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And You Can Tell Everybody: Sir Elton John’s 66th Birthday Fashion Retrospective

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We remember when rock was young: 66 years ago today, Reginald Kenneth Dwight sashayed out of his mother’s womb in a cloud of glitter, feathers and sequins.

Though he’s deemed himself too old to dress “as flamboyantly as I used to,” we’re glad to take that yellow-brick road down memory lane and revisit Elton John‘s greatest fashion “hits” in honor of his birthday.

Check out Queerty’s retrospective of the Rocket Man’s signature style.
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Sir Elton took this rather subtle pantsuit and embellished it with a statement shoulder — the statement being “Saturday night’s all right for gagging.”

 

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Sir Elton’s style could often be described as “eccentric,” but this Donald Duck costume was the work of a quack. Note the absence of his signature glasses, meaning he probably got dressed blind. At least, let’s hope that was the reasoning.

 

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With all these feathers, Sir Elton looks like he’s about to fly away…and here we thought the peacock was a flightless bird.

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Sir Elton’s mum must have been so proud when her little boy took first place at the science fair for his human molecule costume.

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Here he is giving Julie Newmar/Eartha Kitt/Michelle Pfeiffer/Anne Hathaway a run for their money as Honky Catwoman.

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Sir Elton decided to pair this patriotic mohawk with one of Bea Arthur’s Golden Girls evening gowns for a mash-up of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Miami, You’ve Got Style” — America’s quintessential tunes.

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Who says you can’t wear a quilted lamé sofa cover as a jacket? It’s really an everyday look.

 

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He’s no tiny dancer. Little known fact: these are the actual size of Sir Elton’s feet, making him quite popular with the gentlemen — and a few ladies.

 

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Sir Elton’s battles with drugs and booze have been well-publicized so you can bet he was more than a little buzzed in this bee costume.

 

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For his 50th birthday, Sir Elton made an entrance fit for a queen, er, king, serving Louis XIV eleganza  complete with a 15-foot feather train and a 3-foot powdered wig. It’s unlikely he’ll repeat this outfit for his 66th, since he now only wears it on laundry day.