PVC and rockers have gone together since the dawn of the modern rock star, with shiny PVC fashions adorning everyone from Motley Crue to KISS to Poison. KISS used PVC in their elaborate costumes and Bret Michaels squeezed himself into the tiniest of vinyl outfits for a rock and roll sex appeal look.
Over time, the look has evolved into new incarnations with people like Madonna and the Spice Girls adopting the look into their own sexy styles. Today’s pop divas have made PVC a central part of their wardrobe on stage and beyond in music videos and personal appearances, wearing it completely differently than rock stars and pop stars of the past.
Katy Perry’s love for the fabric is well-known, taking the traditional hard edge off of the fabric with whimsical and girlish touches like ice cream cones and palm trees. She wears the glossy fabric just about everywhere that she goes and has a PVC dress in every color imaginable, often using a soft, Palm Beach style palette of pastels, with mint green, pink, and baby blue. In other appearances, she has donned vinyl for a red and white diagonally striped human candy cane look and a half American flag, half Union Jack dress while in London.
Katy Perry is not the only female pop star with a new take on the classic material; Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Nicky Minaj have made the fabric uniquely their own, doing everything from performing on stage to meeting the Queen of England in their shiny fashions. Although most people do not have much in common with celebrities, a love for these shiny fashions is spreading the world over, with people wearing PVC and vinyl looks to parties, nightclubs, and wherever they are going that they want to make a statement and look like a rock star.