 27, 2016 in New York City.

2 of 13 Paul Morigi

Janelle Monae at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.

3 of 13 Jon Kopaloff

Janelle Monae arrives at Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017 at Catch LA on January 10, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

4 of 13 Kevork Djansezian

Janelle Monae attends the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Janelle Monae attends the 18th Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros Pictures and InStyle at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

6 of 13 Steve Granitz

Janelle Monae poses at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

7 of 13 Jason LaVeris

Janelle Monae attends the 2016 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

8 of 13 Jeffrey Mayer

Janelle Monae arrives at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

9 of 13 Foc Kan

10 of 13 Barry King

Janelle Monae at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California.

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Janelle Monae arrives at The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

12 of 13 Nicholas Hunt

Janelle Monae attends the "Hidden Figures" New York Special Screening on December 10, 2016 in New York City.

13 of 13 Mike Windle

Janelle Monae attends a special event hosted by Paramount Pictures' Brad Grey with stars from the studio’s films on Saturday, November 12th at the Tower Bar in Los Angeles.