Las Vegas History: 10 Most Outrageous Outfits in Vegas History
Whenever you put together some of the most talented and eccentric people on Earth, the result is outrageous and wardrobes tend to express this phenomenon. Vegas has been home to some of the most outrageous dressers of all time, so we offer you our favorite picks. You might have others in mind -- there are so many choices! And we have no doubt the city will keep churning out fantastic costumes for centuries to come.
62. The Playboy Club's Bunny Dealers: Playboy. The word has conjured up thoughts of beautiful women, swanky bachelor pads and swinging singles for 54 years. The Playboy Club at the Palms has closed, but the dealers were all beautiful Playboy bunnies, clad in the legendary bunny costume complete with cuffs, collars and cottontails. Cocktail waitresses also wore reinvented bunny costumes recently created by edgy designer Roberto Cavalli. The costumes featured designs that included leopard prints and rhinestones - a fitting Vegas tribute.
63. The showgirls in Jubilee!: Talk about carrying your own weight or shining brighter than any neon sign on the Strip! The featherweight Jubilee! showgirls, who perform at Bally's Las Vegas, don sparkling headpieces that test their lean figures. The heaviest headpiece weighs only 35 pounds. For its fantastically high proportion of crystal weight vs. body weight and male ostrich feathers dyed in hues no real ostrich would consider wearing, this Swarovskied-out costume had to be included on our list.
64. The I-Girls: Imagine, if you will, water elements, tropical cocktails with names such as Peachy Keen, Exotic Spice and Passion Pulse and women adorned in an exquisite flesh-colored bikini-like costume, trained to move with the rhythmic sounds that surround them. Although it might sound like a place you would find on the Brazilian coastline, this is the Rio's I-Bar .
With a decor that celebrates its namesake, Ipanema's beach in Rio de Janeiro, the bar counts the beautiful I-Girls among its staff. As they sit by your side to take your drink order, you can't help but wonder how their scant garments stay put. Is it J. Lo's secret tape or an ancient Brazilian recipe? Whatever it is, the costumes (or lack thereof) help explain why so many women are now flocking to the plastic surgeon's office to get a Brazilian butt lift.
65. Siegfried and Roy: Although they're no longer on stage in Vegas, Siegfried and Roy were the quintessential outrageous dressers. From their long shiny gray capes with shoulder pads almost as big as airplane wings to their rubberlike vests, famous hairdos and royal rods, Siegfried and Roy are necessary members of the outrageous attire kingdom.
66. Any costume in "Zumanity" Most -- if not all -- performers in Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity shift across the stage dressed in bizarre costumes created by Thierry Mugler -- known for his Angel fragrances and Judy-Jetson-meets-Audrey-Hepburn clothing designs.
67. Cher: Cher's show at Caesars Palace is no longer, but if you were lucky enough to see it, you know it featured a veritable parade of dazzling fashions designed by Bob Mackie, who aptly goes by the nickname the "Sultan of Sequins." Between Cher and her dancers, there were 140 costume changes during the show and Cher switched outfits in less than two minutes with the help of four assistants.
68. The Chippendales: Sitting in the audience at the Chippendales Theater, you might wonder. If you're one of the lucky gals who get to help out on stage during the beefcakes' performance, you become a member of the Secret Society of the Sock. How do some of the sexiest men alive appear to be naked from behind but are not? It is the sock, or as our insiders have told us, opaque pantyhose wrapped tightly around the right places to ensure full coverage of "the package." This article of clothing might not qualify as an outfit, but outrageous it is. Don't miss it.
69. Elvis Presley: Elvis, Elvis, Elvis. Although by today's standards, his outfits might not seem that out of the norm (just compare his clothing with the costumes worn by dancers in The Fashionistas or Zumanity), Elvis caused quite a stir during his time. Sporting his signature peacock outfit, Elvis kept even those colorfully feathered fowls wondering what species he belonged to. We know you will agree with us about this outrageous dresser's ranking.
70. Wladziu Valentino Liberace: Once the highest-paid performer in Las Vegas, the man with the rhinestone piano never failed to dazzle, often making fellow flamboyant ivory-tickler Elton John look positively drab. "The reason I love so many clothes," Liberace once said of his outrageous clothes addiction, "is because, I guess, when I was a kid I had to wear my brother George's hand-me-downs. Now that I can afford to buy my own, I have them in about three sizes because I love to eat and my weight constantly fluctuates. So most of my suits come in three sizes: thin, fat and impossible!" .
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