The Difference in the Clothes They Wear
"I think Mick's a joke," said John Lennon in 1970. The comment seemed unduly harsh at the time but, in the decades since then, Mick Jagger has occasionally pushed his rock star look to a ridiculous extreme. Then again, famous musicians aren't known for their stylish restraint. Click through for more dubious examples of rocker fashion.
Do ya think I'm sexy?
In a geisha-inspired getup by Jean Paul Gaultier at the 1999 Grammys. We preferred the cone-shaped bra.
Ah, the '70s.
At the Roxy Theatre in 1979, before purple reigned.
Her favorite mistake at the 2002 Grammys: a suede romper and matching cowboy boots offset by a floor-length denim (or is that faux fur?) duster.
In 1992, shortly before he landed on People magazine's Worst Dressed list.
Channeling John Travolta, circa 1977, at the 2014 Grammys.
Oh, it makes us wonder.
Gussied up for a walk on the wild side.
"I do like my rock stars to be a little larger than life," he once said. Even so, there are times when you might consider taking it down a notch.
With designer Betsey Johnson in 1998. Are you gonna go his way? (That's a rhetorical question.)
The Poison frontman dressed up special for a 2005 MTV event.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
This makes fashion sense—in a parallel universe.
Cyndi Lauper and David Lee Roth
Diamond Dave looking like a rock star cliché in 1986, the year after he quit Van Halen. At least Cyndi has an excuse—she just wants to have fun.
Who wears short shorts? AC/DC's lead guitarist, that's who. But the schoolboy-uniform thing gets old fast.
The Karma Chameleon shows his colors.
Frontman Dee Snider objected to the term "glam metal." How else do you explain it?
Breakin' all the fashion rules.
Okay, it was the heyday of glitter rock. Still, even the most stylish man in rock and roll sometimes went a fashion bridge too far.
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