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If you’ve watched Clueless a few too many times on Netflix (which, by the way, is impossible), relive the magic with Wildfox’s Spring 2013 lookbook inspired by the film. Aptly named “Kids in America,” the editorial answers a firm “neither!” to Cher Horowitz’s “Do you prefer “fashion victim’ or ‘ensembly challenged?”
The Los Angeles-based brand has taken the culture gem straight out of 1995 and into 2013 with new takes on graphic T-shirts, Cher’s iconic red dress and plaid school girl skirts. Our favourite looks and moments from Clueless have been recreated in a completely shoppable way, so needless to say we’re excited.
Wildfox designer Kimberley Gordon wanted to pay homage to Clueless director Amy Heckerling, saying “I was about 12 around when Clueless came out and I was so in love with the characters, I didn’t just love the clothes, I loved the girls who wore the clothes – which made me want to wear them even more” on her site.
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(Long) Weekend Mixtape: 22 songs that will help you say goodbye to summer including Frank Ocean, The Wanted and Of Monsters and Men
We might have just three official days of summer left, but there’s no reason to let it end without a party. Whether you’re celebrating Labour Day from a dock, patio or park, we have a playlist that will take you through the whole long weekend. We’re talking Frank Ocean slow jams, The Wanted’s boy band awesomeness and a throwback with the Clueless soundtrack. Maybe if we all listen at the same time we can convince summer to stick around a bit longer?
Remember when Worn Journal made a 60 second tribute to Clueless last summer and we freaked out a whole bunch? Well, it looks like the gals over at The Coveteur have revitalized that urge with their latest closet peek: inside the fictional closet of the film’s grand dame, Cher Horowitz. A name so synonymous with epic style that she need not even be referred to as “not a real person,” Cher is the epitome when we talk about mid-nineties icons. Similarly, her fantasy closet (complete with its own computer guide and rotating rack) is so downright enviable its provoked squeals since the film’s debut in 1995. ANYWAYS. No need to say more. Just go have a peek and squeal and stuff. Kay?
One of fashion’s most revered yet reclusive players has finally announced a return to the retail world after more than two decades of absence: Azzedine Alaïa, whose last store shuttered in New York City in 1992, will be settling into a new home at Rue de Marignan, right off of Avenue Montaigne (otherwise known as French luxury mecca).
Also known as the “King of Cling,” Alaïa’s heyday in the ‘80s had him dressing everyone from Grace Jones to Stephanie Seymour in his figure-flattering, body-con designs. Even Cher (not that Cher—the Clueless Cher) knew the gravity of Alaïa – remember the scene when she tells the armed robber who screams at her to get on the ground “Oh, no. You don’t understand, this is an Alaïa”?
After the death of his sister though, the Tunisian-born designer retreated from the industry for most of the ‘90s, only catering to a small group of clientele and presenting his collections (on his own time, of course) in his apartment/atelier/headquarters in the heart of the Marais district. In other words, Alaïa had the fashion world come to him: he didn’t advertise, he didn’t get online and he didn’t get sucked into what he called a “stressful” system. He didn’t even bother kissing up to Anna Wintour, even daring to say “who will remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion?” Unsurprisingly, she didn’t take well to that — the two have been engaged in a longstanding feud for years that’s seen Alaïa completely ousted from the pages of Vogue.
Even without Wintour’s backing, the past decade has been a period of revival for Alaïa’s eponymous brand, especially after partnering up with luxury goods group Richemont in 2007. For instance, last year Barneys doubled their Alaïa space, the designer showed his Fall 2011 couture collection to rave reviews (also marking his first time at Fashion Week in eight years) and as any Sofia Coppola fangirl knows, he designed her stunning lavender wedding dress.
The question now is, given the designer’s well-known skepticism of the business side of fashion, will he be able to make a return to the retail world without sacrificing his independence?
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Whether you have a hate-on for anything sappy or romantic, or your guy is of the genus Homo Neglectus and refuses to acknowledge the high holy day of love, it can be hard to find non-romantic things to do that don’t feel like you’re making some bitter-old-maid statement. You could send yourself candy with a note like Cher in Clueless, but we can think of 10 better things to try.
The best 60 seconds of your life: Worn Fashion Journal presents a video mash-up of every outfit Cher Horowitz wears in Clueless
For those of you who often mistake your dreams/fantasies for reality (not unlike Gael García Bernal in The Science of Sleep, if you know what we mean), what you’re about to watch might confuse you even more. It also might be the best 60 seconds of your life. The crafty ladies over at Worn Fashion Journal have created the ultimate video mash-up, entitled “Every Outfit Cher Horowitz Wears in Clueless in Under 60 Seconds.” And that says it all, doesn’t it? Prepare for a preview of heaven. Seriously. This is what we hope happens when we die.
Fashion news: Donna Karan opens up at Parsons, André Leon Talley joins the ANTM crew and Burberry goes 3D
Donna Karan addressed the effect of the Internet and early fashion shows on the industry. She told the crowd at Parsons The New School for Design last week: “When I launched my company, the shows were in April and May, now they’re in February. So my question to this industry, and I say it to myself for my own company: ‘Why am I showing clothes in February?’ I don’t want the consumer to see next week what is going to be in stores in Fall, because it’s confusing.” [My Fashion Life]
André Leon Talley has signed on to film three seasons of America’s Next Top Model. Replacing Miss J on the judging panel, the Vogue editor and caftan fan brings with him 13 custom-made Chado Ralph Rucci robes and tendency toward sublime ridiculousness. [The Cut] Read more »