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.”