It’s been a while – too long! – since we admired the extraordinary talents and only marginally less extraordinary image of Turkey’s beloved singer Zeki Müren, who died on this day in 1996.
Here we find Müren working a rococo variation on Michael Jackson’s late period crack pixie/rear admiral look, with epaulettes you could doubtless see from space, topped out with a Princess Anne ‘do. And as with Jackson, there is an electric charge which results from the dissonance between image and content. Before you have time to ask “what has she come as?” you find yourself submitting wholly to the unearthly gifts contained in that arresting package.
(And if you’re having a lousy Monday, I guarantee that nothing will cheer you up faster than a Google image search for Zeki Müren.)