There's no doubt music has a tremendous influence over fashion and how people dress. Musicians in particular have become fashion icons for many, myself included, as I look to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Izzy Stradlin for inspiration. Think of the magnificent Axl Rose in his heyday — oversized leather and tight, tight bicyle shorts. This influenced his good friend Donatella Versace to re-create a look on the catwalk that was oddly familiar to the fiery redhead singer and was recognized throughout the '90s as a signature trend.
Then there's David Bowie and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, who styled a generation through its decadence of glitz and glamour. Go back to the '60s when Beatlemania was overtaking the world and London was the fashion hotspot. Paco Rabanne was the designer and his style of prints, PVC, and tailoring dressed the nation. Skirts had never been so short and boots so high. A rebellion against the classic and conservative style of the '50s with their full netted skirts, when showing some ankle was seen as incredibly risque. It was a fresh and exciting time, there was a new movement in music and with it fashion.
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