We’ve all heard about Holly Golightly’s style, and how amazing and ever-emulated it will be. Ditto Annie Hall, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour and Marlene Deitrich in everything. The 5 below may not be classic in the traditional sense, but with a serious 80′s/early 90′s revival upon us, you’ll definitely be seeing some of these looks at a loft party, dive bar or rock show near you.
1. Phyllis Nefler, Troop Beverly Hills
I dont know whether it was the perm story, the ice-blue ball gown she wore for that famous dip in the pool or the way she couture-icized her Wilderness Girls Uniform within an inch of itself, but homegirl knew how turn it out!
Before she rocketed to fame in As Good As It Gets, and then rocketed to not being in anything at all ever again, Helen Hunt was the coolest girl in the nameless Chicago suburb where a young brunette leotarded Sarah Jessica Parker moved with her stern taskmaster father and chubby little brother to fulfill her destiny of dancing with the hottest guy in school who looked like he was 30! Lynn Stone was your best friends big sister, your coolest babysitter and asexual enough not to care that she rang in the New Year with a horse instead of a dude.
3. Mona Lisa Vito “My Cousin Vinny
4. Jennifer Charles “The Last Dragon”
So she’s a VJ in Harlem at some club in the sky, is a terrible singer, a worse dancer but still manages to capture every teen boy’s heart cause she’s so damn sexy. Prince protege “Vanity” managed to make some of the most god awful outfists ever conceived look hot. Here is a shining moving example of her majesty.
5. Hollywood from “Mannequin”
Hollywood was “warkin’ it” when RuPaul was just a twinkle in an old drag queen’s eye. Everything was downhill for Meshach Taylor after this, even starring opposite Suzanne Sugarbaker was nothing compared to this role And oh shit yes, those glasses!!