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The Clueless Effect: How One Cult ’90s Movie Made a Lasting Impact on Fashion | Vogue

Amy Heckerling’s little-movie-that-could pulled inspiration from the sixties and seventies to create a colorful, sugar-coated vision of what nineties fashion could be. And then, lo and behold, it was! Clueless helped kick off a new wave of preppy minimalism with the over-the-knee socks and kilts that we still associate with the nineties today.


We at the Church talk a great deal about the genius of Mona May and the lasting impact of her haute costume concepts. But to fully appreciate the boldly original ultra-femme fashion worn by our favorite silver-screen Betties, we must compare it to what everyone else was sporting in the ‘90s (after all, nobody dressed like Cher and Dionne until Clueless hit).

Complex Mag gives us a nostalgic tour of The 90 Greatest '90s Fashion Trends, particularly those worn by all the young dudes – with a nod to the ensembly challenged, the fashion victims and everyone in between.