A Few Top Moments in Underwear History
Who doesn't love underwear? It's a staple that [most] everybody wears, and if you do something crazy with it you can almost always make news. We’ve compiled the ten most awesome underwear moments in history for you.
Take a gander at three of our picks and then head over to The Underwear Expert for the rest of our top moments in underwear history!
1990: Madonna Gets Over Underwear
The Jean Paul Gaultier-designed wardrobe for Madonna’s “Blond Ambition” World Tour questioned the whole “under” part of underwear when the singer stepped onstage proudly flaunting heavily embellished versions of the undergarments most women strive to keep hidden. The show’s opening costume featured a suit with slits cut into the jacket, allowing the iconic cone bra beneath to poke out and be seen by all. Since then the cone bra has become synonymous with both Madonna and sexually liberated women everywhere.
1992: Marky Mark Drops Trou
During a performance of his dance hit and 90s cheerleading anthem “Good Vibrations,” Rapper Marky Mark (aka Mark Wahlberg) dropped his pants, revealing his Calvin Klein tighty whities. Many a rapper before and since have worn their pants low, but Marky Mark was the first to go all the way and the only to make pants-dropping his signature, a move that would prove smart as it later earned him the chance to model for the company.
1999: The Naked Cowboy
He may have started out as a small-time street performer, making the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway in Times Square his stage to a daily crowd of tourists, but on November 13, 1999 The Naked Cowboy, aka Robert John Burck, shot into C-list superstardom when he appeared on the Howard Stern show wearing his signature outfit which consisted of a pair of briefs and a guitar. Since then he’s played himself on over 20 television programs and movies, run for the Mayor of New York City, and bid his candidacy for the 2012 Presidential election representing the Tea Party Movement. He owns and operates the Naked Cowboy trademark, too. Not too bad for an entrepreneur who wears nothing but briefs to work every day.