Take a look at the most fashionable artists over the past three decades
Most trends start on the edge of a guitar string of one famous musician that every single one of their fans want to be like. Here are some such influential icons in the music industry.
The Ramones (70s)
The Ramones were the first of many bands that originated the alternate genre of punk music. The musicians didn’t bother to dress the part, which at that period was full of pomp and glamour. They rather that they stuck to their frayed jeans, leather jackets and shaggy hair. Little did they know that they had begun the bad boy rockstar aesthetic.
Elvis Presley (70s)
The King of Rock ’n’ Roll wasn’t only know for his grooves. Elvis Presley was known for many things starting from his slick pompadour which many guys of that time strived to imitate to wearing eyeliner
however it was his rhinestone studded pantsuits which were the epitome of fashion, courtesy of Bill Belew, that has influenced many styles that came about till date.
Freddie Mercury and Queen (70s and 80s)
The trail of flamboyance continued from Elvis’s time with the coming of the British band Queen and their main man, Freddie Mercury who brought about the
prevalence of androgyny in fashion. Starting with bell bottoms and dark bobs, Mercury later went on to experiment more with fashion with more bright tight fitting bodysuits and over the top jackets. His signature moustache was only a welcome addition in his later years.
Michael Jackson (70s to 90s)
The ‘Thriller’ singer was the one to put fedoras, single handed gloves, studded jackets and many more on the map during the peak of 90s. Jackson acted true to his words as mentioned in his autobiography ‘Moonwalk’
“If fashion says it’s forbidden, I’m going to do it,”
And he sure found a way to make it fabulous too.
Madonna (80s and 90s)
There wasn’t a time in 1900s when Pop Queen Madonna was not totally iconic. She cut the right balance between punk and gorgeous with her lacy corsets paired with messy jumbles of pearls and her frizzy blonde hair. One of her most notable looks comes from her song ‘Material Girl’, embodying Marilyn Monroe perfectly in her own quintessential manner.
Spice Girls (late 90s)
The Spice Girls represented the fashion trends that were going around in the late 90s. Geri’s Union Jack dress, Mel C original athleisure looks, Emma’s pigtails, Victoria’s black fits and Mel B’s animal prints all perfectly sum up the era and boomed into the early 2000s as well.
Britney Spears (late 90s and 2000s)
Britney dominated the fashion game in the 2000s. ‘Hit me Baby One More Time’ gave rise to tied up shirts and sports bras. Young pop stars nowadays still try to emulate Britney in any way possible. Really, no one could make a huge yellow Boa python around the neck stylish the way she did, though.
Jennifer Lopez (2000s)
Jennifer Lopez is still making fashion statements well into 2023 but if we can’t go without mentioning that one dress that made fashion history which is the famous green Versace dress she wore at Grammys which was so iconic it was revived back in 2020.
Harry Styles (2010s)
Harry Styles joins the ranks of Elvis and Freddie Mercury, having transcended the boundaries of fashion. Shedding his boy band days image, Styles had went on to create a style of his own, which went beyond all gender norms and stereotypes.
BTS has changed the footnotes of fashion for a whole new generation, not just in one nation but all over the world. They have totally redefined the standards of masculinity, sending shockwaves across current trends. With their popularity, ‘self expression’ has taken new roots in our society.
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