VH1 Vintage: Adam Lambert’s “Ridiculous” Look Would Not Be Possible Without Feathers and Lisa Frank

If you catch Adam Lambert on tour with Queen this summer you might be surprised by how subdued his performance outfits are — at least for him. The American Idol alum and former VH1 Divas host has sported many memorable looks over the years, becoming just as well known for his loud ensembles as his monstrous voice.

While he’s opted for more understated styles of late, it’s clear he has a flair for color and loud patterns. We also have no problem admitting that he applies his makeup better than we do. In honor of Throwback Thursday, learn more about Adam’s style inspirations — from birds to back-to-school supplies — in this vintage interview, above.

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