Janet Jackson hasn’t skipped a beat since she first appeared on the music scene in the early 1980s. The 56-year-old bombshell established a template in the Pop and R&B worlds that many singers still follow today. Miss Jackson demonstrated on Saturday that she still has it by replicating the famous look from her 1986 Control album cover three decades later.
The Grammy Award-winning diva wore her iconic outfit at the 37th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony over the weekend. Cristian Siriano created her high-collared, bold-shouldered black buttoned jacket and matching wide-leg pants, which she paired with her distinctive side-swept, curly updo.
Siriano celebrated the epic reproduction on social media, stating, “When Janet calls and wants you to re-create her CONTROL album cover, you do it!” Wow, how did I get to design this icon? “I adore this gal!!!!!” The mother of one released a video of herself donning the retro style with producers Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, with whom she collaborated on her seminal “Control” album.
Janet tweeted, “Congratulations @officialjamandlewis on being admitted into the @rockhall.” “I love you both.” Fans rushed to the comment section to shower Miss Jackson with roses for pulling off her iconic look 36 years later. “These photos giving same vibes as they did 36 years ago,” one enthusiast remarked.
While presenting the dynamic duo their inductee awards, Janet shared, “Making music to them is not about following the trends or chasing the latest sound or watching the charts. It’s about saying what you truly feel in a way that fans can enjoy.” See the iconic look below.