24 Career Defining Outfits Worn by Celebrities

Posted by PZ on April 16th, 2010

Prepare to be thrown back in time, as we look at 24 of the most well known career defining outfits, as worn by celebrities. Some of these outfits have inspired costume party goers, while others stand out as being iconic, being able to defining a time, film or  sound in one image. Here is the 24 that stood out the most to me, although there is no doubt that I’ve left out some greats – but there are so many iconic outfits, I simply couldn’t include them all. Here is my top picks –  leave a comment with who you think should have been included!

Spice Girls – in their personality themed outfits at the peek of their fame

The Beatles – the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will forever be historic, including their 4 matching outfits.

Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct

Check out the rest of the career defining outfits after the cut!

Tom Cruise in Top Gun –  big aviator sunglasses at the ready!

Run DMC – known for their thick rimmed sunglasses, hats and leather tracksuits worn throughout their career

Britney Spears in “Baby One More Time” – the school girl uniform that we could never forget!

Michael Jackson in Thriller

It’s the Marilyn Monroe wind blown dress – an image we are still familiar with today.

‘s cone bra, as constructed by Jean Paul Gaultier

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

James Dean, wearing a leather jacket

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Halle Berry at the Oscars in her memorable see-through dress

George Clooney, dressed in Scrubs for his role in ER

Michael Cera in Arrested Development – you can’t help but notice his horrible 90’s style shirts throughout the 3 series of the show which propelled Cera to fame

Elizabeth Hurley‘s sexy safety pin dress – the moment the world took notice of a young Elizabeth

Edward Norton transforms into Nazi nutcase in American History X thanks to a well placed swastika tattoo

Christina Aguilera sexed up her image in her video for Dirrrty, wearing a skimpy leather outfit.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow dressed in the pirate outfit that he is most famous for

Bjork in her swan dress as designed by Marjan Pejoski

Alicia Silverstone‘s whole wardrobe in Clueless is what made the film incredible in the first place

Pamela Anderson back in her Baywatch days, clad in a red figure hugging swimsuit

Lady Gaga wearing a tight jumpsuit and her signature dark, glasses – an image that will only become more iconic as time passes, along with the rest of her most interesting outfit choices

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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