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Adam Lambert Talks Fashion Inspirations in Vman Magazine

Adam Lambert Talks Fashion Inspirations in Vman Magazine

Adam Lambert strikes a pose in the newest issue of Vman magazine’s Issue #17, on newsstands Thursday (January 28).

The 28-year-old entertainer, featured in the magazine’s “How to Dress Like A Pop Star” feature, spoke about where he’s found inspiration for his fashion.

“What I do has been done before,” Adam shared. “It’s glam. I’m inspired by the ’70s and ’80s. Bowie is a huge influence. So are hair bands.”

“Why must a crazy look necessarily be gay?” Adam continued. “Our society is more fearful, I guess. And they don’t party enough. Everyone was partying in the ’80s.”

Adam will put his fashion skills to good use as he serves as a fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight‘s Grammy coverage on Monday, February 1!

“I’m overly honest, so that will probably show through,” Adam told ET. “I won’t be mean, though. I’m not mean.”

Adam Lambert – Vman Magazine #17
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  • who dat

    pretty boy :)

  • Window

    Wow I loved just watching him being photographed for the magazine spread. That was just fun! Man to have this guy’s life! Crazy! Now he is going to be on the Red Carpet on the Grammy’s! Insane! And he has a great album that just when Gold! Sweet! Love everything he wears! He needs a clothing line and he should be selling mascara and make up and hair color!

  • Justin

    For all of you who keep making fools of yourself say “15 minutes of fame” let me remind you it has been a year and half. Adam’s album just went gold, is out selling the idol winner by double, and According to FMOB, FYE Album jumped 55% in sales and went from #12 to #5.
    His recent single “Whataya Want From Me” is rising on the top 40 charts every week and he is about to go international. The guy is not only not going away – he is becoming a super star! Hollywood loves this man and support his incredible talent and gladly nurture his multiple creative talent. His fan base is huge and Adam is freaking talented whether you like him or not. Either way, you are obsessed with him – admit it – that is why you blog about him.

  • Jenn

    Sheer gorgeous beauty. I love his style and class and can’t wait to see him on the red carpet being sexy and funny as always. Adam is a Glam God!!!

  • Dorena

    Love this! Adam looks awesome and his cd is fantastic. Loving every minute being an Adam fan!! You haters need a life. This multi-talented man ain’t going nowhere but up!

  • MzDiscoLemonade

    I know rite!!

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    ..dude’s legendary already. from the first second on idol to now he’s been huge. he won that show from his first performance.

  • Glambert is Hot

    @Emile: he doesn’t compare he said he is inspired, look up the meaning before you spout off, you sound like the idiot you are . ADAM Is not arrogant at all if you knew anything about him at all. Listen to others celebs talk about how humble and gracious he always is. People like you can’t even read and twist the meaning of things.

  • SISA


  • Troierkjet

    Even the haters love Adam they can’t stay away because something inside themjust loves him and they don’t know how to handle it. Haters are so sad , biggest losers ever.

  • shadamholic

    I’m still waiting for the day when I can walk by a news stand and always see Adam’s picture on at LEAST one magazine ;-). Can’t wait to see him on the red carpet at the Grammy’s….SERIOUSLY, there are probably stars that are going to be there who want to meet him more than he wants to meet them even…should be fun to see him on the other side of the mike…he’s so articulate….another Adam surprise…hold on for the ride!

  • Beauty


    In other words: YOU DIDN’T LISTEN TO THE ALBUM!!!!!

    It’s called, “For Your Entertainment” by the way. Pick it up! Try it, you’ll like it!

  • Tagrid

    @Emile: Apparently English isn’t your first language so you don’t understand that to say “Bowie is a huge influence” is NOT Adam comparing himself to Bowie, in any way – it’s simply Adam saying how much he admires Bowie, as a singer, songwriter, performer and fashion influence. Is that so hard to understand? That’s not “arrogant” – giving credit where credit is due is the highest form of admiration – - unlike you – you twit!

  • Beauty


    Exquisitely good looks and fashion sense aside, perhaps you should direct that question to world reknown fashion designers and fashion industry icons, Christian Dior and Karl Lagerfield!!!

    Adam Lambert should be promoting their new $4,000+ sunglasses and other haute couture wares in the very near future. He’s already done the photoshoot.

    Oh yeah, about the “gay man”, “gaudy” and “flamboyant” taste comment… must have NEVER seen FASHION WEEK!!! The one in New York is coming up soon. Check it out. Then check yourself!!!

  • Ilia

    Who cares about the marks on his skin, the guy is a monster talent. His vocal prowess is immense. These haters need to take their outdated insults and spread it somewhere else.

  • myszka78

    how dare you comment as such…he is his own individual and crediting all HIS idols that ultimately influenced him…give this superbly talented guy a break!!!

