16 Of The Most Dead-On Lyrics About Fashion

Popular artists wax poetic about labels, style, and that ever-so-special way a woman wears her own sartorial elegance.

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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.

Finger, Costume accessory, Costume, Gesture, Costume design, Animation, Lipstick, Toy, Costume hat, Fictional character,

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"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

Skin, Textile, Outerwear, Street fashion, Natural material, Fur clothing, Fashion, Jacket, Wool, Grey,

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"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

Hat, Comfort, Sitting, Furniture, Style, Monochrome, Sun hat, Blazer, Knee, Fedora,

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"Fashion" by David Bowie

Fashion, turn to the left

Fashion, turn to the right

Oo, fashion

We are the goon squad and we're coming to town

Beep-beep, beep-beep

Human body, Hand, Photograph, Camera, Cameras & optics, Cool, Film camera, Digital camera, Single-lens reflex camera, Lens,

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"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

Hair, Hairstyle, Long hair, Purple, Youth, Blond, Brown hair, Model, Step cutting, Hair coloring,

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"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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Ear, Lip, Cheek, Hairstyle, Chin, Forehead, Eyebrow, Textile, Sweater, Style,

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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

Jacket, Textile, Denim, Outerwear, Style, Sitting, Leather, Monochrome, Leather jacket, Fashion,

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"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

Stage equipment, Logo, Stage, Band plays, Pop music, Gesture, Song, Tuxedo, Crew,

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"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!

Sitting, Costume accessory, Headpiece, Aqua, Hair accessory, Foot, Turquoise, Wing, Mythical creature, Fictional character,

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"Vogue" by Madonna

Vogue, (Vogue)

Beauty's where you find it (move to the music)

Vogue, (Vogue)

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

Cap, Music, Musician, Performing arts, Entertainment, Music artist, Hat, Artist, Performance, Headgear,

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"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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Hairstyle, Hair accessory, Beauty, Headpiece, Body jewelry, Earrings, Day dress, Long hair, Makeover, Body piercing,

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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

Musician, Musical instrument, Music, Performing arts, Entertainment, Shoe, Guitarist, Music artist, Artist, Pop music,

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"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

Standing, Style, Monochrome, Ball, Youth, Black-and-white, Monochrome photography, Mechanical fan, Ball, Football,

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"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

Entertainment, Event, Performing arts, Human body, Elbow, Standing, Music artist, Artist, Performance, Stage,

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"Fancy" by Drake and TI

Independent with the demeanor of an R-and-B singer

Naked ring finger (check)

M3 beamer (check)

Champagne rang

Triple white Jag

Closet full of brand new clothes and hand bags

Alexander McQueen, Prada, Gucci, Chanel

D&G, BCBG, Versace, Louis and BeBe

Hair, Face, Nose, Finger, Lip, Mouth, Hairstyle, Skin, Eye, Chin,

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"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

Lip, Hairstyle, Jewellery, Beauty, Eyelash, Street fashion, Necklace, Chest, Blond, Body jewelry,

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"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.