The stars turn fan girls and boys as they pay homage to their heroes in t-shirts that expose their own hero worship
We worship them, but who are our favourite celebs fans of? Luckily, the stars are happy to unleash their inner fan girl (and boy) with sartorial tributes to their heroes.
As ever, Rihanna took the burgeoning trend into a whole new style stratosphere when she paid fashion homage to the late Princess of Wales in a retro t-shirt emblazoned with a giant picture of Diana. The Princess, who was famous for her shoulder-padded dresses and rigid bouffant hair, may be an unlikely icon for the singer, but Rihanna has spoken in the past about her admiration for the 80s style icon, revealing that she “loved everything she wore”.
In complete contrast, in the same week, Rihanna was seen wearing an R Kelly t-shirt. Perhaps Rihanna was quietly letting us know that Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly?’ is a karaoke favourite with her?
Rihanna isn’t the first celeb to wear their hero on their chest. This trend for stars wearing t-shirts and sweatshirts emblazed with their idol’s face or name has been brewing for a while. We reached peak celeb meta t-shirt love when Macaulay Culkin wore a t-shirt of a picture of Ryan Gosling wearing a t-shirt of featuring the Home Alone star on the cover of Life. Keeping up? Can we expect Ryan Gosling wearing a t-shirt featuring a picture of Macaulay wearing a t-shirt with – aarrgggh.
We’d need a whole other gallery to get into Gigi Hadid’s beau-heroing tees for her ex, Joe Jonas, and current squeeze, Zayn Malik. It’s a similar case for Tom Hiddleston and his ‘I Heart T.S.’ tank top.
Slush aside, paying a sartoiral hommage to our heroes is a look we can get behind. So dig out that One Direction t-shirt you have at the bottom of your drawer and join in the fangirling.
The day after wearing a Princess Diana t-shirt, Rihanna stepped out in a tee emblazed with rapper R Kelly’s face. Has this slice of retro merch been trapped in Rihanna’s closet since 2005?
The American Super of the moment, Karlie Kloss pays homage to 90s model queen, Cindy Crawford.
Taylor Swift isn’t short of fans, and Suki Waterhouse, seen here leaving the singer’s concert, is happy to be a very visable Swiftie.
Rita Ora loves a celeb t-shirt tribute (as you’ll see). Here she demonstrates her love of Kate Moss in a satorial move that you just know the model would love.
Lily Collins outs herself as Belieber in a t-shirt with the singer’s face at one of his concerts.
Kendall Jenner is bitten by Beatlemania as she rocks a John Lennon tee complimented by some very Lennon-esque glasses.
We told you Rita loved some fan merch- this time she shows off her love of the legend that is Ozzy Osbourne.
The day after David Bowie died, Kate Moss spoke for many of us as she paid tribute to her friend and idol in a t-shirt adorned with his face.
Several days after Ryan Gosling was seen wearing a t-shirt of baring a picture of Macaulay Culkin on the cover of Life magazine, the former child star posted a picture of himself on Twitter wearing a t-shirt of Ryan wearing the t-shirt featuring his face.
Willow Smith pays tribute to her dad in a Fresh Prince of Bel Air t-shirt.
Jourdan Dunn makes it known in which group she belongs in a tee sporting her name alongside top supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.
Justin Bieber wore this t-shirt with former Saved By The Bell star Tifffani Thiessen for a performance at the Much Music Awards in 2011…
…And Tiffani returned the love by wearing a sartorial slice of Justin Bieber.
Rita Ora fangirls over good pal Cara Delevingne in a t-shirt baring the model’s name and the slogan “Queen Delevingne”.
Lady Gaga takes a walk on the wildside as she steps out (to walk the dog) in a t-shirt in tribute to late New York rocker Lou Reed who died in October 2013.
Juliette Lewis pays tribute to her wild teenage past in a t-shirt baring her mugshot taken when she was arrested at age 15 for dancing at a Los Angeles club without an alcohol license.
They are both fans of leather trousers so it’s no surprise that Hailey Baldwin is happy to display her love of Doors’ frontman, Jim Morrison.
American Vogue editor, Anna Wintour makes politics look very stylish as she sits front row at New York Fashion Week in a Hillary Clinton t-shirt.
Alicia Keys shows her support for pop legend Prince who she dueted with in 2011 on a cover of his song, ?How Come U Don?t Call Me Anymore?? We would like to know where U got that tee from, Alicia.