Singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel’s stellar voice and impeccable music helped make him a cultural icon. But let’s be real: we’re all really here for his festive and fantastically over-the-top costumes. Here are the sequins, capes and suits that made us go 😍 and 😱.
Back at it with the white sparkles:
It’s a literal silver lining on that beaded suit.
Everything is coming up roses:
In this “La Gitana” duet with Mexico’s adopted daughter, Rocío Dúrcal, JuanGa went with a truly magnificent floral cape. It is 💯!!
Human disco ball:
JuanGa is just trying to see(quin) and be seen as he catches the light during this spectacle of sparkle at a concert at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
El Tri is shown some “Amor Eterno”:
The red, white and green of the Mexican flag will always be a classic color combination…Juan Gabriel knows that. This might be one of his tamest outfits, but he makes it fierce.
Everyone tries to copy JuanGa, SMDH:
One of his most notable outfits has been this fantastic jacket with purple sequined paillettes. JuanGa was steps ahead of Sarah Palin, who might have tried to steal his TRAILBLAZING look when she endorsed Trump in a similarly spangly jacket (played below by Tina Fey on SNL):
And before Bey…
Before Beyonce strutted onto the 2013 Met Gala’s red carpet adorned in black and gold…
…There was JuanGa:
JuanGa was already sparkling in a black and gold beaded number that was as ’80s as Aqua Net hairspray and perms. Just LOOK at that dangling pin/ascot/bolo tie/whatever it is. Slay JuanGa, slayyyy!
Charro Outfits + Perfect Dance Movies=
The lesson we’ve learned? NEVER underestimate Juan Gabriel when it comes to stellar style.
What’s your favorite Juan Gabriel OUTFIT? Let us know in the comments below!