She’s in her innovator era.
Taylor Swift took a break from her Eras Tour to attend Monday night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards 2023, where she’s set to be honored with the Innovator Award during the ceremony.
And while she skipped the red carpet, the pop superstar popped up inside the ceremony, clad in a crystal-covered hooded jacket, pants and boots from Alexandre Vauthier Couture that lent the look of a jumpsuit (and could’ve been plucked straight from her “Reputation” era).
Swift wore her hair sleek and straight, completing her futuristic fashion moment with a silvery smoky eye, glossy nude lip and iridescent manicure, along with jewelry from KatKim and Anita Ko.
Swift’s look was covered from head to toe in shimmering crystals.Variety via Getty Images
She finished her outfit with a silvery smoky eye and nude lip.Variety via Getty Images
Per iHeartRadio’s press release, the Innovator Award is bestowed on an artist who has “impacted global pop culture throughout their career.”
Past recipients include Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, U2, Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper and Alicia Keys.
Phoebe Bridgers, Swift’s “Nothing New” collaborator and one of the opening acts on her Eras Tour, introduced her during the telecast.
Artists including Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake and Dolly Parton also spoke about her work and impact on the music industry in a video tribute that played before she took the stage to accept the honor.
Phoebe Bridgers introduced Swift as this year’s Innovator Award recipient.Getty Images for iHeartRadio
“I think the coolest ideas, motivations or choices are the ones that set a new precedent,” Swift said during her acceptance speech.Getty Images for iHeartRadio
Swift is among the night’s most nominated artists.She’s up for a total of seven awards: Song of the Year, Best Lyrics and Best Music Video (all for “Anti-Hero”), TikTok Bop of the Year (“Bejeweled”), Favorite Use of a Sample (“Question…?”), Best Fan Army and Artist of the Year.
While she’s not scheduled to perform during the Lenny Kravitz-hosted ceremony, viewers can look forward to seeing Pink (who’s receiving the Icon Award), Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Latto, Coldplay and Pat Benatar take the stage, among others.