Saturday 21 October 2017

Cher (71) proves age is just a number as she stuns in two revealing outfits at Billboard Awards

Actor/singer Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actor/singer Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actor/singer Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actor/singer Cher (C) performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actress Susan Sarandon attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
US actress Susan Sarandon poses as she arrives on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Ismael's Ghosts' (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Kate Garraway, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid discuss Cher's Billboard Music Awards outfit

Sasha Brady

It seems that Cher has found a way to turn back time.

The legendary singer appeared at the Billboard Musis Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday for her first public performance in 15 years.

The 71-year-old was honoured with the prestigious Icon Award and performed her hits Believe and the 1989 anthem, If I Could Turn Back Time, complete with a replica outfit from the music video of thigh-high boots, skintight leotard and a lion's mane wig.

Her first outfit was no less demure, consisting of a thong, rhinestone fringing and nipple tassels as Cher once again proved that she's not one to bow down to the restrictive rules of so-called age-appropriate dressing.

Actor/singer Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actor/singer Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

During her acceptance speech, the singer showed off her trademark humour and made it clear that age isn't slowing her down.

"I've been doing it for 53 years. This is not an applause thing. I'm 71 yesterday," the singer said as the audience cheered. "Yes. And I can do a five-minute plank, just saying."

Actor/singer Cher (C) performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actor/singer Cher (C) performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

But not everyone was impressed.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, host Piers Morgan criticised Cher's outfits, arguing that it was inappropriate for a woman of her age to dress in such a revealing fashion.

Kate Garraway, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid discuss Cher's Billboard Music Awards outfit
Kate Garraway, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid discuss Cher's Billboard Music Awards outfit

"At what point do Cher's outfirs become inappropriate? She's 70," he said on Monday morning.

Clearly unimpressed with his remarks, co-host Susanna Reid quipped: "Oh yes because you have a cut off, don't you? What is it... 59?"

While Kate Garraway remarked, "She's on stage! It's not like she's in the supermarket, it's different rules surely?"

We doubt Cher gives a hoot about Piers' opinions.

US actress Susan Sarandon poses as she arrives on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Ismael's Ghosts' (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Susan Sarandon poses as she arrives on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Ismael's Ghosts' (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images

Fellow septuagenarian Susan Sarandon also turned heads last week when she attended the opening night of Cannes Film Festival with a leggy look that ruled the red carpet.

Wearing a plunging Alberta Ferretti gown with a thigh-high slit, Sarandon dashed ageist stereotypes about fashion and proved that if you feel good, you'll look good, regardless of age.

Actress Susan Sarandon attends the
Actress Susan Sarandon attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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