Another celebrity fashion style icon–this week it’s Mick Jagger!
Welcome back to our series on celebrity fashion icons. Our featured sharp-dresser this time around is our first male style icon: Sir Michael Phillip Jagger, known to the world as Mick.
We recently had the opportunity to visit the Rolling Stones “Exhibitionism” exhibit, and were struck by Mick’s fashion style. He reinvented his look several times. The exhibit had many of Mick’s outfits on display, and we’d love to share them with you.
The Rolling Stones started their careers in the early 60’s trying to be similar to the Beatles, with suits and skinny ties. Soon they figured out their own unique look.
This was the mid sixties, so the look was mod. Not a copy of the Beatles, but still a mod dandy, all houndstooth, stripes and plaid. Carnaby Street was where the Stones settled on their look.
Soon after, Mick’s look evolved into the bohemeian style of the late sixties. Jackets got longer. Fabrics turned to velvets with fancy beadwork.
Then the 70’s arrived. The Rolling Stones began doing elaborate stage shows, and Mick’s style matched the new era. He went totally glam, with spandex jumpsuits (designed by Ossie Clark), capes, and leather pants. He was a rock god.
Mick’s biggest show stopper is the tune “Sympathy for the Devil”. For this number, he came up with many devilish looks throughout the years.
But the Stones continued to roll on. In the 80’s and 90’s, Mick Jagger turned to designers like Alexander McQueen and Jean-Paul Gaultier to provide him with opulent looks. There are rumors of a Rolling Stones tour for their latest release “Blue and Lonesome”. We don’t know what Sir Mick will be wearing, but you know that it won’t be boring.
“Exhibitionism” will be opening in Chicago on April 15th. Go catch it if you can.
If you missed our other features on fashion icons, you can catch up here:
Celebrity fashion icons of the Sixties: part 1 & part 2
Bettie Page: Fashion Icon
Mary Tyler Moore: Fashion Icon