Rihanna, Zac Efron, And 7 Other Celebs Who Were Inspired By Elvis's Hair

The King left for the great big Heartbreak Hotel in the sky but his style lives on

Nearly 40 years ago, on August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley left us for that great big " Heartbreak Hotel" in the sky. And, in addition to leaving us with tons of great music, he left an indelible mark on fashion as well.

Writer Arthur van de Laak once wrote in Men’s Style Fashion: "As a fashion icon Elvis, of course, was the Lady Gaga of his day, wearing outlandish garb one day and seeing it become street fashion the next." Couldn't have said it better myself, Mr. van de Laak.


Elvis helped make denim jackets, flamboyant suits, and head-to-toe leather a part of street fashion. But Elvis wasn't Elvis without that signature jet-black pompadour, the hairstyle named for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV.

Nowadays, erry'body got a pompadour, including some of your favorite celebs. Take a look!

  • Lady Gaga


    Here's the Artpop singer at buddy Tony Bennet's 90th birthday party. Wonder if Tony ever had a pomp.