Justin Bieber has changed his fashion statement innumerable times in the past three years. Indeed, as JB has grown in popularity, so has he grown in his style savvy, making sartorial statements that range from punk kid to sophisticated musical ambassador.
To be sure, Justin Bieber was all about looking like any other up-and-coming musician of his ilk when he first was discovered on YouTube in 2008. But now that The Biebs has been seen hanging out with the like of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and other style conscious gurus, he is singing a different fashion tune.
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Get a gander here of Justin Bieber in nearly a dozen different pictures provided by Billboard, as the music publication celebrates the superstar in anticipation of yet another album release. And as you do, notice how the young JB went from duds that every skater boy would don to duds that only people who has deep pockets can afford. (Check out the YSL on the lapel of one particular sweater; we're talking big time designers here.)
Also notice Justin Bieber's fondness for the color purple, especially in shots where he is dressed for special occasions, like movie openings, award shows, and other red carpet events. And especially how he dons this particular hue often when he's standing alongside love-of-his-life Selena Gomez, who also likes to wear purple for her guy. Very loyal, very regal.
And so, as Justin Bieber makes fashion choices that reflect his growing realization that he is one singer who aims to shoot for the moon in all ways, please weigh in: Do you like his evolving look or do you think he is trying too hard to be a pop star with a forced fashion sense? Thoughts?