A Look at Cher’s Iconic Style

Few people in the history of popular culture have left as indelible a mark on both music and fashion history as Cher. Her eclectic style has inspired fashionistas for decades, and the ’70s were an era that turned her into an icon. During those years, she truly cemented her fashion-forward status with her ability to effortlessly combine glam rock, bohemian chic and disco fever into a unique and ever-evolving look. The American singer and actress has never been afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to fashion.

Bob Mackie was first given the task of dressing Cher when she appeared as a guest on “The Carol Burnett Show” in 1967. The collaboration with Mackie then launched Cher’s pioneering career as a style superstar. “We hit it off right away,” Mackie said. Cher called Mackie to dress her for special occasions, and when “The Sonny and Cher Show” aired, she asked Mackie to design her costumes. The show was only supposed to be a summer backup series, but it became a huge hit. That’s when Mackie started designing for Cher. She says she’s created hundreds of outfits, from standout red carpet events to her dazzling outfits on tour.

The Goddess of Pop, Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere), remains an undisputed fashion pioneer today. She radically expressed female representation in the male-dominated music industry throughout the 1960s and 1970s with an ultra-feminine radiance.

We take a nostalgic journey through Cher’s unique world of style and discover some of her most influential looks.

1972
Many of the iconic looks of the American singer and actress were remembered with the television program ‘The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour’. In this promotional portrait of herself singing, she wore a sequined two-piece costume with a matching hair accessory. Cher had already discovered cuff bracelets, which have played a leading role in accessory trends in recent seasons.

1972
The actress wore a two-piece floral suit in another promotional photo of the show ‘The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour’. In the portrait taken while she was singing into the microphone, she chose a suit that exposed her belly, long earrings, bold red nails and her hair pulled back.

1973
Cher attended the 1973 Oscars wearing a Bob Mackie two-piece covered in gold and glitter, with hoop earrings, long pink nails and stunning abs. She wasn’t even nominated for an award, but she still managed to be the most eye-catching name of the whole night with her magnificent style.

1973
When it comes to effortlessly cool everyday style, Cher is making a name for herself again. Sonny Bono at St. Petersburg in New York City. This style moment seen at the St. Regis Hotel proves it. Adding a Cher touch by tying the light color suit from the front; She completed her look with platform shoes, her signature long tresses, layered necklaces and signature eye makeup.

1974
Cher dazzled everyone on the Grammys red carpet with her sheer white dress, mauve nails and giant butterfly barrette on her head. Not only was this an unforgettable appearance, but she also turned heads with her new relationship. The butterfly metaphor did not go unnoticed by Grammy attendees, as this was Cher’s first public appearance since filming the final episode of the Sonny & Cher show. Additionally, the ceremony was the first major event Cher attended with her new boyfriend, record executive David Geffen. Just a month ago, her 11-year marriage and iconic career partnership with Sonny went official.

1974
Before we called them “naked dresses,” Cher was wearing them, and her iconic Bob Mackie MET Gala dress from 1974 may be the most famous example of this. Designed in keeping with the theme of “Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design”, the dress featured stunningly sheer, meticulously sewn beading and luxurious feathered sleeve details. It was created by the designer from soufflé, a French fabric that was banned in the United States at the time. This style made its mark at the time, and when she later wore it on the cover of TIME magazine, this issue was banned in many cities in the USA.

1977
The singer loved classic, comfortable and slightly rebellious details in her everyday style moments. His looks, in which he pairs a cowboy hat with jeans, a belt, a shirt and tall boots, constitute his signature style.

1977
Cher attended the premiere of “Joseph Andrews” at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles in 1977. She offered a mermaid vibe with her blue and gold sequined look. Considering that she would later star in the 1990 movie Mermaid, she had practiced her style.

1978
The actress posed for a portrait in Los Angeles, California, on April 9, 1978. She wore another Bob Mackie design, a shiny embroidered deep v-neck stretch jumpsuit and metallic knee-high boots, with her long and fluffy curls.

1985
The actress attended the MET Gala, which had the theme “Royal Costumes of India”, with fashion designer Bob Mackie, who is a landmark in her style. Mackie said this look, which is among the star’s iconic style moments, is one of her favorites. “The skirt was plain and black. The top consisted of a layer of thin tulle and beads. The rest showed skin. Anywhere that wasn’t black was his skin. “There were also ear cuffs that people went crazy over.” The dazzling dress was completed with ’80s lavender smokey eye makeup.

1986
Cher’s 1986 Oscars look is truly flamboyant and iconic. He was there to present the award for Best Supporting Actor, but it was Bob Mackie who really stole the show with his feathered headdress and black beaded look.

1988
The year she won the Best Actress Oscar for Moonstruck, Cher chose a sheer, body-hugging dress, also by Bob Mackie. She paired the glitter-covered, low-cut dress with a matching shawl and earrings. And she completed her look with her signature bouffant hair and smokey eye makeup. Cher’s bold and eye-catching style became a talking point in the fashion world during and after that period and remains a memorable look to this day.

1994
On February 22, 1994, the singer attended the DARE event at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, featuring Richard Tyler’s new collection and Johnny Depp’s first short film, “Banter”. She wore black leather pants with a chain belt, a white top, a textured vest and a white jacket. This was a style moment that reflected the rebellious and cool side of her style.

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