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Annie Lennox

British powerhouse singer Annie Lennox got onstage at the 1984 Grammy Awards and performed “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” with her then-band the Eurythmics in full drag. “I remember enjoying very much being in another persona,” she said in an interview. “That was interesting. That was like a piece of performance art. Apart from… read more »



Sasha Frolova is a Russian alternative artist from the thriving Moscow art scene who began with conceptual performance art, and decided to move into pop music with her band, Aquaaerobika. Their costumes are primarily skin-tight latex suits, topped off with outlandish head pieces and accessories. They play inflatable instruments. Everything feels alien and out of… read more »



For her video to promote “Good Good,” the fourth and final single from her 2008 album, The Declaration, R&B chanteuse Ashanti donned soda cans as hair rollers. The song peaked at No. 30 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Reductive Version In 2009, the germ used Diet Coke cans as hair rollers in the video for… read more »


Club Kids

The Club Kids were an eccentric and spunky group of party-goers/socialites in New York City in the late 80s and early 90s. They were well-known for the shock value they embodied in the way they dressed themselves: bright colors, eye-popping designs and can’t-turn-your-head-away-from-it styles. The Club Kids were a breath of fresh air on the… read more »


David Bowie

David Bowie has been an influential figure in popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the eclecticism and intellectual ambition of his work. Reductive Version It’s not hard to see that the… read more »


Hussein Chalayan

In the fall of 2006, British/Turkish Cypriot fashion designer Hussein Chalayan debuted his Spring/Summer 2007 collection, which included, amongst many other fantastic creations, an enthralling bubble dress. Reductive Version The germ donned a similar dress during her Monster Ball tour in 2009.


Jana Sterbak

Jana Sterbak is a Canadian artist best known for her conceptual sculptures that are made about and in relation to the body. In 1987 she had sewn together 50 pounds of raw flank steaks and fashioned them into a dress for her Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic art installation. The artist has described… read more »


Leigh Bowery

Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model, and fashion designer, based in London. Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York City art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and… read more »


Lina Morgana

Lina Morgana was a massively talented rising teen star who tragically died on October 4, 2008 at the tender age of 19. The circumstances surrounding her death remain shrouded in mystery. It is said she fell to her death from the roof of a hotel. The germ was apparently to become her backup dancer, or… read more »



Express Yourself “Express Yourself” is the second single from Madonna’s critically acclaimed and commercially successful fourth studio album, Like A Prayer, released in 1989. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, blocked from the top spot by Simply Red’s “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and Martika’s “Toy Soldiers.” Nevertheless, it… read more »