There isn’t a version of Liza that I don’t love. Young Liza, old Liza, in-between Liza…she’s just great. Mostly what I love about her is that she’s always herself. As the daughter of Judy Garland, how could she have turned out any differently? Liza’s always wearing heavy makeup and copious amounts of sequins, and I appreciate that level of drama. Most people would tone down the eye makeup or the sparkle, but not her. She’s just Liza with a Z, you know? Drake might think she’s prettiest when she’s chillin’ with no makeup on, but Liza just does not care (fun fact: Drake wrote that song about Liza Minnelli. Who knew?). She’s just doing Liza.
Just look at this gold dress. Just look at it! So shiny!
Of course Andy Warhol photographed her, because he knew a good thing when he saw it. Why don’t we all wear scarves over our heads as glamorous fashion statements?
PETA would not even mess with Liza for wearing fur because they’d be all, “Girl, you’re too fabulous.”
I’ll really know I’ve made it when I’m wearing a red sequined dress and sitting on Elton John’s lap in a limo. If only, you know?
Liza also stars in one of my favorite-ever romantic comedies, Arthur (not the one with Russell Brand, duh). This movie is truly BANANAS for a lot of reasons. Mainly because the main character is a barely functioning alcoholic and no one ever seems to care, but also because Liza is the love interest. She is quirky with a q, but not in the fun-and-zany-but-still-conventionally-hot way of today’s leading ladies. She’s much weirder than that. For starters, she steals a lot of things and she wears this outfit. I want to live in this movie.
Of course you would wear a red sequined dress to your wedding, Liza. Of course you would.
Proof that Liza is still amazing: she shot these pictures recently with Terry Richardson. Terry Richardson may be a creepo, but he clearly realizes greatness when he sees it.
And she has a sense of humor, too. Remember when she was Lucille 2 on Arrested Development? I would wear this outfit too, btdubs.
I love Liza because her idea of glamour and beauty seems based around her preferences. She doesn’t seem particularly concerned with the male gaze; her look is never sexy. I’ve never heard a dude be like, “That girl’s pretty hot. She’s a real Liza Minnelli type, you know?” although if I did, I would demand we become BFFs immediately. Liza doesn’t look like anybody else, and she makes the most of that. She emphasizes her unique features instead of trying to hide them. She doesn’t try to look “natural” or “demure.” She’s loud and proud and always covered in sequins, and I love her for it.