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Celeb Style: Cher

By Hannah Campbell

Photo by Meg Rees

She may be 75 years old, but Hollywood legend Cher is still sharing her versatility through her performances and her fashion. She has also managed to do so for over 60 years. 

Born as Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, the singer always knew that she wanted to be famous. She dropped out of high school at 16 and moved to Los Angeles with the hopes of becoming a singer. She then met her former husband, Sonny Bono, who she began performing with as Sonny and Cher. A few years later, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour premiered. 

The show became widely popular over its three-year run, and made Cher a household name in both entertainment and fashion. A single episode could have up to 20 different outfits and each one made the singer stand out from the crowd. 

Cher’s style has evolved over her six-decade-long career, yet she has still kept her outlandish, bright, and colorful style throughout the years. Her looks would almost always include bedazzling, feathers, or sequin detailing. She was not afraid to experiment with her fashion like many other artists were. 

What made the singer stand out from others is her strong presence. She truly stood out from the crowd with her long black hair and statuesque figure. She definitely used this to her advantage when it came to her wardrobe. Cher’s typical ensemble would include a tight jumpsuit or two-piece set, complete with some sort of eccentric cut or pattern. 

One of her most iconic looks was for the 1988 Oscar awards. Cher was up for “Best Actress” for her movie Moonstruck and her look was just as amazing as her performance. Her ensemble included a black, bedazzled crop top with a matching skirt and feathered headdress. It once again proved that she was not like any other celebrity and was not afraid to show it. 

Many artists today still look up to Cher for style inspiration. She set the trend for high-fashion then, just as she continues to do now. It is safe to say she will not be stopping this trend-setting anytime soon.

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