When Liberace started out in the 1950s, he stuck to a wardrobe of tuxes and tails. His looks, like this gold Dior jacket, started getting a bit more flamboyant, prompting rumors about his homosexuality. Liberace won a lawsuit against a journalist in London who suggested the entertainer might be gay. After that, Liberace fired his manager and went with a more buttoned-down stage presence, wearing Brooks Brothers: It failed miserably with audiences.
“After Liberace failed [in his new stage look], he read this self help book about the power of believing and being yourself,” Soloman told us. “He said, ‘I’m going back to being who I am.’ He already understood entertainment. People loved what he was doing, so he went back to it.”
And as evidenced by these next OTT looks, he never looked back.