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U2 - PopMart 1997-1998
costume design with Godzilla feet
Courtesy: Walter Van Beirendonck

In 1997, Walter Van Beirendonck designed all costumes for Irish band U2’s extravagant PopMart tour. Van Beirendonck created a different character for each band member, like Bono Man, Muscle Man, Lopsided Man, Hitman and Electric Cowboy, inspired by Action Man characters.

‘BONO MAN’:
Godzilla legs in rubber foam, trousers in manmade fibre (Reflexite), T-shirt printed with an ‘Action Man’ motif of bulging muscles.

‘FLY 2000’:
Suit with appliqué plastic sequins like the eyes of an insect, T-shirt printed with ‘Action man’ muscles motif, leather shoes.

‘WALKING TARGET’:
overall with reflecting prints en removable reflecting numbers, leather shoes.

U2 - PopMart: Live from Mexico City, recorded on December 3rd 1997, Courtesy: U2 Management