For some musicians, their fashion choices are almost as important as their art. Pop divas, rappers, rock stars and more have given us some of the most cutting-edge looks of all time that aren’t exactly wearable for an everyday person.
We decided to take a look back and find 10 of the most extreme fashion trends musicians have tried over the years. These stars aren’t afraid to push the envelope and express themselves through their clothing choices.
Lil Uzi Vert’s face diamond
Lil Uzi Vert is trying to make facial jewelry the new thing in 2021 after he got a $24 million pink diamond surgically implanted in his forehead. He apparently got it so that he wouldn’t lose the diamond that he’s spent years saving up for and definitely got the meme treatment for this never-before-seen look.
Lady Gaga’s meat dress
Who could forget when Lady Gaga showed up to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards wearing a dress made out of raw meat? It was beef to be exact. This dress has its own Wikipedia page, and Gaga dared to speak her mind with an outfit that pissed off animal rights activists. It’s now preserved at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Britney Spears wearing a snake
Britney Spears changed the pop performance game when she appeared onstage at the 2001 VMAs wearing a gigantic yellow snake as an accessory. You have to be pretty brave to sing and dance with this reptile around your neck. But if anyone could do it, it’s Britney, bitch.
Björk’s swan dress
While celebrities typically wear ball gowns and tuxedos to red carpet events, Björk attended the 2001 Academy Awards wearing a dress resembling a swan. The musician received some media backlash for the dress, but now it’s appreciated as a moment in fashion history.
CeeLo Green’s gold ensemble
Back in 2017, CeeLo Green made a statement at the Grammys by wearing a strange gold outfit, complete with a face shield, that was prime-time meme material. People said he resembled C-3PO, a Ferrero Rocher wrapper, a Power Ranger and many other things, so it was definitely an outfit to remember.
Jared Leto holding his own head
Jared Leto shocked the 2019 Met Gala by bringing a replica of his own head as an accessory. As you can imagine, he made amazing headlines, and people were stunned and a little disturbed by the bold move.
Katy Perry, on several occasions
Katy Perry looks at the Met Gala over the years;
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Katy Perry has truly rocked some crazy looks in her time, recently wearing gigantic costumes resembling toilet paper, hand sanitizer, a burger and more. She dressed up as a chandelier at the 2019 Met Gala, proving that she’s never afraid to try out some outrageous clothes.
David Draiman’s piercings
David Draiman, the lead singer of Disturbed, took face piercings to the next level with his double labret talons that were well suited for a metal star. While he’s since removed them, they were a truly iconic moment.
Miley Cyrus’ cellophane outfit
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Miley Cyrus is never afraid to wear some show-stopping outfits, particularly ones that are a test of gravity. When she hosted the VMAs in 2015, the Plastic Hearts singer wore a cellophane outfit with balloons. It was truly daring and totally her vibe. She had several jaw-dropping outfit changes that night that have inspired Halloween costumes and will for years to come.
The Weeknd’s face
The Weeknd has debuted a few shocking face looks that have been both intriguing and frightening. He’s had his face look beaten up, covered in bandages and adorned with prosthetics to make it look like some over-the-top plastic surgery. Who knows what’s to come next, but it will likely look like it’s straight out of an ’80s horror movie.