Lay on the Glitter

Happy 70th Birthday, Mick!

From blouses to jumpers, a look back at more than half a century of Mick’s glitter-rock style.

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Moves Like Jagger

In honor of Mick Jagger's 70th birthday, we look back at the singer's iconic style, from his early glitter rock days to his—well, still pretty glittery later years.

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Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

In honor of Mick Jagger’s 70th birthday, we look back at the singer’s iconic style, from his early glitter-rock days to his, well, still pretty glittery later years.

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Glam Rocker

In 1972, at the height of the glitter-rock era, a 29-year-old Mick Jagger took the stage in a silver-loop-studded, lace-up two-piece at the Boston Garden, with Keith Richards on guitar in the foreground.

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Fetch, Boy!

A year later, at Wembley Empire Pool in London, a bare-chested Jagger bounded across the stage in a white jumper and glittering arm jewelry, microphone in mouth.

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Mambo Mick

Mick wasn’t much for shirts in the ’70s, but he had no problem with the magnificently ruffled sleeves of this outfit and cowboy-style, leather-fringed pants.

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Covering Up

Not buying into the Partridge Family look that Keith was sporting at the time, Mick donned a lime-green-pants-and-jacket combo with (behold!) a tight-fitting, yellow shirt underneath.

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Stones Sherbet

In Philadelphia in 1981, a now 38-year-old Jagger took the stage in three varying shades of orange and a yellow puffer jacket. Bonus: Keith’s goggles-leather-bandana combo in the background!

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True Blue

Later that year, Jagger sported a blue nylon jacket, a red patterned shirt, and the vaguest hints of eyeliner onstage.

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All Torn Up

Shirtless again, with mismatching silver shoes and a torn-up, one-sleeve denim jacket, Jagger crowed gleefully in Keith’s direction during a guitar solo.

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He’s Still Got It

In 2003, 60-year-old Mick looked polished onstage in an olive-green jacket, black pants, and matching shoes during a concert in Marseille, France.

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Storming the Stage

On the Lausanne, Switzerland, stop of the Stones’ 2007 “A Bigger Bang” tour, a still-glam Jagger smiles onstage in a black-and-silver-patterned blazer and black denim jeans.

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Rock Me, Amadeus

Looking like the disco version of Mozart, Jagger glittered onstage in a silver conductor’s jacket and a black satin shirt during a concert in Milan in 2006.

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Admiring the View

Jagger looks out at the crowd during a concert in Lausanne in a black undershirt and a blue satin blouse.

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Getting Intimate

Six hundred unsuspecting, lucky fans paid only $20 in October this year to see the Rolling Stones perform in Paris, where, in all black, Jagger roared into the crowd.

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Holiday Cheer

Dressed for the holidays, Mick Jagger wore a green velvet suit to The Rolling Stones Crossfire Hurricane premiere on November 13, 2012, in New York City. 

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Top of the Morning

Mick is a walking optical illusion in his zig-zag pattern jacket and hat while performing in London in 2012. 

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Still Bedazzled

At the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2013, Mick Jagger wore a green bedazzled suit jacket, giving concertgoers way in the back something to focus on. 

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Rock Royalty

Mick Jagger gets regal with a gold brocade suit jacket, which he wore while performing in London in 2013.