When Carolina Panther Cam Newton – and CBS Good Morning anchor Charlie Rose – made style news last week decked out in the loudest of black and gold Versace trousers, I should have known Super Bowl 50 was going to be an event for the sports fashion history books.
6. Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were haute and hilarious in their Men’s Fashion Week-runway worthy ensembles they wore for their Squarespace commercial. Key & Peele – complete with The Wknd style hair – nailed the millennial nerds as sportscaster look, right down to the graphic print sweaters.
5. Coldplay – especially front man Chris Martin – performed in looks that were all 1960s psychedelica. Martin’s denim jacket looked as if it was covered in in Crayola doodles. Twitter complained, but I loved.
3. Beyonce paid homage to two famous Jackson family members: Her choreographed sequence to “Formation” was reminiscent of Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” video. And short blazer, with military-inspired jacket and harnass by design house Dsquared, was an updated copy of the suit Michael Jackson wore for his 1993 halftime performance. And body suit, courtesy of Ashton Michael was a throwback to the women The Black Panther party.
(It must be noted here that Beyonce randomly released the video for “Formation” Saturday afternoon. The video featured Bey clad in a variety of of tush-baring body suits and antebellum style dresses (complete with corsets and camisoles) At that very moment the weekend’s fashion ante was upped three-fold. She also took the halftime show as an opportunity to announce a world tour. It hits Philadelphia June 5.
2. Cam Newton arrived at the Super Bowl in gold, MVP cleats by Under Armour. He was hoping for the Midas touch on the football field, but the Bronco’s defense was just too fast and furious. He was forced to leave with his head hung low in the low ultimate mourning (and sulking) outfit: a Panthers hoodie. Made me wonder what he would wear if the Panthers actually won.
1. Lady Gaga gave a stellar – dare I say perfect – performance of the National Anthem in an amazing, cherry red lurex pantsuit by Gucci designer Alessandro Michelle that glittered like hot fire. Gaga’s eyelids even sparkled like Dorothy’s Wizard of Oz magic pumps. In keeping with the red, white and blue theme, Gaga’s stiletto nails were cobalt blue. And only Gaga can wear shoes that don’t match. They were both Gucci, but one was blue glitter and the other was red and white striped. This outfit was everything.