Happy birthday, Justin Timberlake! The smooth singer turns 33 today and has a lot to celebrate. He’s been in demand on the awards-show circuit this season: Nominated for a whopping seven Grammys, he won three— including Best Music Video for "Suit & Tie" with Jay Z, Best R&B song for "Pusher Love Girl," and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay Z on "Holy Grail"—at this year’s Golden Globes he was nominated for Best Original Song for co-writing “Please Mr. Kennedy” for Inside Llewyn Davis, in which he also appeared.
And Justin is bringing couture to the concert hall on his 20/20 Experience World Tour: Tom Ford designed eight different outfits for the singer and 600 individual looks for Justin, his band, his dancers and backup singers. Up next for the newlywed, who celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary with wife Jessica Biel on Oct. 19: spending the spring and summer on the road on his 20/20 Experience world tour. There are still chances to see him in his "Suit & Tie" live! To celebrate Justin’s birthday, look back at his style evolution—from his colorful boy-band days with ‘N Sync to his debonair look now!
1. Justin Timberlake's Style Evolution
We're celebrating Justin Timberlake's 30th birthday with a look back at his most memorable looks. See how JT went from his 'N Sync synchronized wardrobe days to his current perch as William Rast co-designer and millennial style icon.
September 6, 1998Crimes of fashion, boy band style! Timberlake wore an oversize blue tweed jacket with-what else?-matching paisley velvet trousers. He and his fellow group members celebrated their self-titled debut album at the Billboard Awards.
2. January 8, 2001
Nothing says love like matching outfits- Timberlake coordinated with then-girlfriend Britney Spears for the American Music Awards. "They do a lot of denim," stylist Rachel Zoe told People. "They have things custom-made in denim with denim studs, denim tie-dye, dazzle denim."
3. September 6, 2001
Read his chest: "Nasty." Timberlake performed "Pop" alongside his group at the MTV Video Music Awards in a graffiti-sprayed getup. A bedazzled D&G belt provided a not-so-subtle finishing touch.
4. August 29, 2002
Timberlake performed "Like I Love You" solo at the MTV Video Music Awards in an oversize suit with leather cuffs. His fedora and sneakers would prove to be signature accessories.
5. March 1, 2003
JT flaunted some major rocks-solitaire earrings and an initial pendant-at the Soul Train Music Awards. He kept the rest of his red-carpet look casual, layering a suede bomber over a hoodie and herringbone trousers.
6. February 8, 2004
He scruffed up a suit at the Grammys (where he picked up two awards) with stubble, sneakers and a salmon shirt.
7. June 3, 2006
Timberlake brought out his baby blues at the MTV Movie Awards with an azure sweater.
8. February 11, 2007
Looking sexy and grown, Timberlake rocked a silver Prada suit at the Grammys. He won two awards for cuts off of FutureSex/ LoveSounds.
9. June 11, 2008
Proving his knack for clever layering, Timberlake sported a leather bomber over a shirt and tie at the L.A. premiere of Love Guru.
10. September 5, 2008
He's his own best model! Timberlake promoted his clothing label (with co-designer Trace Ayala) William Rast at the Fashion Rocks concert.
11. April 30, 2009
He celebrated the 100th anniversary of Cartier by adding carats and carats of the brand's diamonds to his tweed William Rast suit.
12. May 4, 2009
JT went Clark Kent chic at the Costume Institute Benefit Gala in retro specs and a bespoke William Rast tuxedo.
13. September 29, 2010
Looking every inch the serious actor, the Social Network star wore a double-breasted cardigan and waxed denim jeans to the Cinema Society screening of the flick.
14. October 7, 2010
Timberlake got sartorially professorial at a London event for The Social Network in a narrow tie, tweed vest and dark-rimmed glasses.