Cher at 2013 NYC Pride

Posted on July 02, 2013

God bless this old broad.


Cher performs on stage as part of the 27th ‘Dance on the Pier’ party during NYC Pride 2013 in New York City.

She’s like Mt. Rushmore now. You wouldn’t criticize what Mt. Rushmore was wearing, would you?

We have to admit, we’re a little perplexed by the hanging kilt-flaps, though.



[Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images]

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  • Judy_S

    A salute to those who would rather wear skirts? A memory of a Catholic school uniform?

    • gabbilevy

      Old lady gladiator?

      • run, gabbi, run … you just called Cher old lady…i don’t know if that’s gonna go over well ; )

        • gabbilevy

          nah, just the outfit. Grandma chic. Cher herself is timeless. (Seriously, that thing is a chainmail sweatervest)

          • StellaZafella

            Pattern availiable on Etsy…under “Cher wore this with Pride!”

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Seriously! Now we’re gonna have to hide you! “Gabbi? Who? Nope, nope, haven’t seen her. Ignore the terrified, muffled sobs coming from behind that wall, Cher…”

      • Joanne Abrams

        that’s a perfect description

  • DinnerIsServed1972

    I love her wig.

  • EdithP

    I’d rather see a kilt flap than a camel toe. She looks crazy/awesome.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Way better than camel toe. Just saw an old photo of Sonny and Cher on Pinterest. She had the most major camel toe I have ever seen, must have been painful.

      I love this!

      • H2olovngrl

        You know, now we all want to go on pinterest and find this picture, right?

  • MartyBellerMask

    Mullet kilt flaps, at that.

  • It’s so demure. You know, for her. When you tell me “Cher at Gay Pride”, head to toe beige does not come to mind.

    • 1carmelita

      Ha! great minds think alike, annabelle archer!

      • DTLAFamilies

        She’s 67 and unlike Iggy, knows when it’s time to put it away.

    • MartyBellerMask

      I’d call it a “champagne” color. 🙂

      • Well that’s much more festive.

      • ballerinawithagun

        You are right! This is not beige, champagne is perfect and it is all metallic!

      • Yes – champagne or pearl.

    • marlie

      But CHAIN MAIL.

    • Frank_821

      I agree this is very low key for her. I think she’s messing with people’s expectations. But she’s Cher and therefore she’s allowed…lol.

  • 1carmelita

    Covered in multiple layers—is this the new, demure Cher?

    • RebeccaKW

      I’m wondering if it has to do with things that can’t be fixed by plastic surgery? I love Cher and I’m not hating on her (or anyone else who decides to get some work done). But there are limits to what can be done (like the super veiny feet from years of wearing high heels) and I wonder if this is her solution. Like Madonna and the gloves. She can diet and get nipped and tucked, but skin still wrinkles and sags, so the solution is to wear skin tight pants and long-sleeve shirts. Still show off her awesome goods, but cover up what can’t be undone.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I was thinking that, too. (Please don’t kill me, Cher!)

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the boots.

  • Even I, the long time kilt wearin’ dude, am more than a trifle perplexed here. That said, HUGE love to her for showing up at NYC Pride.

    • MoHub

      Never struck me as a kilt. I was thinking Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan loincloth.

      • Its the pleats that take it to Kiltlandistan for me.

        • StellaZafella

          Ach! It’s a wee Loinkilt!

          • giddypony

            God. Now Ihave to make one and see if I can talk one of my sons into wearing one…

    • TheAmericaness

      First thing I did was look for your reply 😀

      • 3boysful

        Me, too!

        • Lanus

          Me, three!

  • Annarosa


  • lobsterlen

    I am nearly 50 Cher was my generations Madonna. I begged my Mother to buy me an Indian war bonnet and I sat in my room for hours wearing it singing Half-Breed.
    Second that … God Bless Cher for making people happy for so many years.

  • Little_Olive

    Minus the flaps, I actually like this!

    What I love the most its that it’s not black.

    Take a note, performers: black, fishnets and red are not your only performing options.

  • SayWTH

    Isn’t that Michael Jackson’s outfit from “Remember The Time?” Maybe she was doing a memorial tribute for the 4 year anniversary of his passing. Gotta love Cher!!

  • butterflysunita

    Completely fabulous.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    She still looks like her beautiful self… she’s done the whole aging/preserving thing well. I’ll never try to figure out her outfits…I mean, it’s Cher!!

    • MoHub

      Not aging/preserving. It’s lifting/stretching. Give me Helen Mirren crow’s feet any day.

