The music industry has been one of the strongest influances of fashion. For decades music and fashion have gone hand and hand. Music and fashion are like peanut butter and jelly: they are made for each other. A variety of artists have made it nessicary to manifest their musical personality into their wardrobe. There are so many examples of this in past and present musical history.
Below are a few of those examples:
The Beatles with there signature bowl haircuts and matching suits
Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Diana Ross were curled, frizzed and permed to hight heaven. They made the bouffant popular.
Robert plant from Led Zeppelin made a very definant style statement with his bright, tight bellbottoms, boots, frizzy hair, and open button shirts.
Elton John made bright Jackets, rings, accessory and over the top hats fashionable.
Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac was 70's BoHo chic at its best with her floppy straw hats, bell sleeves, suede boots, fringe, and crochet details.
David Bowie is the rock legend of fashion and artistic style
Michael Jackson with his leather jacket, skinny jeans, and one glove
Maddonna was perhaps one of the biggest fashion iconsof the 80's and beyond. Her cone bra, rubber bracelets, headbands, lace gloves, bleach blonde hair, and red lips ala material girl herself.
Nirvana made grunge fashionable with plaid and flannels, oversized tee shirts, scuffed sneakers, and long hair.
Run DMC and there Adidas phenomenon. The shoe went right with the rap song and the sales skyrocketed.
This list could go on forever. The Music and fashion industry have become so intertwined that recording artists are now using fame to sell their own fashion lines. J-LO and Gwen Stafani are just a couple examples of entertainers that are chasing the marriage between music and fashion.