One lowlight of fame is having documented proof of your fashion fails splashed across the Internet, but over the past decade, hip-hop and R&B artists have traded in their comfortable street wear and bold outfits for refined, red carpet-ready styles. To kick off New York Fashion Week 2011, which begins today (Sept. 8), The BoomBox showcases 15 style transformations, from the beauty of Beyonce to skater boy Lil Wayne.

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