      • StellaZafella

        Paraphrasing Helen Mirren in an interview for, I beleive it was the village Voice about 10 years ago:
        “I’d love to be Madonna or Cher, even for a day…but I can’t…I’m British, you know?”

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        I meant to say “of those who lift and stretch”…she still looks like Cher and looks beautiful. Some don’t look anything like themselves anymore and that is so unfortunate (and scary!) Certainly I approve of the Helen Mirren set as well! But as Stella says…she British. They are not coming from the same place.

    • formerlyAnon

      I started hating what she did to her face 30+ years ago. But she’s always been so blunt about having done “work” and her insecurities that I decided to be a little sad about the way her bone structure was not allowed to shine as the face melted a bit around it with age, and to accept that in her business and in her head that wouldn’t have worked for her.

  • kbshee

    I’m not sure I’d call this beige–perhaps pale gold? Anyway, I love the jacket the most.

  • Why wasn’t this one of the outfits at the Met gala? I love it. Mullet kilt flaps, glomesh spencer and all.

  • Viviennne

    It’s a good idea to incorporate modesty panels to obscure a 67 year old derriere and camel toe….

    • StellaZafella

      I daresay, that 67 year old derriere rivals the displays of pop princesses less than 1/3 her age…
      To quote Cher herself, ” Follow this, bitches!”

      • formerlyAnon

        Yup. She’s always worked out religiously and been blunt about using surgery to do what exercise cannot.

      • Viviennne

        I am sure she works out and has had surgery and does what it takes to be the focal point on stage….I am simply saying 67 is not 27 no matter how you dress it.

  • NMMagpie

    Straight up Cher-awesomeness. Haters can hate, but she’s still got it. 🙂

  • AC Simons

    I know she and Kathy Griffin are great pals. Are they sharing (Cher-ing?) wigs now? I absolutely love Cher – yes, a national treasure.

  • VioletFem

    I love her hair! I don’t get the kilt either, but with Cher there is always a bit of WTFness to her outfits.

  • mjude

    love her & must bow down now. forever cher!

  • beebee10

    I think she butched it up for gay day. It’s a revisioned utili-kilt.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    The flaps are strange, but overall this is a great look and definitely a lot of style on display here. I would hope she has legendary gays helping her – I mean the flipping queen of all things Bob Mackie is in her style arsenal.

  • marlie

    Let’s say it all together… “Cher at a NYC Pride event.” The rules (if they ever applied to Cher, which is debatable anyway) REALLY don’t apply here. She looks fabulously Cher-iffic.

  • crash1212

    Perfect. In every way.

  • Frank_821

    Yes Cher is her own entity. She’s a diva that has earned the right to write her own rules. I’m just glad she did that live interveiw with Andy Cohen and also made Anderson Cooper swoon and faint.

    I don’t mind all the plastic surgery since she owns it and makes no secret

  • joanna dash

    It’s CHER. The rules do not apply.

  • Fordzo

    I love how she’s made edgy “age appropriate”. At this point, I don’t want to see her in a two strips of duct tape, but the chain mail and leather and fishnet are awesome.

    • formerlyAnon

      Right. Always trying to be sexy in a plunging-neckline gown and 30 years younger is Charo territory, not Cher.

      • Fordzo

        In my mind, I was giving Madonna the side eye.

        • formerlyAnon

          That works as well . . . except that Charo has been more successful than our dear Material Girl in projecting sexier-than-her-years-should-allow, in my opinion. Madonna *dances* younger-than-you-might-expect better than she projects sexy. (Again, just my opinion . . .)

          • Fordzo

            Honestly, I haven’t seen Charo in ages. Where is she? (But now that you bring her up, I think Cher is wearing her scalp in these photos.)

          • formerlyAnon

            I was surprised to see her (Charo) on t.v. at some point in the last year or so. [I can’t remember what she was on. I really, really want to say Jimmy Fallon was involved, but that could be totally my imagination. Since I associate her strongly with talk shows, from back in the day.]

            She looked a lot like she always has, only older and heavier. (If she’s really the age her bio claims – 5 years younger than Cher – she hasn’t spent nearly as much money on her face – of course I’m sure she’s not nearly as wealthy). BUT she DANCED and she still moves pretty well and more impressive was fairly athletic for several minutes and then immediately spoke and wasn’t out of breath.

  • Miss WKS

    Chad Michaels never looked better….

  • frannyprof

    Hides her Depends panty lines? I kid I kid!!!!!

  • CommentsByKatie

    I love the kilt! I think this would be pretty boring; beige pants, beige jacket, gold vest…even though it’s all metallic, that’s still pretty ‘soccer mom’ for Cher. The fabulous kilt flaps bring it up to stagewear. Love it!

