Kim Wilde, 57, pays homage to her 80s heyday in flamboyant tasselled jacket as she performs in Germany

She shot to fame in the 1980s, thanks to her hits Kids In America and Keep Me Hangin’ On. And Kim Wilde proved that she’s still at the top of her game, as she performed at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany, on Saturday night.

The music icon, 57, was in high spirits as she embarked on her Here Comes The Aliens tour, and dazzled in a futuristic-themed black and silver ensemble. Kim looked stunning as she donned a silver cropped jacket, which had large tassels alongside either arm, over a black PVC top. She cinched her ensemble at the waist with a bedazzled corset that she wore over PVC trousers, and she competed her look with black gloves, quirky sunglasses and heeled boots. Brushing her blonde locks into a straight, sleek style, while she showed off her incredibly youthful complexion by wearing a natural palette of make-up.

Kim has recently returned to music once again with her new album, which she admits was inspired by her fascination of aliens. She explained an alleged sighting of extra-terrestial creatures in her back garden drove her to write the songs on her new record, as it left a ‘massive impact’ on her life. She said: ‘A number of people in the community saw it as well, it made the local news. It wasn’t just me on the chardonnay, it was an astounding thing! It inspired the album as only positive things have come from that experience.’

Before adding with a laugh: ‘I think they’re a nice bunch, but I’m sure I’ll probably the first zapped!’

Discussing her hiatus from the music scene earlier this year, the blonde admitted she loved having a period of ‘normality’, after living in the spotlight for a number of years. The star, who shares son Harry and daughter Rose with husband Hal Fowler, explained: ‘I had been a popstar since I was 20, and it’s a tough thing to take on at a young age. ‘I was 36 when I stepped out and it’s been 16 years. When you sell that many records, people want you all over the world and always on a plane. But it was nice to step out and have children. To have some normality and go under the radar, I really liked that.’