Elton John is making his intensive fashion archives out there to the public, with slightly assist from twenty first century expertise. In November, the “Rocket Man” singer debuted “Elton John Presents: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” an interactive, virtual-reality world on the gaming platform Roblox. As a part of the immersive VR expertise, followers can expertise his greatest fashion moments and add iconic outfits — like his notorious, rhinestone-encrusted Dodgers Stadium uniform — to their private wardrobes.

In a Q&A with POPSUGAR, John, 75, mirrored on a number of of his most memorable style moments, like the rainbow feather go well with from “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” He additionally revealed the style pattern he hopes to “by no means see” once more, and shared the greatest piece of style recommendation he is ever given to a certain celeb friend.

John’s six-decade profession has produced numerous efficiency appears to be like. And similar to his prolific music repertoire, his ensembles have had an enormous impact on popular culture. The glitter, the star print, and the bejeweled every part — it is this sense of individuality that’s unmatched in every of John’s outfits. “I do not pay an excessive amount of consideration to developments,” he tells POPSUGAR. “I put on what I like and what makes me really feel good.”

“I used to put on denim in the early ’70s and I completely detest denim now.”

For John, who lately launched his single “Hold Me Closer” with Britney Spears, style is about self-expression, which he demonstrates through Gucci tracksuits off stage and with elaborate headpieces and customized fits when he is in entrance of 1000’s of followers.

“Oh, I feel I’ll at all times adore the big feather go well with from ‘The Muppets’ and a movie known as ‘Kingsman,'” he says, including that Lil Nas X had the uncommon alternative to put on the look throughout their joint Uber Eats advert. “I imply it is utterly impractical and I keep in mind at all times getting feathers in my mouth after I sang, however it has endured as a glance, and I do not assume many individuals have topped it or tried to emulate it.”

While not everybody can piece collectively show-stopping ensembles with knowledgeable ease, John’s digital actuality world — which he created with the assist of LGBTQ+ designers like Jenni Svoboda and Samuel Jordan after listening to about Roblox from his two sons — provides style lovers a spot to be newly impressed.

“Throughout my profession, I’ve been fascinated by discovering new ways in which followers uncover music and new methods of participating with individuals throughout the world,” he says. “It’s an endlessly inventive platform, and permits followers and creators to be utterly themselves, and as flamboyant or all the way down to earth as they wish to be. It felt very very similar to me.”

LONDON - 1987: Musician Elton John in London for his 40th birthday party. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Image Source: Getty / Dave Hogan / Hulton Archive

When John first started his profession in the ’70s, his sense of favor was impressed by the Americana motion and his love for musicians like The Band. While he usually used to put on denim fits, John says he’d be blissful by no means to see the cloth once more. “I used to put on denim in the early ’70s and I completely detest denim now,” he says. “I detest it — please simply cancel it.”

“I used to be at all times telling him he wore such boring fits! And I used to be proper.”

But John does adore one explicit fashion that he might by no means half with: his signature eyewear.

“I used to be born short-sighted and all the glasses out there in England had been simply plain and terrible,” he says. “As quickly as I bought to the U.S. in 1970, my eyes had been opened to a complete choice that weren’t simply plain. [They] allowed me to totally categorical myself. That’s why Elton John Eyewear is so essential to me. I would like everybody to have a variety of frames which assist them appear and feel themselves. I hope I proceed to encourage individuals to be no matter and whoever they wish to be.”

Beyond sporting the eyewear kinds that greatest convey his persona, John has been recognized to supply style recommendation to these in his community, together with the likes of Ed Sheeran.

“I put my pal Ed Sheeran in contact with Versace forward of the GQ Awards a couple of years in the past,” he remembers. “He was complaining that he at all times felt boring when he needed to placed on a go well with for award ceremonies. I used to be at all times telling him he wore such boring fits! And I used to be proper. He known as me earlier than the awards sporting this colourful blazer from Versace and he instructed me, “You know what? You had been proper. I really feel nice.'”

Ahead, see a few of John’s most celebrated ensembles and eyewear in the digital world side-by-side together with his IRL outfits.

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