Stephen Sprouse designed city appears to be like within the Eighties punk and New York membership scenes, usually mixing a gritty aesthetic with formal apparel in his collections. In 1987, he designed a punk relaunch that included a white blazer with black graffiti that learn “God Save NYC.” Cher appeared within the blazer on “Late Present with David Letterman” singing “I Bought You Babe” with Sonny Bono, and once more in a black and white picture in 1988, and it stays certainly one of her most fashion-forward appears to be like.
Along with the shocking Letterman duo with Bono, Cher additionally wore a “Sonny Bono for Mayor” button on the left lapel of the Sprouse blazer within the traditional 1988 picture. Bono and Cher maintained a unusual however loving friendship after their divorce, and round this time Cher wasn’t afraid to indicate the world that she nonetheless supported her ex-husband, even eulogizing him at his funeral in 1998.
The Sprouse blazer is a particular piece that Cher held onto by means of the a long time, and it made an look as lately as 2022 for Paris Vogue Week, when Cher gave a number of sentimental, however cryptic particulars concerning the notorious piece. “This Is My Beloved ‘GOD SAVE NEW YORK’ JACKET By STEPHEN SPROUSE, 30+++++? yrs outdated, ps solely @HoneyDijon Knew Emotional Depth Of Stephen’s Jacket,” Cher tweeted.