The style of Ringo Starr

Published 8:15 PM ET, Mon July 7, 2014
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On July 7, on his seventy-fourth birthday, Ringo Starr was named the face of John Varvatos' Fall 2014 campaign, adding one more notable look to his more than fifty years as an avatar of style. courtesy
Drummer Ringo Starr's unique fashion sense has long been a part of his appeal to 'Beatles' fans. In this 1959 portrait, Ringo shows off a classic rock 'n roll pompadour hairstyle. At the time, he played drums for 'Rory Storm and the Hurricanes' before joining the Beatles later that year in Liverpool, England. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Suit and tie was a staple in the early days for British drummer Ringo Starr, pictured here on his 24th birthday in 1964.The look was typical of the British "Mod" subculture, though when asked in 'A Hard Day's Night' if he was a "mod or a rocker," Ringo replied, "I'm a mocker." Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images
In 1966 The Beatles, pictured here with their manager Brian Epstein (right), received the Golden Otto award for being 'the best Beat group in the World', though judging by Ringo's striped suit and patterned tie, not necessarily the best dressed. Keystone Features/Getty Images
In stereotypical 1967 attire, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon of the Beatles, at the EMI studios in Abbey Road, as they prepare for 'Our World', a world-wide live television show broadcasting to 24 countries with a potential audience of 400 million. John Williams/BIPs/Getty Images
Ringo Starr at an exhibition of steel furniture designed by himself and Robin Cruickshank, at Liberty's, London in 1971. Lockhart/Fox Photos/Getty Images
Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr at Regency Hotel in New York City in 1986. Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
Ringo Starr posed, holding cigarette, wearing sunglasses in 1987. Ringo famously sang, "it don't come easy," but at moments like this he sure makes it look easy. RB/Redferns/Getty Images
Ringo Starr taping the TV show 'Shining Time Station' in 1989. The diminutive part was later played by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin. The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Recording artists Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr perform onstage during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27. Kevin Winter/Getty Images