John Lennon – My Style Icon

10 Dec

On 8th Dec, 2010, it was the 30th death anniversary of the eternal music legend John Lennon. I grew up listening to the songs of Beatles and among all of them, I admired John Lennon the most – firstly for his music and most importantly for his style. Newspapers have discussed in length about Lennon’s contribution to music, the Beatles, Yoko Ono, his Zen-like tranquillity, and his anti-war activities in promoting peace around the world. The so-called smart Beatles’ influence on music and fashion is remarkable.

Rolling Stones discusses the life history of John Lennon with his biographies, interviews, stories, photographs and videos along with an online archive that has never been published before. The Telegraph and GQ have posted numerous photographs of the iconic legend and his rebel style.

The following is a compilation of  photographic images of John Lennon and his iconic style right from the Preppy, Schoolboy look to the MOD look, Rock ‘n’ Roll look moving onto the Hippie Look of the 70’s with a touch of glam.

Lennon also personifies the ‘Peace Look’ and adorns the Revolutionary look as well. He also continuously changed his appearance from a clean-shaven look to a handlebar moustace to a bearded look (this having resulted after his union with Yoko Ono). From a ruffled hair to long hair to a bald look that totally reminds me of Jason Statham or to aptly pinpoint Brad Pitt with his bald head and gold rimmed glasses. Guess, Lennon has inspired generations to come.

This is a video of 1968, Revolution Mod Fashion Show that portrays the 60’s mod look and also present at the show are John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

During the Beatles first tour of the United States in 1964, John Lennon wore a black fisherman’s cap which quickly became popularly known as a “John Lennon Hat”.

His changing hairstyles are complemented with his changing glasses. He often wore glasses due to his poor eyesight. From thick rimmed ‘National Health Glasses’ that he hated wearing to his softened ‘Buddy Holly’ styled frame glasses, his constant experimentation with glasses continued.

As a tribute to John Lennon fans, Luxury has launched an ultra limited edition of cashmere sweaters emblazoned with 1971 self-portrait of John Lennon (which now hangs in New York’s Museum of Modern Art) or with the original hand-written lyrics to his song ‘Imagine‘.

John Lennon will always be remembered for his music, songwriting, his fight for peace and his ever-changing, inspiring personal style. He is my STYLE ICON.


4 Responses to “John Lennon – My Style Icon”

  1. dahlface96 December 21, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

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