“I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.” – Freddie Mercury
And that he did. Decades may have passed since his passing, but the king of Queen will never be forgotten. More than an extraordinary performer, Freddie Mercury also redefined male fashion trends forever with his flamboyant and extravagant looks.
From stage to screen, here’s a list of the man’s most iconic looks and how you could replicate them in time to watch Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)!
We Are The Champions (1975)
Want to know another reason why everyone loved Queen?
Everything about this record smashing hit was with the fans in mind. This video was filmed with Queen’s fan club members at the New London Theatre Centre and it was written to involve the fans (foot stomps and all) in the performance of the song.
In nothing but a white and black leotard and a gold chain, Mercury crooned his way into the hearts of fans all over the world and we’re here to show you how you can do it too!
As simple as a shirt + pants + jacket combo may be on paper, Mercury still manages to command the attention of thousands with this yellow military jacket acting as a statement piece over his white get up. The detailing on the skinny jeans also will add a little pizzazz!
While it may seem that the man loved his white jeans, Mercury was known to have gone above and beyond to put on an extravagant show. Despite the 30-song setlist the legends had planned for this tour, Mercury braved the torrent of sweat that came hand in hand with this full leather get-up.
Like he was once quoted saying, “It’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.” That is commitment.
Right till the end of this list, Mercury is still making us go “ugh, his mind”. Never one who would shy away from having a laugh at himself, Mercury and the rest of the band cross-dressed for this amazing music video.
So for all you girls out there who were dying to know how you could honour your favourite superstar, just grab a pink crop top, a leather mini skirt and some pink earrings and you’re good to go!