In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re in the midst of a pretty epic Cher revival. Yep, the music legend is making a serious comeback and, like anyone else who appreciates day sequins or a full-blown show-girl moment on the red carpet, we’re pretty chuffed she’s back.
It all began last month when she made a surprise appearance at the Met Gala arm-in-arm with Marc Jacobs. True to form, her look was far from subdued, as she sauntered down the red carpet in a shimmery floor-skimming Jacobs creation, fittingly slit to the thigh.
The rest, as they say, is history. In the space of a month, she’s gone on to star in the designer’s star-studded autumn/winter 2015 campaign and she’s just landed a cover of LOVE magazine too. And if you were wondering why we can’t see her face, don’t worry, it was totally intentional. It’s a meaphor – Cher’s back, get it? Given that Marc Jacobs’ longtime stylist is the editor of the magazine, we can’t say we’re too surprised but we’re excited to see the full fashion shoot nonetheless.
The icon, who turned 69 last month, has spent her adult life wowing us with chart-topping hit after chart-topping hit, not to mention award winning performances in Witches of Eastwick, opposite Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, and Moonstruck, which earned her an Oscar back in 1988.
Over the course of her 40-year career, she’s also wowed us with an unapologetic style too. Whether rocking a mohawk at the Academy Awards or wearing nothing but strategically placed gemstones to preserve her modesty, Cher was turning heads long before the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Here, we round up five of her most memorable moments.
After being snubbed by the Academy Awards for her role in Mask – “They said I didn’t dress like a serious actress and my boyfriends were too young” – Cher hit back by arriving on the red carpet in this head-turning mohawk. The lesson? Don’t let anyone turn you into a shrinking violet…
If you thought Britney was the first to do that full-body sequin look in her Toxic video, you were most certainly mistaken. Cher turned to longtime collaborator, designer Bob Mackie to create this custom-made sequin number. Never one to shy away from breaking convention, she wore this to attend the Academy Awards back in 1988.
Far from leaving costumes purely for the stage, the singer donned this Cleopatra get-up to promote her signature fragrance back in 1988. Who else could pull off a full-blown Halloween-style costume in the middle of the day, right?
Proving that she can cover up once in a while, Cher went all Morticia Addams at the 2010 Golden Globes to promote her flick, Burlesque, in which she starred opposite Christina Aguilera.
Without doubt one of her most infamous looks, this leather-suspenders get-up was what she wore to perform If I Could Turn Back Time when it was first released in 1989. It was such a classic, she wore it again to the VMAs in 2010, the year Lady Gaga showed up in that meat dress.