Cher looked shockingly youthful as she arrived in a leather ensemble seemingly inspired by one of her most iconic looks at the 2022 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in New York City on Monday.
The 76-year-old beauty looked years younger than her true age in a dress with a top designed to mimic a leather motorcycle jacket that seemed indebted to the music video for her 1989 hit single If I Could Turn Backtime.
The singer walked the red carpet in her age-defying ensemble after confirming her romance with her toyboy music producer boyfriend Alexander Edwards, who at age 36 is 40 years her junior.
Time turned back! Cher looked years younger than 76 when she arrived at the CFDA Awards in NYC on Monday wearing a black leather look seemingly inspired by her 1989 If I Could Turn Back Time music video.
Cher’s edgy top had the eccentric zip of a biker jacket, although the top was pulled down to reveal her shoulders.
She paid tribute to ’80s fashion by rolling up her sleeves to her forearms, and she pulled her zipper at half mast to accentuate her cleavage.
The Moonstruck star complemented the jacket with a long black skirt with a modest train, though she held it in her hand as she posed on the red carpet.
The mononymous singer and actor (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) had a high slit on her skirt that showed off her slender legs and was tied together with two diagonal cross pins.
Back in Black: Cher’s edgy top had the eccentric zip of a biker jacket, though the top was pulled down to reveal her shoulders. She wore a lavish studded leather jacket in her video clip
Legs for days: The Moonstruck star complemented the jacket with a long black skirt with a modest train, though she held it in her hand as she posed on the red carpet. The high split showed off her long legs
Showing off: She paid tribute to ’80s fashion by rolling up her sleeves to her forearms, and she half-masted her zipper to emphasize her cleavage as she wore her hair in thick waves
Cher lifted her black open-toed platform shoes that were strapped around her ankles, and she wore a silver chain necklace and a thick diamond-encrusted bracelet.
She showed off her winning smile as she sported her long jet black hair parted in the middle and in thick waves over her shoulders.
The seven-year-old previously caused a sensation in a black leather jacket in her music video If I Could Turn Back Time, which was shot aboard the battleship USS Missouri near Los Angeles in 1989.
Performing for her band on deck and surrounded by cheering sailors, Cher was dressed in her open leather jacket, which revealed a significantly racier see-through black suit with just a V-shaped black monokini-esque strip to protect her modesty.
The seven-year-old previously attracted attention in a black leather jacket in her music video If I Could Turn Back Time, which was shot in 1989 aboard the battleship USS Missouri near LA.
Edgy: She wore her jacket over a translucent black suit with only a V shape to protect her modesty, and the video was subsequently banned on several TV channels. It also caused controversy within the Navy for being allowed to be filmed on a battleship
The video caused a stir and was banned by several television channels, with MTV only wanting to air the video after 9 p.m. until a more chaste version was reissued.
The risqué outfit, combined with evocative scenes in which Cher – in a more modest outfit – straddled a huge gun on the deck, enraged Navy officials, although in the end no one was disciplined to let the video shoot go through.
The single, which led to Cher’s 1989 album Heart Of Stone, eventually reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Cher was joined on the red carpet at the CFDA awards by fashion designer Richard Stark, who wore a black pinstripe three-piece suit with rolled-up sleeves, along with wife Laurie Lynn Stark, who wore a cheerful powder-blue dress that left little to the imagination and decorated with Old English text letters.
Trio: Cher was joined on the red carpet at the CFDA awards by fashion designer Richard Stark, who wore a three piece pinstripe suit, along with wife Laurie Lynn Stark in a sheer powder blue dress
Property: Cher’s outing comes amid her newfound romance with music producer Alexander Edwards, who is 40 years her junior. She defended their age difference on Twitter, saying: ‘Love knows no math’
Cher’s outing comes amid her newfound romance with music producer Alexander Edwards, who is 40 years her junior.
The two have been affectionate and hand-in-hand in Los Angeles for the past few days, and the Oscar winner confirmed her relationship while defending their age difference on Twitter.
She wrote that “Love knows no math,” while claiming that Alexander treats her “like a queen.” She also said the two met for the first time last month during Paris Fashion Week.
The producer is best known for his previous relationship with Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, with whom he shares his three-year-old son Slash Electric Alexander Edwards.
In August of this year, Amber accused Alexander of cheating on her with 12 different people during their relationship, and he later admitted to being unfaithful on social media.
Cher, however, emphasized in her comments on Twitter that she was “not blinded by” love.
Exes: The producer is best known for his past relationship with Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, with whom he shares a child. She accused him of cheating on her with 12 different women, and he admitted to being unfaithful; seen in 2018 in LA