George Michael's Most Memorable Style Moments
As part of the British pop duo Wham!, Michael and bandmate Andrew Ridgeley pioneered "twinning" style.
In the 1984 music video for "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," Michael got political with his fashion, wearing a "Choose Life" T-Shirt created by British ethical designer Katharine Hamnett that reportedly brought awareness to rising suicide rates and gun violence.
The slouchy-suit-white-tee combo was a look he sported on-and-off throughout the '80s.
Michael wasn't afraid to explore many facets of his style identity, as seen in this portrait taken in Sydney, Austraila.
The black bomber, white tee and jeans will forever be in style thanks to Michael, seen here performing at the Live Aid concert in London.
Ever the ultimate trendster, Michael (photographed here with close friend Elton John) could pull off a chunky knit sweater just as well as a fitted suit jacket.
Michael selected a black fringe leather jacket, studded belt ad skinny jeans for his farewell Wham! performance with Andrew Ridgeley in London.
At the American Music Awards, he ditched the shirt under his jacket and showed off his tan instead. (Plus, he proved his love for loafers.)
The single cross earring became the superstar's signature accessory in the mid '80s. (He famously wore it in the music video for his 1987 hit "I Want Your Sex.")
Michael's "Faith" music video outfit became one of his most iconic (and copied) looks. The BSA leather jacket, distressed Levis and mirrored aviators evolved into his go-to uniform for the "Faith" world tour, where he played over 137 shows across the globe.
Michael always added statement accessories to his performance outfits, like this chain belt worn on stage in Japan.
At the MTV VMAs, the singer took home a Moon Man and blinded everyone with this bright yellow blazer. (He even needed to wear wayfarers.)
His denim-on-denim off-duty outfits worn throughout the '90s have come back in full force today.
No one did aviators and a muscle tee like Michael (or had better convertible hair).
A long-time AIDS activist, Michael performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness in a bright orange blazer with a red ribbon on his lapel.
Michael's well-suited stage attire continued throughout the '90s as seen with this plaid three-piece design at the Concert of Hope in London.
Michael stayed on top of sunglasses trends, from aviators to wayfarers to the round Ray-Bans that dominated the late '90s.
At the world premiere of his documentary George Michael - A Different Story in Berlin, Michael wore jeans and a blazer, accessorized with a rosary around his neck.
The singer closed out the 2012 Olympic Games in style, wearing coated jeans, a leather jacket and statement belt.
Never one to shy away from color, Michael selected a purple suit teamed with a black button-down and blue-lensed sunglasses for a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2012.