Memorable Fashion Influencers of the 90s
While the 90s certainly brought about its fair share of fashion disasters, the decade also brought us dungarees, slip dresses, and the all-important grunge look. From athleisure inspired by British pop groups and neon rave, the 90s had something for every tribe.
Famed as one of the faces of the ‘heroin chic’ look, Kate Moss broke into the fashion industry when she was just a teenager and dominated the 90s fashion scene. With her slender, ‘boyish’ figure and startling good looks, she quickly became a household name and has been the face of major brands such as Burberry, Rimmel, Topshop, Mango, Chanel, and many more.
Who could forget Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in the 1995 hit movie Clueless? While her real life wardrobe certainly didn’t follow the trends of her Clueless character, Alicia Silverstone became an instant star after the movie’s release.
Pairing plaid co-ordinate sets and highly starched shirts with knee-high socks, the preppy-yet-sexy look became an instant hit and girls across the decade followed suit.
While we certainly wouldn’t call an oversized flannel shirt a fashion statement today, it certainly was the order of the day in the 1994 cult teen show, My So-Called Life.
The show made awkward icons of each of its young stars, particularly Claire Danes who starred as Angela Chase. With dyed red hair, Doc Martens, flannel, and crushed velvet dresses, Angela Chase became an instant style icon – much like how the popularity of gambling online NZ has taken the world by storm.
Jennifer Aniston may have called it “the ugliest hairstyle I’ve ever seen”, but no one could’ve predicted the mayhem that “The Rachel” would bring to hair salons in 1994.
The style is one of the most iconic hairstyles of all time and it inspired approximately 11 million women to mimic the dishevelled cut throughout the decade.
With timeless beauty and that famous mole, Cindy Crawford was another huge name on the supermodel scene in the 1990s.
Her incredibly beautiful teenage daughter, Kaia Gerber, has followed in her mother’s footsteps and is currently making major waves in the fashion world as well.
The parallels between Claudia Schiffer and the 1960s fashion icon Brigitte Bardot are uncanny and their famous good looks skyrocketed them to renown in their respective decades.
German model Schiffer was another major name on the supermodel scene throughout the 1990s and her timeless beauty is still breath-taking today.
The Spice Girls
‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s equated to adorning everything and anything with the Union Jack and Geri Halliwell of Spice Girls fame was no exception.
Ahead of the 1997 BRIT Awards, Halliwell asked her sister to sew a Union Jack tea towel onto the front of a black Gucci dress and wore it on stage during the group’s performance. Each member of the group had a very specific persona and millions of girls around the world imitated their style.