Queens of Rock: the most stylish wives and girlfriends of iconic rock stars

It is believed that the main passion of rock musicians is guitars, drums or keyboards. However, many cult performers did not deify musical instruments at all: their main muses were women who inspired, supported and helped during a difficult period. We tell you about the most famous beloved rock musicians who influenced the fashion of bygone eras.

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Iman; Bianca Jagger; Kate Moss

Love sometimes works wonders even with the most insane and passionate fanatics. Many rock musicians, known for their love of a wild life, have repeatedly admitted that they would easily give up a lot for the sake of the woman they love. These muses inspired the craziest and most outrageous musicians to new albums, pulled them out of difficult life vicissitudes, helped them cope with addictions and were there at times when the support of loved ones was especially important. We tell you about the most stylish women whom cult rock artists loved more than music.

Iman

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Iman and David Bowie, 2005

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Stunningly beautiful, graceful, with impeccable taste – needless to say, the top model Iman attracted many cult stars of the scene.  The girl was discovered by fashion photographer Peter Beard – once he saw her on the street in Nairobi and was fascinated by her long neck, high forehead and elegant grace. After this meeting, her life turned upside down. She popularized a new type of beauty, conquered many fashion designers, starred on the covers of cult glossy magazines and became the main muse in the life of David Bowie. Now Iman is not only a model, but also a philanthropist entrepreneur and is actively engaged in charity. Her style is a crazy mix of trends and eclectic combinations. She wears colorful prints, incredible decor, impressive couture dresses and does not rank clothes by age at all.

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Patti Hansen

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Patti Hansen and Keith Richards, 1988

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Patti Hansen, 1976

Model and actress Patti Hansen herself was an iconic icon of the generation. And paired with Keith Richards, guitarist and songwriter of The Rolling Stones, she shone even brighter in the starry sky. Charismatic, bright and attractive – Hansen has long been one of the most stylish heroine of the secular society of the 70s and 80s. The girl’s career began at the age of 14 — then she was noticed by photographer Peter Gert, who later took the girl to the party of Wilhelmina Cooper, ex-model and owner of the cult modeling agency Wilhelmina Models, who signed a contract with Patti. Next — glossy covers, coveted campaigns and all the most important components of the life of a popular model. At that time, Patti began to attract the attention of fashion experts and was recognized as a bright style icon of the generation, having gained many imitators.

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Hansen and Richards met at the sensational Studio 54 club — a real center of attraction for the cult stars of the era. They started dating on December 18, 1979, and exactly 4 years later, on December 18, 1983, they got married.

In 2007, Patty was diagnosed with a terrible diagnosis – bladder cancer. During the treatment, Keith was always there and instilled in his beloved hope for recovery. Together they defeated the disease, and the difficulties did not affect their feelings in any way. The iconic couple has managed to raise two daughters together so far: Theodora and Alexandra.

Kate Moss

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Pete Doherty and Kate Moss, 2007

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Kate Moss, 1995

The face of the era of heroin chic and one of the iconic top models of the 90s. In the rich life of Kate Moss met a lot of star fans, among whom two were musicians. In 2005, the model met Pete Doherty, a member of indie and punk bands The Libertines and Babyshambles. In his biography — regular violations of the law, drug and alcohol addiction. He took his girlfriend Kate along the same path. Once at a party, paparazzi photographed Kate with a white powder suspiciously resembling cocaine. After that, the career of the model was shaken: many fashion houses began to refuse to work with her. After the scandal, Moss went to rehab, and at the end of the treatment she was re-admitted to the highest fashion circles, but they forgot about the compromising material.

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Kate Moss and Jamie Hince’s wedding, July 1, 2011

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Kate Moss, 2019

True, a calm and measured life is definitely not created for Moss. In 2007, Moss met Jamie Hince, guitarist of The Kills. This time it seemed that the chosen model was much more serious and thorough than the previous boyfriend. True, the couple’s love also did not pass the test of time — on July 1, 2011 in London, but in the summer of 2015 they decided to part ways. Rumor has it – because of Jamie’s infidelity.

Kate Moss has always been extremely attractive and unusual, which charmed not only amorous men, but also fashion experts. The style of the top model has hardly changed since the 90s, and her outfits always look relevant. Isn’t this the main dream of many celebrities poring over their wardrobes with stylists? 

