The Music Industry’s Most Iconic Fashion Designers

Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz tour, wearing designs by Es Devlin. Photo: Es Devlin

Madonna’s cone bra. Michael Jackson’s red leather jacketBritney Spears’s schoolgirl outfit. Beyoncé’s black leotard and heels. Lady Gaga’s meat dress. These are some of the most controversial, iconic collisions between fashion and music.

From red carpets to album covers to onstage performances, the clothing worn by famous musicians is an art form in itself. Nineteen of the greatest minds behind the music industry’s most-talked-about fashion moments are spotlighted in the book Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture, out August 23 from Laurence King. Featuring exclusive interviews, photographs, and biographical text by Katie Baron, the collection details the designers’ oeuvres, which include looks created for Katy Perry, Beyoncé, and David Bowie.

Click ahead to see Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour balaclava by Maison Martin Margiela, the quintessential Grace Jones, and shots from the designers’ personal clothing lines.

The Music Industry’s Most Iconic Fashion Moments