Clueless: Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Whatever!

Clueless: Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Whatever!

A brief retrospective on the iconic fashions birthed by one of pop culture's greatest films.

A brief retrospective on the iconic fashions birthed by one of pop culture's greatest films.

Text: Paul Madley

Before influencers, before millennials there was Cher Horowitz, misguided, well intentioned sweetheart of Beverly Hills

A snapshot of 90’s americana Clueless is one of the greatest movies of all time, partly because it’s filled with the best fashion moments, Cher and Dionne twinning, Amber’s designer knock-offs, coordinated gym wear and Brittany Murphy’s makeover. There is a reason why this film is a fashion favorite.

Clueless was released in 1995, the coming-of-age teen rom-com film was written, directed and produced by Amy Heckerling. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd and Brittany Murphy. Clueless was loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. The film grossed $56.1 million in the United States, received positive reviews from critics, developed a cult following, and is considered to be one of the best teen films of all time. The film was followed by a spin-off TV sitcom and series of books.

Cher along with her bestie Dionne, “She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like to have people be jealous of us,” and new friend Tai, a total “Betty” navigate school grades, parties in the valley, feuds, dating, family life and fashion “this is an Alaïa, it’s like, a totally important designer”.

We look back at the film’s top looks.

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