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25/01/2018 4:16 PM IST | Updated 26/01/2018 12:58 AM IST

Ricky Martin's Style Evolution, From Menudo To Mullets And Beyond

Ricky Martin, once a preteen member of the Latino boy band Menudo, is now a bona fide star, and he’s got a style evolution to show it. 

During his boy band days, Martin’s style was about as ’80s as you’d expect. He wore oversized shirts and blazers, acid-wash denim and, of course, he sported a serious mullet. Into the ’90s, Martin’s hair, like his popularity, continued to grow. The man was giving off some real Fabio vibes with his luscious locks. 

The early aughts were an interesting time for the “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” star’s wardrobe. There were leather pants, sleeveless button-ups and at least one shiny shirt.

From 2009 onward, Martin got into a style groove, often opting for sharp, tailored suits with clean lines. It’s a style that works for the Puerto Rican star, and he seems to be sticking to it. 

He’s sure come a long way from his Menudo days:

  • 1980s
    1980s
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    Ricky Martin in a file photo from the 1980s in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1980s
    1980s
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    Ricky Martin in a file photo from the 1980s in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1980s
    1980s
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    Ricky Martin and Menudo in a file photo from the 1980s in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
  • 1985
    1985
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    Thirteen-year-old Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, from the pop group Menudo, in a hallway at the Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California.  
  • 1988
    1988
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    Ricky Martin performing with Menudo. 
  • 1988
    1988
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    Ricky Martin (right) and Menudo on Sept. 14, 1988, at Bop Magazine's video party in California.
  • 1994
    1994
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    Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin, March 1994. 
  • 1994
    1994
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    Ricky Martin in concert, Feb. 6, 1994, at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California.
  • 1997
    1997
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    Ricky Martin posing for a photo in 1997. 
  • 1997
    1997
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    Posing for a photo in 1997. 
  • 1999
    1999
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    Presenting the release of his CD "Ricky Martin" in New York City, May 11, 1999. 
  • 1999
    1999
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    At the Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 24, 1999.
  • 1999
    1999
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    Performing in concert in 1999. 
  • 2000
    2000
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    At the MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, 2000. 
  • 2001
    2001
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    Holding three awards at the World Music Awards on April 7, 2001, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
  • 2001
    2001
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    During the 28th Annual American Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. 
  • 2001
    2001
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    At the 2001 Party in the Park on July 8, 2001, at Hyde Park in London, England. 
  • 2003
    2003
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    Posing for his fans before signing his new album "Almas del Silencio" May 29, 2003, at the El Corte Ingles department store in Madrid, Spain.
  • 2003
    2003
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    At the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America 2003 at the Jackie Gleason Theater Oct. 23, 2003, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2003
    2003
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    At the "Cold Mountain" premiere in Los Angeles on Dec. 7, 2003. 
  • 2004
    2004
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    At the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California.
  • 2005
    2005
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    At the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena on Aug. 28, 2005, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2005
    2005
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    Ricky Martin during 10th Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City, Nov. 9, 2005.
  • 2005
    2005
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    Performing live on the NBC "Today Show Toyota Concert Series" in Rockefeller Plaza on Nov. 9, 2005, in New York City.
  • 2006
    2006
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    At the NRJ Music Awards 2006 at the Palais des Festivals on Jan. 21, 2006, in Cannes, France.
  • 2006
    2006
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    At a press conference following his MTV Unplugged performance at the Bank United Center at the University of Miami on Aug. 17, 2006, in Coral Gables, Florida.
  • 2008
    2008
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    In the press room during Premio Lo Nuestro at the American Airlines Arena on Feb. 21, 2008, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2009
    2009
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    At a private dinner for Bulgari and Save the Children at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on Nov. 13, 2009, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2009
    2009
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    At the Bulgari auction to benefit Save the Children's Rewrite the Future at Christie's on Dec. 8, 2009, in New York City.
  • 2010
    2010
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    At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010, in Beverly Hills, California.
  • 2010
    2010
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    At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2010
    2010
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    At the 2010 amfAR New York Inspiration Gala at The New York Public Library on June 3, 2010, in New York, New York.
  • 2010
    2010
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    At the Giorgio Armani Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2011 show on June 22, 2010, in Milan, Italy.
  • 2010
    2010
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    Signing copies of Me at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on Nov. 9, 2010, in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2011
    2011
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    At Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro Awards at American Airlines Arena on Feb. 17, 2011, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2011
    2011
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    Prior to the show for Emporio Armani's Fall/Winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection on Feb. 26, 2011, in Milan.
  • 2011
    2011
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    At the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on March 19, 2011, in New York City.
  • 2011
    2011
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    Performing at American Airlines Arena on April 9, 2011, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2012
    2012
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    At the MAC Viva Glam Party at Stage 37 in New York City, Feb. 15, 2012. 
  • 2012
    2012
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    At the 78th annual Drama League Awards at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 18, 2012, in New York City.
  • 2012
    2012
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    At the Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at N.Y. State Armory on Sept. 10, 2012, in New York City.
  • 2013
    2013
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    Performing onstage during the 2013 Person of the Year event honoring Miguel Bose at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Nov. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2013
    2013
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    Posing for fans during a promotion for his greatest hits release at Westfield Paramatta on May 9, 2013, in Sydney, Australia.
  • 2013
    2013
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    At the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 21, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2014
    2014
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    At the People En Espanol 2014 Los 50 Mas Bellos Event on May 12, 2014, in New York City.
  • 2014
    2014
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    At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2014
    2014
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    At the World Music Awards 2014 ceremony at Sporting Monte-Carlo on May 27, 2014, in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
  • 2014
    2014
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    At the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2015
    2015
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    On the set of "Despierta America" to promote "La Banda" at Univision Studios on Oct. 30, 2015, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2015
    2015
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    At the 16th Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 19, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2015
    2015
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    At the Global Gift Foundation Dinner at Auberge Residences & Spa sales office on Dec. 3, 2015, in Miami, Florida.
  • 2016
    2016
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    Receiving a star on the Puerto Rico Walk of Fame, Paseo de la Fama, on Feb. 3, 2016, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 2016
    2016
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    At the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2016, in Paris, France.
  • 2016
    2016
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    At the Global Gift Gala Mexico City at Torre Virrelles on Nov. 12, 2016, in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 2017
    2017
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    At the grand opening party for Dsquared2 at The Shops at Crystals on April 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2017
    2017
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    At the New York screening of "The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," Dec. 11, 2017.
  • 2018
    2018
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    At the premiere of FX's "The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" at ArcLight Hollywood on Jan. 8, 2018, in Hollywood, California.
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