The appeal of fashion is limitless, though very different for every person. Some see clothing as a commodity, others as creative expression, and many use their dress (or their admiration of another's) as an easy and interesting way to express sexuality. Whether conscious or not, we all find importance in clothing in some way or another. Here, 16 popular artists wax poetic about labels, style, and that ever-so-special way a woman wears her own sartorial elegance.
"Fashion" by Lady Gaga
Dress me, I'm your mannequin
J'adore Vivienne habillez-moi
Gucci, Fendi et Prada
Valentino, Armani too
Merde I love them Jimmy Choo
Put it all on me
Don't you want to see these clothes on me
"White Dress" by Kanye West
You like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain
Or rocking flannels all summer like Kurt Cobain
Or that Dolce Gabbana with a few gold chains
And you the type of girl that probably deserve a new last name
"Fashion" by David Bowie
Fashion, turn to the left
Fashion, turn to the right
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
"The Oogum Boogum Song" by Brenton Wood
When you wear those big earrings, long hair, and things
You got style, girl, that sure is wild
And you wear that cute trench coat and you're standin' and posin'
You got soul, you got too much soul
"Blue Jeans" by Lana Del Rey
Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like, James Dean, for sure
You're so fresh to death and sick as ca-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favourite sweater, and I know
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"Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presely
Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my shoes
Don't you step on my Blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes
"Fashion Killa" by A$AP Rocky
Cause everything designer, her jeans is Helmut Lang
Shoes is Alexander Wang and her shirt the newest Donna
Karan, wearing all the Cartier frames
Jean Paul Gaultiers cause they match with her persona
"Suit and Tie" by Justin Timberlake and Jay Z
This is truffle season
Tom Ford tuxedos for no reason
All Saints for my angel
Alexander Wang too
Ass-tight denim and some Dunks
I'll show you how to do this, young!
"Vogue" by Madonna
Beauty's where you find it (move to the music)
Beauty's where you find it (go with the flow)
Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Deitrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine
"Otis" by Kanye West and Jay-Z
I made 'Jesus Walks,' so I'm never going to hell
Couture-level flow is never going on sale
Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses
Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive
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"F*ck Me Pumps" by Amy Winehouse
When you walk in the bar,
And you dressed like a star,
Rockin' your F me pumps
And the men notice you,
With your Gucci bag crew,
Can't tell who he's lookin' to
"Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top
Clean shirt, new shoes
And I don't know where I am goin' to.
Silk suit, black tie,
I don't need a reason why
"Cut My Hair" by The Who
Zoot suit, white jacket with side vents
Five inches long.
I'm out on the street again
And I'm leaping along.
I'm dressed right for a beach fight,
But I just can't explain
Why that uncertain feeling is still
Here in my brain
"Fancy" by Drake and TI
Independent with the demeanor of an R-and-B singer
Naked ring finger (check)
M3 beamer (check)
Triple white Jag
Closet full of brand new clothes and hand bags
Alexander McQueen, Prada, Gucci, Chanel
D&G, BCBG, Versace, Louis and BeBe
"Rich Girl" by Gwen Stefani and Eve
Think what that money could bring
I'd buy everything
Clean out Vivienne Westwood
In my Galliano gown
"Blazin'" by Nicki Minaj
I just took your whole life and redesigned it
I think I'm Marc Jacobs, I think I'm Lagerfeld
I think, without makeup you still bad as hell
Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.
Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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