Photo: Rob Daly // Rolling Stone
  /  08.22.2016

Dawn Richard’s (D∆WN) new photo shoot for Rolling Stone is stunning.

While talking about being an independent artist (“I’m doing this shit on my own, with no power of a name”) and explaining the manifold inspirations that influence her sound (“I’m a huge sonnet fan”), she slays in a beaded, banged Senegalese twist look that pays tribute to artists before her.

Dawn Richard Flies Us Through The Cosmos In New Virtual Reality Music Video

Via Dawn’s Instagram

A stop by the local record store will show you that there was an era when everyone rocked this look — men, women, no matter — so we rounded up some of the legends who did it first.

Patrice Rushen:

Stevie Wonder:


Syreeta Wright

Don Blackman:

Donna Summer


Precious Wilson:

Sister Sledge:

And this guy…:

…as this guy, Rick James:

Did we leave any classic artists out? Drop a pic in the comments!


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