Film’s Most Fashionable Bands, Ranked

This week, the first photo from Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms live-action adaptation popped up online. The musical movie stars Aubrey Peeples as Jem, the onstage alter-ego of Jerrica Benton, who owns Starlight Music and runs a foster home for girls. Jem and her band are the epitome of 1980’s fashion, boasting big hair, neon colors, and gaudy accessories. The picture inspired us to take a look at some of cinema’s most fashionable bands. In the spirit of competition, we’ve also ranked them. Here are ten of the best-dressed bands in film (or at least some of the most interesting) who made the cut. Feel free to add to our list, below.


10. Tim Cappello’s fake band in The Lost Boys

Musician Tim Cappello knows how to make the sex with a saxophone and is famous for his time on stage with Tina Turner. But his creepy studded codpiece get-up in The Lost Boys isn’t his finest moment (or is it?). Still, there’s something to be said for a guy who doesn’t give any f*cks and lets his greasy locks fly while he wails away on his instrument. His oiled-up look has also inspired a few imitators, including Jon Hamm’s character Sergio on Saturday Night Live. The bigger fashion plate in Cappello’s band is his guitarist with the glorious magenta afro. More of her, please.