Debbie Harry tries to be open-minded when she’s working with stylists because their suggestions could inspire a change in direction.
The Blondie singer, who was known for her experimental punk look in the band’s heyday, has received a lot of help when it comes to cultivating her image over the years, particularly from late fashion designer Stephen Sprouse.
And while Debbie now knows that a short skirt and thigh-high boots make her look her best and feel comfortable, she likes to keep her mind open when she’s partnering with a stylist because they might come up with something interesting.
“Over the years I’ve had a lot of help with my look – especially from designer Stephen Sprouse in the early days. He was very punk himself,” she told singer Bebe Rexha in an interview for InStyle. “I was never afraid of wearing, you know, garbage or ripped-up stuff. But he really taught me about the best lines for me. The surefire shots were always thigh-high boots with short skirts, long coats, and a beret.
“I always try to dress for comfort, though. I don’t like to be too distracted by my clothing because I still want it to complement me and make my body look its best… I always felt very comfortable in short skirts and thigh-high boots. It just worked for me. But when I’m working with a stylist, I try to be open-minded because sometimes you get a really good surprise that leads you in a new direction.”
The 74-year-old also shared how she used to make some of her own outfits, such as a black sweater with “Blondie” written in red, and noted that she has accumulated “quite an archive” of her iconic looks throughout the years.
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