    • Fordzo

      Don’t discount the wig. The boys aaaaaaalllllllllllllll the way in the back need to see her hair.

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  • Nancer

    Love her!

  • The flaps are a nod to her Native-American ancestry maybe. That’s what came to mind when I saw them.

  • Lilithcat

    Actually, if Mt. Rushmore were wearing that, I’d criticize.

  • Chainmail and a kilt!Come on people – she’s a warrior! Love it. Love the color of the wig too. Love.

  • capybara_cafe

    Those hanging kilt flaps have been very popular with men in Japan for some time now. See: damn near any VK band.

  • another_laura

    It’s only fair that she wear some stuff that is slightly more drape-y / covered-up-y. It’s like an amalgamation of lots of older outfits. All at once. What the h#ll, she’s Cher, she can wear whatever the eff she wants! I bet the dance party was amazing!!

  • A little influence of Michelle, the last Project Runway winner, with the metal hooks and plate-like vest.

  • formerlyAnon

    I kind of love what she’s wearing, with the “it’s Cher” caveat. I don’t want to see her always trying to look a sexy 40 as she heads into her late 60s – that’s Charo, not Cher.

    Not down with the wig, I want her dark haired, it’s tradition [Hear the strings from Fiddler on the Roof swell in the background?]. Gave up critiquing the facial surgeries her insecurities have driven her to decades ago.

  • MilaXX

    She’s Cher, ’nuff said.

  • jmorino08

    Did she forget her wigs and borrow one of Kathy Griffin’s? Cher with red hair is confusing.

    • StellaZafella

      The lady has a rider in her contract for public performances that specifies a separate hotel room for her wigs…Red is only the part of it, I did a double take the first time I saw her as a blond…but I got used to it. :).


    I posted this earlier, so forgive if it is a repeat. The designer of the coat, kilted trousers and studded leg warmers is from LA and is named Ashton Michael. He does a lot of stage wear for performers as well as have a fashion line. Has a lot of amazing looks out there.

  • HannahS

    Her figure is amazing and her costume is classic Cher–fun, dramatic, and sexy. And she pulls off the sexy while still being covered up. She knows how to entertain and surprise the audience–thus the red hair..

  • Frick Sanome

    Maybe she has developed a bladder issue, common of women her age.

    • unbornfawn


  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    You just KNOW come Ptown Bear Week, some roided-up muscle bear named Tank or possibly Brick, with his high pitched voice, is going to wear the “knee flap” thing and ONLY the “knee flap” thing.

    • Fordzo

      And we’ll all just smile and nod.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      Thanks!! Now I know what to pack for P-Town!!!

  • kimiakay

    Cher looks great here. The lady is 67 years old and still working it. Thank you for not wearing all black this time! Snaps to you for supporting Pride.

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  • LaSylphide

    Cher and I are the same age and I give her big, big snaps for still being…Cher! Trust me: at our age, it’s not easy being anything, let alone…Cher! Unfortunately, those endless facelifts make her look awful. Of course, I haven’t had any facelifts, and I look awful too. My philosophy is, if you’re going to look awful, facelift or not, why waste the money. Spend it on clothes.

    • formerlyAnon

      Hahaha. Had a conversation just this a.m. at the gym about how *much* lottery money it’d take before we’d get all of our spots and veins and sags fixed rather than squirreling it away as insurance that we could have all the drivers and nurses and housekeepers and cooks and fellas-paid-to-be human canes & bag toters we wanted in our fast-approaching old age.

      Yup, aging: a laugh a minute.

  • “Tlo said: we’re a little perplexed by the hanging kilt-flaps, though.”

    I think those are mud flaps.


  • Maryanne525

    It’s bizarre, but I don’t give a fuck. I bow DOWN.

  • Peeve

    I think she looks pretty damn fabulous, and I love the red hair on her!

  • quiltrx

    From what I can see, those boots look pretty magical.
    And I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my life–one thing I’ve noticed is that (both guys and girls) there are always outfits that you can’t *quite* tell what part of it is. Like you can’t read what the shirt says, or what is that on her left arm, or does he have on legwarmers, etc etc. I’m chalking the kilt-flaps up to that particular “fashion tic” of performers.

  • demidaemon

    It’s Cher, bitches. That is all.

  • AmeliaEve

    Gladiator realness. She’s wearing armor!

  • Lucas

    LOVE her. She’s so fucking fabulous, she’s earned a lifetime “get out of fashion-jail free” card. Damn, I wish I could have seen her show at NYC Pride.

  • GTrain

    Love the outfit. Love huh.