Dita von Teese

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Dita von Teese and Marilyn Manson, 2005

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Dita von Teese, 2020

A burlesque dancer and an odious rocker – it’s hard to say what attracted Dita von Teese and Marilyn Manson to each other, but their romance was discussed by the public especially hotly. The elegant and graceful Dita and the intimidating Marilyn looked especially shocking together. They say that they were united by a passion for vintage things. And Manson himself has always treated his beloved with special sensitivity and tenderness, which went against his frightening image. After four years of relationship, Marilyn proposed to his beloved, and in 2005 they got married. However, their happiness did not last long — already in 2007 the couple separated.

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Dita loves the retro glamour of the 40-50s and actually built her career on it. Arrows, red lipstick, pin-up dresses and elegant theatrical outfits are a typical burlesque dancer’s wardrobe and quite an everyday set for Dita.

Courtney Love

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Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love with their daughter, 1993

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Courtney Love, 1999

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain are freedom-loving, bright and at the same time completely unlike each other, together they were “yin” and “yang”. She is wayward and flighty, he is depressed and melancholic. They met in 1990 at a Nirvana concert in Portland, immediately liked each other (although Kurt at first tried to distance himself from the girl) and soon began dating.

Wedding dresses for the ceremony in 1992 are a vivid illustration of the attitude of a couple in love to life. The bride tried on a dress that once belonged to actress Frances Farmer, whom she and Cobain admired, and the groom was dressed in pajamas (because, according to him, he was too lazy to wear a suit).  Their life together did not last long. In April 1994, he committed suicide, and in his suicide note confessed his love for Courtney.

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Patti Smith

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Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith, 1990

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Patti Smith, 1976

American Patti Smith is called the godmother of punk rock. The singer, writer and artist has become an extremely influential figure on the punk rock scene in New York. She decided to take a career break during a relationship with Fred “Sonic” Smith, an American guitarist known as a member of the MC5 band, and later the founder of his own band Sonic’s Rendezvous Band. After the death of her lover, she returned to music again and to this day remains one of the most iconic icons of punk rock. Patty has always adored androgynous style and expertly wore men’s clothes. Loose shirts, jeans, oversized jackets, grunge T-shirts and the invariable disheveled hairstyle are all that she adored in the 70s and 80s (and still loves).

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Nancy Spanjen

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Nancy Spanjen and Sid Vicious, 1978

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Sid and Nancy, 1978

Sid and Nancy are names that have become household names for many. Nancy Spanjen was the beloved of the bassist of the British punk rock band Sex Pistols Sid Vicious and an extremely extraordinary and flighty person. Her style is not at all the merit of stylists or a well-thought-out strategy (she never thought about it). She dressed boldly, wore torn tights, rough boots and old leather jackets — all in the best traditions of punk (and exactly how everyone represents the canonical girlfriend of a rocker).

There are more questions than answers in their love story, and the finale has taken a tragic turn at all. In 1978, the couple moved to New York and settled in the Chelsea Hotel. By this point, Spanjen was acting as Vishous’ manager. In addition to helping him organize concerts, she also worked as a representative for Vishous when he was unable to communicate with other people.

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On the night of October 11, during a party, Vishous took a huge dose of drugs and was in a comatose state for most of the night. The next morning, the reception desk began receiving reports of a “strange situation” in the couple’s room. The bellboy found Spanjen on the floor bleeding, with a knife wound in the stomach. A stunned Vishous was found wandering the hallway and crying. He told the police that he did not remember anything about that night. Thanks to the assistance of Malcolm McLaren, Vicious was released on bail. And less than four months after the tragedy with Spanjen, the musician died of an overdose.

Bianca Jagger

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Bianca and Mick Jagger, 1970

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Bianca Jagger, 1972

The vocalist of The Rolling Stones has always been popular with women and easily charmed the most famous representatives of secular society. He had many affairs with the most beautiful women behind his shoulders. Bianca Perez-Mora Macias could not resist either. Mick and Bianca met in 1970 at a party after a concert by The Rolling Stones in Paris. And a few months after the affair, Bianca found out that she was pregnant. Mick immediately proposed to his beloved, and on May 12, 1971, they held a ceremony in Saint-Tropez. Seven years later, the couple broke up – rumored to be due to Mick’s infidelities with model Jerry Hall, whom he later also married. 

Despite the fact that Bianca did not become Jagger’s main love, the couple always attracted the eyes. Elegant and fragile Nicaraguan knows a lot about fashion. The girl adored bohemian style and was one of the most exemplary fashionistas of the 70s. Bianca expertly wore accent jewelry, impeccable pantsuits, dresses of complex design, feather boas and made a turban and unusual hats her signature accessories.

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