(c) Photography: Ronald Stoops
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.

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.

overall with reflecting prints en removable reflecting numbers, leather shoes.

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