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A bunch of times Fiona Apple looked hotter than we could ever dream

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As far as the original hot rock 'n' roll girl goes, Fiona Apple is up there among Patti and Nico in our books. Equally prolific in her own right, the 11-time Grammy nominee, and winner of the 2021 Grammy for Best Rock Performance and Best Alternative Album is an angel among legends. One who apparently slept through her Grammy win this year according to her friend Zelda Hallman, who was with Apple during the ceremony and Tweeted “Woke her up to ask if she wanted to know & she closed her eyes,” Mood.

As imagined, Apple did not attend the ceremony this year, taking to Hallman's Instagram to explain why, “It’s not because I’m trying to protest, even though I have problems with the Grammys." She said. "It’s not because of that I’m not going. It’s just really because I don’t want to be on national television. I’m just not made for that kind of stuff anymore. I want to stay sober and I can’t do that sober. It doesn’t feel safe to me, to be in that kind of exposure, scrutiny, comparison to people.” Fair enough, Fiona!

While she continues to live the life of a legend, we can't help but feel the need to reflect on all the times she was on national television, now that we know that may no longer be a thing. With style that was irrefutably rock 'n' roll and during a moment in music history when misogyny was especially rife, if clothing was Apple's armour, cropped singlets were her chest plate, and she wore them with as much reckless abandon as she had on stage. Below, is a compilation of Fiona Apple's best 90s style, in all its belly-ringed glory.

At the Oscars with Madonna, 1998

The coming together of icons!

At the Grammy's, 1997

 

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It's the matching dress, coat, shoes, and eye makeup for us.

At the Fashion Awards 1997

 

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Makeup inspiration 5ever.

 On stage, 1997

 

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The belly-ring! The reckless abandon!

By Peter Freed in 1999

 

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Tell me this image doesn't make you want to grow your hair long and purchase an overcoat. I will not believe you.

On stage, 1997

 

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Not Fiona Apple looking like she's on the set of Coyote Ugly and increasing my heart rate by 150 beats per minute.

By George Holz in 1997

 

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The shearling trim of our dreams.

On stage, 1996

 

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The amorous cropped singlet in question.

At a festival

 

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All about the space buns.

At the VMA's

In crotchet!

In her angel wings

Infamous for a reason.

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