The Enduring Legacy of Tupac’s Style 25 Years Later

Tupac Shakur’s legacy as a musician was recently cemented by being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This month also marks the 25-year anniversary of his first album, 2Pacalypse Now, making its Billboard chart debut (April 25, 1992).

But as he is recognized for his poignant lyrics, his varied style deserves a mention as well. Before fashion blogs existed and certainly prior to hip-hop stars being embraced as fashion icons, Tupac (stage name: 2Pac) — both smooth and brash — was coolly slipping into couture suits and jerseys with the ease, influencing many for decades to come.

Below, stylists who have dressed the likes Beyonce, Nas, and Alicia Keys talk about what their favorite 2Pac looks are, why his style lives on and who’s giving off ‘Pac vibes today.

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