Finally a men’s cover we can stand behind. First it was the 81 year old model tearing up the NYFW runway and now it’s 57 year old actor Denzel Washington covering GQ, pushing the ageist fashion industry. In the mag’s October issue, the Academy Award winner talks about his regrets, influences and Whitney Houston.
Though she ‘s now belting in that great sold out concert hall in the sky, Whitney Houston left behind a catalog of classic tunes that redefined what it means to sang. Visually, her model good looks were a hit with the MTV crowd and as a result Whitney was a huge crossover success — picking up the torch passed to her by godmother and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Throughout the 90s Whitney made a series of comebacks, effectively earning her diva stripes and also some of the biggest hits of her career. Her output was more erratic in the 00s, but she at least had one last hit with the Alicia Keys-penned “Million Dollar Bill.” While we may mourn Whitney Houston’s untimely death, we’ll continue to dance, emphatically point and lip-sync for our lives to her timeless music.
As was befitting a diva and a legend of her stature, whatever Whitney Houston wanted — happened. So when La Houston was to film a scene in the upcoming Sparkle where she sung in church and wanted a dramatic sleeve, designer B. Michael happily obliged.
Mariah Carey is a lot of things. A diva, first and foremost. A loon. A mother to dem babies. A Jenny Craig spokeswoman. A Home Shopping Networker. But a fashion icon? Eh. When she first whistle-registered her way onto the music scene in 1990, she was fresh-faced, curly-haired and — style-wise — pretty boring. As the 90s went on, she shed her good girl image and most of her clothes to become the scantily-clad chanteuse we know and love today. For this edition of Videography, we emancipate Mimi’s style evolution through her best and most iconic music videos.