May 25, 2012

Musically Styled

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

The Beatles
Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Diana Ross were curled, frizzed and permed to hight heaven.  They made the bouffant popular.

Chaka Khan
Robert plant from Led Zeppelin made a very definant style statement with his bright, tight bellbottoms, boots, frizzy hair, and open button shirts.

Robert plant w/ Led Zeppelin
Elton John made bright Jackets, rings, accessory and over the top hats fashionable.

Elton John wearing one of his over-the-top hats
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.

Stevie Nicks
Kiss was a huge fashion stateent with their black and white makeup and glittery go-go boots

David Bowie is the rock legend of fashion and artistic style

David Bowie
Michael Jackson with his leather jacket, skinny jeans, and one glove

The many looks of Michael Jackson

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.

The Sex Pistols made grungy clothes with mohawks, peircings, and clothes as a statement.  I.E. their ever popual anarchy symbol

The Sex Pistols
Nirvana made grunge fashionable with plaid and flannels, oversized tee shirts, scuffed sneakers, and long hair.

Kurt Kobain w/ Nirvana

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.

Gwen Stafani

J Lo
Music icons have influanced fashion throughout the decades.  It would be hard to imagine any of the above icons without their signature style.  Perhaps Coco Chanel said it best, "Fashion is not something that exists in dressing only.  Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

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