Wednesday, July 24, 2024
music

Famous musicians known for their style

For many years, singers and musicians have captivated audiences with not just their talent for performing but also their fashion choices and unique styles. These choices, ranging from modern-day red-carpet trailblazers to edgy streetwear, have redefined and amplified their influence both on and off the stage.

We take a look at some musicians who have revolutionised the music and fashion industry, transforming both landscapes with their dedication both to sounding and looking good.

Jay-Z

From oversized shirts and baggy denim jeans to custom-tailored suits and expensive jewellery, Jay-Z has switched up his style several times over the years, yet still remained a fashion icon. He’s also started many trends such as the Yankee hat, striped button-ups, and all-white air forces.

Not only is Jay-Z a successful rapper but he is an avid watch collector. One of Jay-Z’s most extravagant watches in his collection was actually gifted to him by his wife, Beyoncé, for his birthday in 2012. The iconic Big Bang watch from Hublot was encrusted with 1,282 diamonds, including over 100 carats of baguette diamonds and a white gold case.

Hublot has stated this is one of the most valuable pieces they’ve ever made and took more than 40 months to construct.

Rihanna

As a self-made billionaire through her fashion and beauty empire, Rhianna has certainly dominated the industry. Since her music debut in 2005, there’s really no look she hasn’t tried and made her own, from the Swarovski crystal-encrusted dress at the CFDA awards in 2014 to her Jean Paul Gaultier frilled semi-sheer gown on the red carpet in 2011.

One of Rhianna’s most recent outfits that turned heads was her striking Loewe red cargo jumpsuit at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show. She paired this with an Alaia coat and MM6 Maison Margiela x Solomon trainers – and probably the most avant-garde trend of them all, a glossy red breastplate. She also gave one of her best-ever performances, all while being pregnant, redefining what conventional maternity wear should be.

Lady Gaga

No other pop star has reinvented their style more than Lady Gaga. At the start of her highly successful career, she donned her most controversial outfits, each with a specific emotional or political message behind it. Those that stand out include the Kermit coat, the Telephone Chapeau, and the Met Gala Barbie. And who of course could forget the dress made entirely of raw meat at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards?

Her more recent red-carpet events have still caught the eyes of the audience but for different reasons. Her outfits are much more elegant and simple yet jaw-droppingly beautiful. Take the Marilyn Monroe-inspired outfit at the 2016 Golden Globes for example. The black velvet Atelier Versace gown with a plunging neckline and padded hips was the perfect ensemble for her to later accept the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.