PFW Rewind: The '90s Stars That Could Have Inspired the Spring 2017 Collections
From 'Clueless's' Cher Horowitz to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's' Will Smith, '90s fashion seemed to be in the air this runway season.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air x Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld’s tech-inspired presentation, which opened with two Chanel-bots, included sideways baseball caps in colorful tweeds and prints on each of the models — one couldn’t help but think of Will Smith’s dope accessorizing on the NBC ’90s sitcom. Totally fresh.
Clueless x Alexander McQueen
For spring 2017, Sarah Burton journeyed to the Shetland Isles for inspiration, resulting in checked plaid pantsuits. The sharply tailored looks could also serve as an updated version of Cher Horowitz’s (Alicia Silverstone) signature skirt suit — just one of the iconic betty's looks (52 total) created by costume designer Mona May for the 1995 comedy.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion x Kenzo
A series of short and shiny numbers reminiscent of the slinky spandex dresses sported by BFFs Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) were de rigueur at Kenzo — and, in iridescent just like the "space-y blue" one that costume designer May made for the 1997 movie.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day x Saint Laurent
For his debut show, Anthony Vaccarello sent plenty of sexy, toughened up leather looks down the runway. The lineup included minidresses, bustier tops and the occasional motorcycle jacket, similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T2 style by costume designer Marlene Stewart, whose work also appeared in iconic Madonna music videos like 1990’s "Vogue."
Indecent Proposal x Mugler
David Koma’s scuba- and swimwear-inspired lineup (set to John Williams’ Jaws theme) included angular cutouts in the same vein as the iconic black dress designed by Thierry Mugler for Demi Moore in the 1993 film.
Saved by the Bell x Stella McCartney x Nina Ricci
Extra-high-waisted, pleated-front pants — a style favored by Bayside High’s favorite jock, "A.C." Slater — were sported by the models on McCartney’s (paper bag–waist trousers) and Guillaume Henry for Nina Ricci’s (cargos) runways.
MC Hammer x Louis Vuitton
Nicolas Ghesquiere’s intimate presentation at 2 Place Vendôme (future home of the brand’s new flagship) had a strong '80s vibe, but included one glitzy gold jacket that could easily pass for something rocked by the '90s hip-hop artist (or The Nanny’s Grandma Yetta), albeit in a totally Parisian-chic way.