Retro Snap…Vogue Paris, Fall 1983 Haute Couture Edition. Photographer: Guy Bourdin
Guy Bourdin knew that in fashion, it’s rarely the product that seduces us, it’s the image. The images he created were sensual and provocative. Dark, lust-filled fantasies…perfect for a decade known for it’s decadence.
Madonna, “Like a Virgin” photo shoot, 1984 by Steven Meisel
Lace, lingerie, big hair, defined eyebrows, and accessories galore…Madonna’s influence on fashion during the 1980s is undeniable. Her unforgettable ensemble from the 1984 album “Like a Virgin” changed the fashion scene and created a whole new style. The iconic cover photo made Madonna the epitome of cool and a true style icon.
She’s so unusual!! What would the 80s have been without Cyndi Lauper?! She mixed, and matched (yes even clashed), colors, patterns, and textures to create a look that was totally unique. A true fashion pioneer, she changed the popular image of what was pretty. You could be bold, edgy, different…and beautiful!
Happy 59th Birthday Cyndi!!!
Happy 53rd Birthday to style icon…Morrissey.
The Smiths were one of the most influential alternative rock bands of the 80s, even though the band only lasted until 1987. They, along with their former lead singer and lyricist, Steven Patrick Morrissey, continue to inspire and influence even today’s alternative scene.
Morrissey has reached iconic status both in music and style. He managed to make geek chic edgy and rebellious. Morrissey’s look was influenced by the 50s and James Dean. He was famous for his teddy boy quiff and wire-rimmed glasses with chunky sweaters, button-down shirts, and slim jeans. It’s an effortless look that remains fashionable to this day.
Over time his look has become more sophisticated; today, his choice of stylish attire includes tailored suits, blazers, and shirts and ties.
Adam “MCA” Yauch, a founding member of the pioneering rap band Beastie Boys passed away today. The Beastie Boys began as a hardcore punk rock band, but by the mid ’80s they had switched to the rap style for which they were known. Their album “Licensed to Ill” changed the music scene when it was released in 1986. Their music and style influenced a whole generation. RIP MCA, “You think this story’s over but it’s ready to begin.”