Who Influenced Elvis Presley’s Style? Leave a Comment / Fashion, Grooming, InsightsWho Influenced Elvis Presley Peggy Lee, Elvis borrowed her facial expressions and lip curl. Liberace, he borrowed his Jeweled Cape. Elvis' hair was sandy blond but he liked Tony Curtis' Black hair better. Otis Williams of the Temptations also took on Tony's style. Cab Calloway/ Singer- Dancer Extreme showmanship, Elvis borrowed some of his flamboyant body movements 1935 Everybody is Influenced by Greatness.