Turn back time
Celebrating Cher's Infamous Style
Not only an accomplished singer and actress, Cher is also known as one of the most influential fashion visioniaries of our time. The epitome of glitz and glamour, Cher defined every decade with her avant-garde style and dynamic hairdos. Leading the charge in the 60s with her cool hippie style, to the 70s in her bejeweled bodysuits and gowns, all the way up to the 80s with the biggest hair anyone has ever been able to pull off, Cher has been a fashion icon for quite some time now.
In anticipation of her 70th birthday on the 20th of May, the team at Stylight is ‘turning back time’ to feature our all-time favorite Cher looks. Read on to see her indisputable yet memorable influences!
Beyond the Hair
When her career took off in 1965, with partner Sonny in their first hit “I got you babe,” so did her deserved notoriety for the hippie trend. By November 1969, she appeared on the cover of Vogue US, shot by Richard Avedon, and during the 70’s, she landed 5 additional Vogue covers. Cher owes her flamboyant looks rich in feathers, beads and sheer fabrics to designer Bob Mackie who had been designing her outfits since 1972. Bob Mackie was also the designer behind the outrageous sheer gowns and headdresses she wore during the Academy Awards, the styles she debuted during Sonny and Cher, and the costumes in her music videos, including the imfamous “Half-breed.” In 1999, the recording artist was honored with the ‘Special Award’ from the CFDA for her influence on the fashion industry as a whole.
In 2015 Cher celebrated 50 years on the Billboard Charts, and became the first artist in the industry to have a #1 Billboard single for 6 consecutive decades. As the decade’s fashion trends evolved, so did Cher’s style in her music videos. From the 60s folk and floral prints, to the 70s sequinned disco glam, to the 80’s leotards and leather jackets, all the way to the 90’s pop style, Cher released 25 studio records under her name, and in 2003 was awarded with an Emmy for her Farewell tour.
In the 80s, one of our favorite memories of Cher’s style was her look in the film, Mermaids, which was released in 1990. In 2010 she accompanied Chrisitina Aguilera in the film Burlesque and proved that her vocal and acting skills are still what they were 30 years ago.
Thankfully for us, Cher doesn’t seem to be in a rush to retire from the spotlight. Not too long ago, she was the protagonist of the Marc Jacobs A/W 15 campaign. In March, she tweeted a pic of her and her mom captioned, “this is what 70 and 90 look like in my family” -- and we must say, it looks pretty damn good from here! Happy birthday Cher!
What's your favorite Cher look? Did we miss any?