"I can't get excited about anything of these things", said my Mother, "this style is from my generation". It had to be some time in the mid-90s, I was a teenager and I was shopping with my Mom at the mall. I was thrilled by all the velvet, bell sleeves, lace and other 'boho' (we didn't use that term back then) type styles. I loved the romance, the drapey fabric and how this style 'spoke' to me. Now I'm the one thinking, "I've already worn these things!", but I can now added them to my wardrobe as not just nostalgic pieces, but as a style I've never stopped loving. I love late 1960s/early 1970s style fashions. I always have and I always will!
Sooooo much of 90s fashion was inspired by 60s fashion, let's take a look at a few comparisons for fun!
Dionne and Cher (movie: Clueless) wearing their matching jacket/skirts sets (left) and Coco Chanel iconic two piece suits that celebrities like Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor often wore in the 1960s. Though an updated version of Coco Chanel's famous two-piece suit, there is no denying the fashion influence was very popular during the 90s.
Courtney Love wearing a vintage babydoll Peter Pan collar dress (left) and Mia Farrow looking very modesque, which was extremely popular style during the 1960s. Geeee, I don't know anyone that likes this look *cough me cough*. Though Miss Love has been crowned the Queen of Kinderwhore, she most likely took her inspiration (and what she could find) from thrift store clothing. Hence, the term "grunge", we all basically just shopped at second hand shops and usually didn't wash it. Hahaha! The weirder old clothing the better.
Emilio Pucci's design (left) really caught the essence of the later part of the psychedelic 60s and Lady Miss Kier of Deee-lite (right) really embodies how some of the 90s club kids dressed. (Deee-lite is a favorite of mine). Crazy club kid fashions that had consisted of PVC material, bell bottoms, platforms and alien-like styles, are a nod to 1960s space age fashions.
Though most of these styles aren't ones that I personally would wear, but I love this decade with all its expressionism and artistic creativity. It's amazing how much certain styles influenced 90s goth fashion and is still influencing fashion today! The witchy gothy looks that are extremely popular right now have the crazy late 1960s/early 70s to thank. *Wink*
Thank you for reading, until next time!!!