Cher’s appearance on the Balmain runway during Paris Fashion Week was an amazing show stopper. The “Believe” singer stormed down the runway on September 28 wearing a skintight, cleavage-baring latex catsuit with protruding shoulder pads.
She accessorized her futuristic bodysuit outfit with fingerless gloves and platform wedge boots, and her signature long, dark hair was draped over her shoulders in bouncy waves for the striking photos. Of course, she went all out for the occasion, sporting a vibrant array of makeup that included blue eyeshadow and berry-red lipstick.
The radiant songstress grinned when fashion designer Olivier Rousteing joined her onstage.
According to a January 2022 interview, the self-proclaimed “Goddess of Pop” is fine with the style being mimicked by celebrities and fans alike.
The Oscar-winning actress and Hollywood veteran said, “I like it,” when asked what she thought of the magazine. When I look around at the young women today, I notice that they are all wearing styles that I have worn for decades.
If they hear about it or see a picture of it and like it, they try to recreate it. To paraphrase, they either do my version or they do mine. I really couldn’t care less.
And it seems that Cher wasn’t an instant fashion icon when she first appeared. She also talked about her time as half of the Sonny & Cher duo in the ’60s and ’70s in the same interview.
The unconventional boho-meets-glam style she and her friends sported at the time was “a look that people just truly didn’t comprehend at all,” she remembered.
We were very pleased with how we looked and what we wore, yet we were barred from appearing on several television programs. We were the only ones of our kind. There was a lack of stylists willing to work with new or experimental artists.
She further confessed that she does hoard her cherished clothing pieces. She told the magazine, “I have stuff that I’ve had in my closet for 30 years.”
I was wearing my black bondage pants the other night, and I’ve had them since, oh, Granny Takes a Trip, a prominent London boutique in the ’60s. To put it simply, “I have owned them for so long that I have forgotten.”
The gorgeous performer explains that saving items for a later date when you need the perfect accessory can pay off.
She remarked, “If you retain some things, then you can bring them back, and if they’re excellent and engaging, you can put them all together.”