For nearly five decades, Robin Williams was the king of American comedy. Everyone has their own memorable movie. For some it is. Goodwill hunting; It is for others Mrs. Doubtfire. But we all know that the true legends reached the conclusion, without a doubt, his best work. Flubber. And that’s not only because the movie was a slapstick hit, but because its lead star wore an uncharacteristically cool Issey Miyake fashion look to the premiere.
You see, while his position as a Hollywood funnyman may feel like a deal-breaker when it comes against his ability to dress, he has consistently proven that rule wrong. In the year Until his death in 2014, he brought Jean Paul Gaultier to the runways and Bape to his personal wardrobe. Here are some of his famous outfits that live rent-free in our minds.
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In New York, circa 1970
Before he became a household name in ’90s family movies, Robin Williams was a stand-up comedian known for his witty humor. In the 70s, his costumes reflected that zany character, often appearing as a child’s entertainer while delivering zingy adult comedy. Like this outfit: a multi-colored patterned leather long-sleeved T-shirt. Clowncorn is giving away.
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Working at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, 1979
In the late ’70s, Robin’s comedic fame skyrocketed, with peers — such as David Letterman — fearing for their careers as a result. He did an HBO comedy special, Outside the wallBut the comedy is as popular as the exterior it wears inside. As she pulls off the gags, Robin grabs his pants with rainbow danglers, studded with flower pins, whales, and a sheriff’s badge. The t-shirt was also interesting: a tight number with a black ribbon collar and ripped sleeves with a girl’s face printed on the front. who is she What is her story?
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The Roxy in Hollywood, 1979
A year after his HBO special, Robin was used to rocking the main events of Friend until it opened, so the idea of ’dressing up’ was thrown out the window. Instead, her red carpet look was very low-key. Like this one, worn on the first night of Martin Mull’s comedy show at the Roxy: a navy bomber jacket — again accessorized with pins — and a plum and navy beret.
In one party in 1996
In the same year, he collaborated with Francis Ford Coppola and Jennifer Lopez (read on the right) in the film Jack, Robin Williams made a miraculous red carpet statement by rocking this figure-hugging number at an event by Jean-Paul Gaultier. A trompe l’oeil print shirt with a human muscle chest print, nods to the playful parts of Robin’s character.
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Issei Miyake at the premiere of Flubber (1997)
Yes, the good vibes in Robin Williams’ coat hanger journey. In the year In 1997, after years of sticking to the more modest parts of his style, Robin made a big debut with this AW96 Issey Miyake jacket, part of the Military Style collection, complete with hidden hood, cargo pocket and back pouch. Keep a diary. The jacket is now considered a key part of fashion history, with designers often emulating Maiaken’s clean creations. Would you enjoy fitting one for yourself? Start saving: It goes for $5000, if not more, on Grailed.
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In Soho, London, 2002
Today, A Bathing Ape is one of the most daring brands in the world, thanks in part to the rise of streetwear in the 2010s, but mostly thanks to its founder Nigo’s rise to the top ranks at Kenzo. But in 2002, BAPE was definitely an IYKYK thing, and celebrities — never mind comedians — rarely wore it. Of course, being the man who knows his fashion history, it makes perfect sense for Robin to match their stuff: He was spotted on the streets of Manhattan wearing a Bape short-sleeve camo shirt and colored Nike Viotech dunks. It went on sale in Japan at that time.
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In Manhattan, New York, 2009
It’s funny, most of the techwear boys in the early 2020s grew up watching Robin Williams movies. Little did they know that the man was donating that thing ten years before they were themselves. In the year In 2009, Robin was wrapped up in a J-16 jacket from the acronym in New York for the winter, when paparazzi caught him, paired with North Face gloves, a beanie and wrap-around shades.
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