Cher is looking back at some of her most iconic looks.
While chatting with Vogue, the Oscar-winning music icon, 73, looked back at some of her best red carpets looks from 1965 to now — even that controversial midriff-baring ensemble she wore to the 1986 Academy Awards.
Designer Bob Mackie was behind the epic moment, which included a black jewel-encrusted bralette, a side-slit skirt, black boots and the voluminous feather headpiece, which Cher says was her way to clap back at the Academy.
“This was one of my favourite outfits,” she explained. “I came to Bob with an idea. I said I want to have a mohawk, [but] that is not actually Indian. I want it to be so over-the-top that it’s next week. The beautiful shawl was cashmere. I loved the whole thing.”
She added, “I had the idea mostly because the Academy didn’t really like me. They hated the way I dressed and I had young boyfriends so they thought I wasn’t serious. So I came out and said, ‘As you can see I got my handbook on how to dress like a serious actress.’”
Cher got her ultimate revenge two years later, when she won the Best Actress award at the 1988 Oscars for her work in the 1987 flick “Moonstruck”.