Björk’s Most Eccentric, Over-the-Top, and Björk-iest Looks of All Time

Ever since she released her debut album 25 years ago, Björk has brought a sense of uniqueness to every red carpet and stage that she graces. Of course, there was the infamous Marjan Pejoski “swan dress” worn to the 2001 Academy Awards (which would later be displayed in the Museum of Modern Art), but it is hardly the first, or last, memorable ensemble from the Icelandic singer. On the red carpet, she tends to opt for quirky, sculptural pieces that could double as artwork, often in metallic shades with an emphasis of glitter. On stage, it is all about the over-the-top costume, often constructed with various, voluminous layers and a matching headpiece for good measure. Here, a look back at 18 of Björk’s most extravagant looks through the years.

Hannah Peters

Bjork performs on stage during the Big Day Out at Mt Smart Stadium on January 18, 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Ron Galella

Bjork at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Jeffrey Mayer

Bjork attends the 2001 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)


Bjork performs at Hammersmith Apollo during her Volta world tour, on April 14, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Mat Szwajkos

Bjork arrives at the IFC Films premiere of “Drawing Restraint 9” at MoMA March 28, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images)

Theo Wargo

Bjork attends the AnOther Magazine and Hudson Jeans Dinner at The Jane Hotel on September 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for AnOther Magazine)

Stephen Lovekin

Bjork during Bjork in Concert at Coney Island – August 23, 2003 at Keyspan Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)

Charles Eshelman

Bjork attends the closing of Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” hosted by Givenchy at The Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)

Dave M. Benett

Bjork attends private dinner hosted by AnOther Magazine to celebrate the latest cover star Bjork at Sake No Hana on September 20, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Jeff Kravitz

Bjork during 1994 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Jamie McCarthy

Bjork attends the 16th Annual Webby Awards on May 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for The Webby Awards)

Rob Ball

Bjork headlines the Orange Stage on day four of Roskilde Festival on July 8, 2012 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Rob Ball/WireImage)

Jeff Kravitz

Bjork performs at What Stage during day 3 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 15, 2013 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Kevin Mazur

Bjork performs onstage during her “Vulnicura” tour at Kings Theatre on March 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Taylor Hill

Bjork performs onstage during 2015 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island on June 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic for Governors Ball Music Festival)

Santiago Felipe

Bjork performs onstage at the 2017 Ceremonia Festival on April 02, 2017 in Toluca, Mexico. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Santiago Felipe

Bjork backstage during Sonar Festival 2017 on June 14, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Redferns)

Santiago Felipe

Bjork onstage during Sonar Music Festival 2017 Q&A on June 14, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Redferns)