In "The Independent on Sunday" magazine: "The Sunday Review" they list: "The Best Dressed Pop Acts in the World Ever !" Voted by 'a panel of pop stylists, fashion experts and music critics' , the 20 acts listed include Marvin Gaye at 20, Marc Bolan , The Beatles , Jimi Hendrix , Grace Jones , Madonna , & Debbie Harry .
David Bowie was the winner, Elvis came in at two.
The blurb says:
What do you mean the history? This man's history is history.
The tribute acts seem to favour the overweight Las Vegas-era King. Which might be because that 1950s look could never be replicated.
Dylan Jones, says "He was the first pop star and the first youth icon. He was also the sexiest pop star of them all. At the time he looked as different from everyone else in Memphis as an alien"
Joe Corre, co-founder of Agent Provocateur, says: "Even when he looked naff, he looked good" Of course, they had to spoil it all by putting under the picture of a slim 60's Elvis in his car: "Yeah, let me see, I'll have seven Big Macs, fries and 23 milkshakes please".