From period pieces to contemporary slasher flicks, the horror genre has given us some major fashion moments.
Scream Queens, from the soul-survivor to the first girl to get the chop, the leading ladies of horror have served some major fashion looks, that still resonate today.
In the 1960s Mia Farrow and Tippi Hedren brought effortless glamour to Horror on the big screen. Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and Hedren in The Birds (1963). The ’70s saw Jamie Lee Curtis play the girl next door (Halloween 1978), fighting for her life wearing double denim. Sissy Spacek played Carrie (1976), a shy teen with telekinetic powers, dressed in a pink, bias-cut gown. Carrie looked extra pretty and demure at the prom, just moments before getting drenched in pigs blood.
In the 1980s with her full brows and supermodel hair, it was Nancy from Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) that became the belle de jour of Horror. The ’90s gave us Scream (1996) which starred Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers, a fame-hungry reporter. 24 years later Gale Weathers still has a wardrobe that’s to die for! Her lime-green skirt suit is reminiscent of a Versace runway, she wouldn’t look out of place, as one of Donatella’s Neon Punks.
Scream also gave us Drew Barrymore sporting a platinum blonde bob and mom jean— a look that is ’90s nostalgia at its best. Then there’s Rose McGowan and basically everything that she wore in Scream; a cropped, metallic, football jersey, psychedelic print mini skirt, and white go-go boots. The leading ladies of Horror know how to serve killer looks, many of which have inspired the greatest designers. Everyone from McQueen to Marc Jacobs and Gucci have all been influenced by horror movies.
On the runways, you’ll find collections that have been inspired by Hellraiser, The Birds, The Craft, and even Frankenstein. Most recently Jeremy Scott paid tribute to his love of horror with the Moschino Resort 2020 collection. Suki Waterhouse opened the show dressed as Drew Barrymore’s character from Scream, and Drag Superstar, Violet Chachki walked the runway as a hybrid between Morticia Addams and Lily Munster.
We’ve rounded up the most fashionable drop-dead beauties of all time. Take a look at the slideshow below.