On His 70th Birthday, We Celebrate Sir Mick Jagger's Style Genius

26 July 2013 by

There aren’t many septuagenarians who continue to inspire legions of style disciples. But then not every 70 year is Mick Jagger. Since the 60’s the original MJ has been defining and re-defining the rock star look, and his lithe figure complete with his famous snake hips – girlfriend L’Wren Scott recently admitted to Grazia that he still wears as 28’’ inch waist jean – has made his fashion choices appeal to both guys and gals.

Take Alexa Chung for example, who always referenced Jagger when asked about her personal style icons or Harry Styles who many compare both looks and style wise to the Rolling Stone frontman . Sartorially speaking Jagger’s look manages to semiotically  represent sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and therein lies the allure. But there isn’t just the one Jagger look, indeed he has spawned several iconic styles which continue to resonate today.

Alexa Chung References Sir Mick Jagger as a Personal Style Icon

Most famous, perhaps is Jagger's 60’s style vibe – all louche silk shirts un-buttoned to the navel, teamed with ultra slim trews and immaculately accessorized with hats, man jewels and scarves. Then there's his noughties incarnation, clad in Hedi Slimane for Dior Homme, proving quite how skinny jeans and tailoring can be. And who could forget Jagger's late 70s spangly jumpsuit and eyeliner moment… basically there are far too many MJ looks to choose from.

Mick-a-like Harry Styles Work MJ's signature skinny tailoring

To fully appreciate Jagger’s style genius, click through the gallery below to see the best of his iconic style moments. Happy birthday Sir Mick!


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