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Fashion Diary: Adam Lambert wins 'Idol' style stakes

May 21, 2009 |  7:17 am

Gossip, first impressions, trends-in-the-making, celebrities and style setters. A regular feature by fashion critic Booth Moore.

Rage_lambertHow much fun was the finale of "American Idol" last night? The Black Eyed Peas! Kiss! Queen! Steve Martin? Amazing. I thought for sure that Adam Lambert was a shoo-in, but alas the more conventionally cute Kris Allen took the title.

Still, I'm obsessed with Lambert's style and his dark, Elvis Presley-like good looks. How about that glittery eyeliner, those platform boots he told a TV reporter he painted himself to wear to clubs, and that jacket with the cage shoulders he wore when he performed with Kiss? If the jacket wasn't Gareth Pugh, it should have been. Those two have to meet. They're perfect for each other.

I can't wait to see what becomes of Lambert's career. With his fashion sense, he has to be the next David Bowie. It's about time glam rock made a comeback. The question is, are we ready for it?

Who do you think has better style, Adam Lambert or Kris Allen?

Photo: Adam Lambert performs with Kiss on "American Idol" on May 20. Credit: Associated Press

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