Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Style Icon: Bob Dylan

On July 25, 1965, after a tour of London, Bob Dylan turned up at the Newport Folk Festival wearing a polka dot shirt, slim, fitted trousers, Cuban heeled boots with pointed toes, and a pair of dark sunglasses.  When Dylan plugged in his electric guitar and launched into a blistering rendition of “Maggie’s Farm,” the folkies were scandalized by the entire scene.  Dylan had a whole new sound and a wardrobe to go with it.  A few years back on Halloween, I saw a Bob Dylan costume and it was the coolest, most unique, and least cheesy costume I have seen to date because it was done by a girl, with frizzy hair, black sunglasses and that cool attitude that only Dylan can embody.  The man who was inspired by and inspired the 60s and 70s icons I love like Edie Sedgwick, going to see him tonight.  Beyond excited.

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