The fashionably flamboyant and legendary Aerosmith frontman (or American Idol judge who is not Jennifer Lopez to those born after 1990) Steven Tyler kicked off the launch of the exclusive-to-Macy’s Andrew Charles line this past Friday, with an appearance for roughly 300 avid fans at the Herald Square flagship.
Tyler serves as the muse for the Andy Hilfiger-designed Macy’s exclusive men’s and women’s wear Andrew Charles line, as well as the aptly-named “Rock Scarf” collection. Considering the frontman’s penchant for wearing the flowy neckpieces on his person and tying multiples onto his mic stand, Rock Scarf is pretty much a no-brainer. Tyler also stars with his 22-year old daughter Chelsea in the ad campaign.
We caught up with the man of the hour–wearing enough bracelets on each forearm to be the life of a Man Repeller-approved Arm Party and sporting DIY nail art (i.e., hand-drawn black vertical Sharpie-lines on each nail)–to get his take on music-meets-fashion.
“I’m androgynous,” declares the “Dude Looks Like a Lady” singer. “I’ve just got more female energy. I like that flowing and nurturing and I’m a songwriter, so I’m into form and fashion and how it all goes together. Always have been, so it’s just perfect.” Not quite sure if he’d consider wearing a Versace pencil skirt to meet the Queen of England, but we did hear this rumor about him gleaning wardrobe ideas from daughter Liv Tyler’s designer-filled closet.