The second post in my Fashion On Film series will focus on the fabulous and perplexing 1980’s! In the memories of most, the 80s were a time of shoulder-pads, feathered hair, and a plethora of other heinous trends. Overlooked is the now stereotyped, shoulder-draped-sweater, WASP style of Lisa Birnbach’s The Preppy Handbook as well as timeless Ivy look (I’m thinking J.Crew catalogs from ’88 and London’s Sloane Rangers). For this installment, I chose the following three films: “Heathers” (1988), “The Last Days of Disco” (Whit Stillman’s 1998 film, set in the early 80s), and the fantastic “Troop Beverly Hills” (1989).
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Starring Winona Ryder & Christian Slater
“The Last Days of Disco”
Directed by Whit Stillman
Starring Kate Beckinsale & Chloe Sevigny
“Troop Beverly Hills”
Directed by Jeff Kanew
Starring Shelley Long & Carla Gugino
Next up…the 1990s!