Contemporary to the garage bands of the early 1970s, glam punk
fashion, pioneered by bands like the New York Dolls
, includes glitter,
androgynous make-up, brightly dyed hair, drainpipe jeans, bright colors
like electric blue, elements of leather fetish wear, and unusual
costumes like leopard print, spandex, or satin shirts.
pop clothing like ruffled pirate shirts or brocade were also worn,
together with more typical glam rock fashions like platform boots,
tartan, kipper ties, and metallic silver clothing like
Glam punk has been seen as a backlash to the hippie folk music
sensibilities of the 1960s. Lucy O'Brien defines the The New York Dolls
style as combining "Rolling Stones raunch with heavy borrowings from the
girl group era". The term has been used to describe later bands who
combined glam aesthetics with punk music.
Learn more about various punk fashion
styles from the main page of this section.
We wonder if Glam Punk ladies would enjoy
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