Annie Lennox Explains Her '80s & '90s Suit Uniform

Annie Lennox Explains Her '80s & '90s Suit Uniform

Grazia recently caught up with the woman, the legend Annie Lennox.

Annie has found herself dragged onto the HuffPost Style page lately with her daughter Tali's rise to fame in the modeling world, but what did the rocker have to say about her own dressing? She revealed that Dolce & Gabbana was inspired by her fashion statement throughout the '80s and '90s, turning out suits for its last collection.

And about those suits that Annie lived in on stage:

At first -- because I didn't have any money, I always wore second-hand costumes, then I'd get friends of mine who were designers to make me stuff which I designed, or to customize the second hand bits. That's when I did all my experimenting, and made all my most hideous mistakes! Then by the time I got together with Dave Stewart [her bandmate in Eurythmics] I'd made all my mistakes and I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted to wear a suit to show that I am equal to a man, not that I was wanted to be one, or that I was gay -- which is what it was interpreted as...but there you go. People like to put all kinds of interpretations of their own on things. It is what it is. But you can't go on being that person in the suit with the red hair your whole life, you have to move on. Now, I like fashion when it's someone expressing something different, I don't like it so much when it's girls on the red carpet and it's this designer, that designer or when it's all about how much money you've got.

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