Sometimes we just have to wonder at how celebrities decide to wear outfits like these.

Rock Stars — Take away the guitars, the screaming fans, pushy publicists and millions of dollars and they’re just like the rest of us. And as the common man knows, to err is human. But when rock stars make mistakes, they make big ones — especially when it comes to fashion faux pas.

What was she thinking? How did he ever think that looked good? These are all questions millions of fans have asked themselves, watching in horror as their icons trip and stumble over that precarious ledge between edgy style and bad taste. There are those who have untouchable status — Cher, Steven Tyler — because, let’s face it, we love watching them do their thing for all the gaudy giggles they induce. And then there are those popsters and rockers and rappers who try too hard to be cool and in-the-know and end up being, at best, lukewarm or more likely, downright silly.

But to each his own, right? Björk’s swan-wrap dress she wore to the Oscars a few years ago was daringly good, but there are those who disagree. What about Gwen Stefani’s turn in blue hair? Whatever, she’s just a girl — and it worked with the awkward braces she was sporting at the time. But Michael Jackson should have known better. We loved the one sparkling glove and ignored the too-tight black leather looks that followed, but putting his own spin on the iconic ladies-who-lunch suit à la Chanel is just, well, in his own words, bad.

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