  • myszka78

    @no talent:
    Get a serious hearing check done with ur doctor…ASAP

  • Liv


  • Freya77

    ADam is awsome as always, but for now, my focus is on the photographer

    ANYONE TELL ME WHAT TECHNOLOGY WAS USED??? was the cube put after or before or during photo??
    is that hologram???
    im clueless and as a learning photographer myself, i would be very happy to find out

  • xin

    really nice :)

  • Jackie

    After all the publicity he’s had, GOLD should not be considered that big of deal in my opinion.

  • LuckyL

    ^^Lol it outsold the winner and that’s all that matters.

  • marlock276

    Adam can do ANYTHING! He is so incredibly talented, and such a beautiful, kind, hard-working, genuine human being. . . he’s such an inspiration.

  • postwatcher

    Um, most of those “glam” 80s bands did not survive the decade…
    Kajagoogoo anyone?

  • http://justjared sandy

    Can’t stand the media’s fawning over this diude…..overhyped, over praised, over the top…..I’m over him

    quite sure he”outsold the idol wonner” because all his crazy fans each bougt a dozen of his CDs……

  • sheba

    I am from Israel and we PARTY hard all the time and men WERE JEWELRY and Pink shirts and tight pants. And they love it and they are not all gays. So Adam ., honey, you are AMAZING. it’s by mistake that you are an AMERICAN. You are a flowew power and we love you!!! You got the spirit og=f ROCK N ROLE> Thanks for keeping us ROCKING!!!
    You are incredible and a SUPER STAR. Keep being yourself Because the WORLD loves you.

  • lambertfan

    Adam never compared himself to Bowie – he said Bowie inspired him to dress “glam” people are so quick to judge – it’s a shame

  • lambertfan

    he never compared himself to Bowie – he has said numerous times – Bowie influenced him to dress “glam” – people are so quick to judge – it’s such a shame! Stay true to yourself Adam – your true fans with be behind you and you can laugh all the way to the bank at the haters!! LOL!

  • Ellie Light

    Two words:


  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    @Jackie: you know nothing about the music industry. hardly anyone’s selling records anymore. there’s only a hand full of artist that are actually still going platinum. established artist are barely going gold now so for adam who’s a new artist to do it is a big enough deal.

  • nursedatingsite

    I love his music

  • kat

    can we say….hoooooottttt….he is so sexy….boiling sexy…gay or not…love everything he does…those who gripe about him …why are you reading an article about him if you do not like him…go back and read your susan boyle articles…or safe kris allen….adam is like on fire…that is what being a “rock god” as being referred to on idol…and by rolling stone is all about…he will be huge…he has talent…he and his management are very smart….

  • M

    he is so hot it hurts

  • French restaurants & elves::

    This interview is HILARIOUS I love him and the interviewer LOL!

  • bitter

    @Ellie Light: Could you elaborate on that? LOL. Because I think it’s hilarious how people call those who ‘come from’ Idol and do NOT fade into obscurity fame ******. FWs do not have TALENT. Adam Lambert has been working towards this for over the past 10 years. His final step up was Idol, and it gave him a HUGE and very varied audience. This performer is eccentric and takes risks. He has a LOT of career options because he is multi-talented and can be marketed in so many ways. It’s all up to him. He is creative and isn’t afraid of trying new things, actually he loves it. He soaks it up and works best under pressure. He’s writing and recording and planning for the tour and doing photoshoots and partying and presenting and playing dress up. I don’t know how he manages it but he does. I love that he lives life to the fullest. People like you sound so sour about something lmao. Tell us about your life.

  • lakers fan in boston

    this annoying prick again….
    shiz, it’s a post everyday for this guy
    he has yet 2 accomplish anything except prove that all AI contestants suck when it comes to going ou in the real entertainment industry

  • Janice K

    @Wicked Glitter: OH WOW!!! Adam is sooooo gorgeous & I agree with Wicked Glitter!! Where are ALL the fans that made him our King on American Idol? I wanna know too. I feel we have let him down —and it can’t be because “we literally just found out” that he is gay, because on Idol he never hid his fantastic different-ness, and in fact THAT’S what we ALL waited for each week!!! TO SEE WHAT HE WOULD DO AND LOOK LIKE. Oh, I LOVE him soooo much. Janice K

  • kms

    @Jess – regarding his fans lack of musical sophistication. I am a huge fan of this extremely gifted man – I mean, a four octave range with perfect breath control, flawless transitions and perfect pitch. Other artists on my iPod include Juliana Baird (no one does Baroque quite like her), Kiri T. (srsly who can sing Puccini better?), YoYo Ma (the only one who can hold a candle to his Bach Cello suites would be Casals himself) – but I’d like to hear your opinion on this.

  • sohuh

    Even though i am not of his persuasion, this guy is really talented. he’s the next billy idol or freddy mercury, hands down. he seem’s so versatile. i can see him on broadway, musicals, movies, tv. he’s a package deall! way to go adam!!!

  • Omaha Reader

    Love this guy and wish nothing but the best for him… Go Adam!…