Marlon Brando
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Signature looks, cinema style.

’50s: Marlon Brando, in motorcycle leathers, epitomized the biker lifestyle in “The Wild One.” (Columbia Pictures)
’70s: “Shaft’s” Richard Roundtree, cool in a three-quarter-length black leather jacket. (MGM)
EARLY ’80s: Giorgio Armani was in, thanks to Richard Gere and “American Gigolo.” (ZUMA Press)
’70s: John Travolta popularized the disco suit in “Saturday Night Fever.” (The Kobal Collection)
MID ’80s: Tom Cruise ushered in bomber jackets and mirrored aviators in “Top Gun.” (Paramount Pictures)