11 stylish celebrity mugshots
Martin Luther King Jr.
At the age of 27, the legendary civil rights leader took part in the famous Rosa Parks-inspired Montgomery bus boycotts, and earned a shotgun blast through his front door in return. His role in the protest led King to become the best-known spokesman for the movement, due to his stirring speeches and brave leadership. His style nouse didn't hurt, either: this flecked wool suit and tie combo is one of his most stylish, and iconic images.
Back in the sixties, the police were pretty determined to make an example of The Rolling Sotnes and their infamously hedonistic ways. After a raid on Keith Richard's country home, they arrested Micj Jagger for drug possession. He proceeded to turn up to the station in his tailored, dapper suit - creating a glamourous and iconic image that flew in the face of what the forge were trying to achieve.
You kind of expect Cobain's crime to be a little cooler than trespassing, didn't you? Not just something people accidentally do while playing Pokemon GO. His trim black jumper fits the crime, however. Needless to say, it wasn't the only time he had been arrested. Years earlier, he was brought in for spray-painting "ain't got no how watchamacallit" on street cars.
Probably the most dapper photo of David Bowie in existence. Police confiscated "almost half a pound of marijuana" off of Bowie and his mates after a gig at the Community War Memorial Arena in Rochester, New York. He soon set off to continue his tour, and 200 people turned up to watch him plead innocent at a local court a few days later.
Just the other day we were listing off the benefits of a denim jacket, and now look. We've nabbed ourselves another one. The lesson here: if you ever get arrested, a denim jacket will instantly make you look like an out-of-town cowboy who's just seen off a tobacco-gargling sheriff in a sun down duel.
After Toronto airport found a small bag of heroin in Hendrix's luggage, he was forced to sit for this bare-chested, mondo-collared mugshot. After months of fretting, he successfully avoided time in prison by convincing his judge that a fan had slipped the drugs into his bag.
Beyonce's husband was arrested for allegedly stabbed a music exec after hearing rumours that he had leaked Vol.3...Life and Times of S. Carter to the record-stealing public. You wouldn't think 'rage' though, when looking at this chilled out, stripped back jumper & jacket combo.
Steve McQueen was always going to bat his inevitable mugshot out of the park, wasn't he? When it came down to it, the 'King of Cool' went for a polka dot shirt and a look of complete and utter drunkenness.
It shouldn't work, should it? It's Ozzy Osbourne, covered in a shaggy bleach blonde lions mane, looking nonplussed in a grubby hockey jersey - but it just does.
Months after he was arrested (and ultimately not convicted) for the death of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, Sid assaulted singer Patti Smith's brother at a gig. Months later, he allegedly committed suicide, leaving a note that read: "Bury me in my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots."
Sinatra promised to marry a woman if she agreed to have full-blown sex with him. But he lied, and got arrested (and ultimately pardoned) on a moral charge of seduction. That was a thing in the thirties, apparently. But then, if seduction truly was a crime, then he was tempting a life sentence turning up to the station like this. It's up there with Young Stalin for pictures you'd like to take to the barbers, but feel too weird about.