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Currently inspired by…’90s fashion
Rodarte Fall 2012; Gaby Hoffman in Strike!
Last weekend I hit the Netflix jackpot when I discovered that the 1998 teen flick
Strike! was stream-able. There’s no denying that the golden age of teen comedies was in the ’90s. I would get together with my girlfriends for sleepovers and we’d watch
Now and Then,
Can’t Hardly Wait, Clueless and
She’s All That over and over again until we could recite the dialogue word for word. So naturally, I was curious to see how this staple ’90s flick would hold up 14 years later. (Side note—14 years? How did that happen?)
Strike!—which was later renamed
All I Wanna Do for a reason unbeknownst to me
—takes place in the 1960s and stars quintessential ’90s cool kids Kristen Dunst, Gaby Hoffman, and Rachael Leigh Cook. When their all-girls school threatens to go co-ed, the girls concoct a plan to keep the boys away. So let’s talk about the fashion. What really struck me was how everything the girls wear in the movies is, to this very day, still so chic it could be ripped right off the fall runways.
Let’s take a look…
Take Gaby Hoffman’s suit (which looks like it belongs on Rodarte’s Fall 2012 inspiration board) and Kristen Dunst’s semi-formal dress (which could have been included in DSquared2’s ’60s themed fall runway collection).
DSquared2 Fall 2012; Kirsten Dunst in Strike!
—when it comes to ’60s fashion, my favourite reference is
Strike’s boarding school cool.
OVER TO YOU! TELL ME: What’s your favourite ’90s movie?