Michael Stipe's look
EW hooks the R.E.M. frontman up with some clothing options to wear to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On March 12, Michael Stipe and his band R.E.M. will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since Stipe is famous for his sartorial risk-taking — the man has hit the stage in a pink bunny costume and a suit made out of FedEx envelopes — we hooked up some clothing options for his big night and asked him, ”So, who are you wearing?”
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Stipe was leaning toward a black Dior tux, but because of our ”inspiring” shoot he might end up wearing a cream Rogan suit instead.
”I started doing the Blade Runner [blue eye] makeup… to present something theatrical on stage,” explains Stipe, who’ll go bare-faced to the Rock prom.
”I don’t want to do the rock-star takeoff on black tie because that would be embarrassing. I want to be really classy and adult.”
Stipe snapped this shot of himself in Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses while reporting to his publicist. ”These are going home with me.”
Stipe opted against wearing white shoes. ”For Halloween, I dressed all in white, including makeup. People thought I was Powder.”
”I like standing out in a subtle way,” Stipe says, referring to an orange tee. ”I got pilloried [for donning flip-flops with a suit] — but that’s okay.”