Before Lady Gaga and Rihanna were rocking leather ensembles and outrageous getups, there was the ultimate (and still reigning) queen of eccentric style: Cher. Never shying away from beads, sequins or controversy, the singer-actress is the definition of a fashion daredevil. As the ultimate trendsetter she's become an icon and developed a museum-worthy closet. Cher who once said, "Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great," is a sartorial chameleon who has fearlessly tried every look under the sun in her nearly 50 years in the public eye. We've seen her as a cowgirl, a burlesque dancer and now a biker chick.
In this 1980 photo at the wrap party for "Xanadu," Cher has abandoned her trademark long locks of the '60s and '70s and opted for a short cut à la Joan Jett. With a studded leather jacket, oversized metal jewelry, and bright makeup she's the epitome of rocker girl cool.
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