Musicians Who Defined Nineties Style

From Beastie Boys to Gwen Stefani, the artists who ruled the decade's fashion
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Tupac Shakur

To this day, rappers mimic Tupac's relaxed but aggressive style, though he hardly set out to be a fashion icon. He offered many variations on a general theme, but the most famous (and consistent) element of Tupac's look was his trademark bandana, always tied around his head. Sometimes in red, sometimes in blue, it generally accompanied drop-crotch pants, a wifebeater and a gold chain. For Tupac, it was all in a day's wardrobe but, for a generation who loved him, what he wore has become as evocative of a time and mood as every rhyme he ever commanded.

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