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Beyonce recalls fashions from the past

The star dresses up like Josephine Baker and Sharon Stone

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“Baby, I swear it’s déjà vu,” sings Beyoncé on her new CD. And it is, judging from her recent nods to looks of the past.

WHITE HEAT
In her passionate video for current single ”Ring the Alarm,” Ms. B rocks a sleek, sleeveless sheath similar to the getup Sharon Stone wore during the infamous interrogation scene in Basic Instinct.

IT’S B-A-N-A-N-A-S
Paying tribute to Josephine Baker, the legendary dancer-actress of the ’20s and ’30s, Beyoncé wears a copy of her risqué fruity costume at September’s Fashion Rocks concert.

DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS
Beyoncé’s dramatic entrance and outfit at the 2006 VMAs echoes Angelina Jolie’s lady-assassin black-vinyl-and-trench-coat ensemble in 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith.