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November 21, 2019

Cher and Her Iconic Outfits Through Time

A singer, an actress, a television host, a Hollywood legend and the Goddess of Pop, Cher has adopted and innovated a variety of styles and looks during her six-decade-long career. From the hippie fashion with bell-bottoms and bandanas to racier leather and lace pieces, Cher emerged as a fashion trendsetter, a sex symbol, a cultural phenomenon who fought against the network censors and the “pioneer of the belly beautiful” dubbed by People magazine. “In this era I could hardly take a bad picture,” Cher recalls her ‘70s and ‘80s outfits in an exclusive video for Vogue. “All my clothes were fabulous, and I loved them. I spent pretty much all of my time naked.”

Let’s take a look back at the icon’s fancy costumes through her impressive career:

1965. Sonny and Cher at Hilton Hotel during a press reception, London. Photo by Eric Harlow.

1966. Cher poses for a portrait wearing a fur coat. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.

1968. Sonny Bono, in a Mongolian lamb's wool jacket, and Cher, in a long fur overcoat trimmed with leopard fur, walk arm-in-arm down the sidewalk, New York City. Photo by Jack Robinson.

1968. Sonny Bono and Cher point guns toward the camera as they pose for a portrait. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.

1970. Sonny Bono and Cher pose for a promotional photo for 'The Sonny and Cher Show.' Photo by Martin Mills.

1970. Cher wearing snakeskin boots and a chiffon dress by Zandra Rhodes. Photo by Charles Tracy for Vogue.

1972. Cher in a cutout gown for a portrait session during the 'The Sonny and Cher Show' years. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.

1972. Promotional portrait of Cher in a semi-transparent outfit with a feathered headdress for the television variety show 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.' Photo by CBS Photo.

1972. Promotional portrait of Cher, dressed in fringed outfit, for the television variety show 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.' Photo by CBS Photo.

1972. Promotional portrait of Cher as she sings into a microphone for the television variety show 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.' Photo by CBS Photo.

1972. Promotional portrait of Cher for the television variety show 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.' Photo by CBS Photo.

1972. Promotional portrait of Cher as she sings from a cloud of fog for the television variety show 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.' Photo by CBS Photo.

Cher performs onstage, 1972. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.

1973. Cher and Sonny Bono attend the 45th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Photo by Ron Galella.

1973. Cher as Sadie Thompson on the television variety show 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.' Photo by Bettmann.

1973. Cher wears beaded jewellery as she stands with arms folded in a Native American Poncho at the premiere of 'Last Tango in Paris.' Photo by Frank Edwards.

1974. Cher attends an event in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.

1974. Cher attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Insitute Gala Exhibition 'Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design' in New York City. Photo by Ron Galella.

1975. Cher performs onstage. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.

1975. Cher, wearing a tuxedo and top hat, holds a red rose. Photo by Bettmann.

1975. Cher performs onstage at the Rock Music Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.

1978. Cher poses for a Fashion Session in a Bob Mackie Creation in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry Langdon.

1978. Cher poses for a Fashion Session in a Bob Mackie Creation in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry Langdon.

1978. Cher poses for a Fashion Session in a Bob Mackie Creation in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry Langdon.

1978. Cher poses for a Fashion Session in a Bob Mackie Creation in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry Langdon.

1978. Cher poses for a Fashion Session in a Bob Mackie Creation in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry Langdon.

1979. Nile Rodgers, Cher and Alfa Anderson attend the Billboard Magazine's 1978 Disco Convention Banquet at the New York Hilton Hotel, New York City. Photo by Ron Galella.

1979. Cher poses for an album cover session for 'The Prisoner' on Casablanca Records in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry Langdon.

1983. Cher attends the 55th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Ron Galella.

1984. Cher with Val Kilmer at the 56th Annual Academy Awards. Photo by Ron Galella.

1986. Cher attends the 58th Annual Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Smeal.

1988. Cher holds her Academy Award for Best Actress at the 60th Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Smeal.

1988. Cher speaks to the press at her Halloween party to promote her new fragrance Uninhibited at Century Paramount Hotel in New York City. Photo by Ron Galella.

1992. Cher performs on stage at Wembley Arena on her 'Love Hurts' tour in London. Photo by Pete Still.




1 comment:

  1. I remember Sonny once saying Cher always had terrible body odor.

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