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Cher's Most Iconic Looks

By Sophie Dehn

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1972)
Cher in a promotional photo wearing a partially transparent costume and a feathered headdress for "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour," a television variety show.

Cher Goes to the Oscars (1973)
Cher complemented her bronzed body with gold hoop earrings and bright pink fingernails while wearing an embroidered gold two-piece by Bob Mackie. Numerous celebrities would eventually wear this legendary ensemble again. Cher never ceases to amaze with her groundbreaking sense of style.

Met Gala (1974)
While the Met Gala is currently renowned for its extraordinary fashion, this was not the case in the 1970s. Understanding the dress code for such an event, known to be rebellious in her fashion choices, she continued with the ensemble. Cher was later featured wearing the same gown on the covers of Time Magazine and Vogue. Such an iconic piece is now seen and copied the most by the public.

Bob Mackie’s 1978 Flame Dress
Since the late 1960s, Cher and Bob Mackie have been inseparable. They have created several classic looks together, fusing his opulent costumes with her mesmerizing stage presence. The singer made her modeling debut in 1978 and wore the iconic burning flame dress in one of the designer's fashion shots.

Cher Goes to the Oscars (1986)
When asked what she would like to wear to present at the Oscars, Cher replied with ‘I’ve been doing these movies where I’m playing the hard-working, blue-collar worker and I’d like to be in something they used to see me in, like on my TV show. I’m thinking maybe a Native American-inspired costume.’ While she was warned she might take the attention away from the winner, she simply stated ‘they won’t care, they’ll like it’. Little did everyone else know, she would later be correct.

Best Actress Award at the Oscars (1988)
At the Oscars, where she won Best Actress for her work in Moonstruck, she wore a shimmering Bob Mackie creation.

‘Love Hurts’ tour (1992)
During a performance in London as part of her "Love Hurts" tour, donning a bodysuit made of leather and chains. It is not surprising that Cher was able to embody a grunge look so effortlessly given her ability to adapt to any style.

Brit Awards (1999)
At the 1999 Brit Awards, Cher stood out in a platinum blonde diamond wig, glistening silver dress, and black fur shrug. The matching headpiece was the only thing the audience seemed to have talked about. Her performance and ensemble made for an unforgettable night.

Billboard Music Awards (2017)
Cher threw it back to some of her past looks at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The renowned pop icon performed "If I Could Turn Back Time" while wearing a bejeweled mesh bodysuit and leather jacket. She skipped and sang along as if it had been 15 years since her previous appearance at an awards ceremony.

Zurich Performance (2017)
As she performs in Zurich, Cher, sparkles in a brilliant gold crown. A Renaissance-inspired dazzling gold crown with gems and stars, worn by a fashion icon while she sang her heart out, put on a sparkling show.

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