“Love or Glamour?” That is the question to ask Saturday night’s genie Adam Lambert.
31 year old singer Adam Lambert, best known as the runner up in Season 8 of American Idol, revealed his new song “Love Wins Over Glamour” as the theme song of Life Ball 2013 in Vienna, Austria on May 25. The song refers to the celebration of life versus riches, which alludes to the Life Ball as Europe’s largest fundraiser for HIV and AIDs causes. However, Lambert’s role as “Ali Baba,” complete with a jewel-encrusted brocade gown and turban fit perfectly with the Ball’s theme of “1001 Nights.” But, it seemed to send a mixed message with his “flash don’t matter” lyrics.
The Arabian themed star studded extravaganza which included guests like “I Dream of Jeannie’s” Barbara Eden, Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, and Bill Clinton was a perfect fit for suitably nicknamed “Glambert” who is well known for his flamboyant theatrical performances and nostalgically tacky but glamorous fashion.
Whereas at one time he preferred sparkle and flash with rhinestone and feathers in his earnest homage to ‘70s glam rock, the glamour loving star who isn’t afraid of his closet (no pun intended) now finds himself immersed in his signature all-black look, attracted to that which is avant-garde and chic.
An example of Glambert’s style evolution can be found in his 2012 VH1 Divas performance outfit. He managed to steal the spotlight once again with a red studded leather jacket with fur gorilla sleeves by the Blonds, a black top, a thick chain necklace, metallic pants, and motorcycle boots. To top it all off, he completed the look with his trademark smoldering black eyeliner.
In contrast, Lambert toned it down without losing his glam rock appeal earlier this month at the American Idol finale. By pairing a blue blazer with an embellished shirt, black pants, and black lace up boots, he looked chic and comfortable.
Like the 2013 Life Ball theme song says, “If ya don’t share your love with one another, flash don’t matter. Love wins over glamour.”
So, Ali Baba..love or Glamour? Well, we choose both, thanks to Glambert!