You've probably read at least one think-piece about the resurgence of the '90s, and it really does seem like the decade was ripe for iconic fashion styles that won't quit, from grunge-y flannel and cropped tops to slinky slip dresses. Ahead, join us on our trip down memory lane as we recount the most iconic fashion moments of the 1990s and the style stars that made them happen.More
When the '90s began, the "supermodel" was born. Ladies like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista—who famously said that she didn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day—ruled the runways and captivated the world with their otherworldly good looks. The iconic photographs that Peter Lindbergh shot of the supers in the early '90s are still widely used as editorial inspiration, and George Michael's "Freedom '90" video, which features many of the women, is, in our humble opinion, still one of the greatest music videos ever made.
The first episodes of Seinfeld aired around1990 and sparked a completely different era of television comedy courtesy of masterminds Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. But the show also had a lasting effect on fashion, with oversized floral dresses, fitted blazers, and loafers via Elaine Benes cycling long after the show stopped airing.
Madonna is a fashion icon across the decades, but one of her most memorable (and most copied) signature looks was the cone bra that Jean Paul Gaultier designed for her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990.