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‘Clueless’ costume designer shares the stories behind the film’s fashion

Twenty-five years in the past, somewhat film referred to as “Clueless” hit theaters — and adjusted fashion without end.

From Cher’s yellow plaid go well with and little purple Alaïa (“a-what-a?”) gown to Dionne’s larger-than-life hats, the film’s wardrobe is amongst the most beloved in celluloid historical past, flipping the script on ’90s model and influencing developments for many years to return.

The lady behind all these outfit adjustments (60 for Alicia Silverstone alone) is costume designer Mona Might, who lately teamed up with on-line classic boutique Thrilling on a set of one-of-a-kind items impressed by the ones in her films, “Clueless” amongst them.

Looks from Thrilling's collaboration with Mona May.
Seems from Thrilling’s collaboration with Mona Might.Jarod Wang

With costs starting from simply $30 to $200 and highlights together with colourful berets, pleated tartan skirts and a vibrant purple tutu Amber would love, the assortment — which launched Monday — is sufficient to make any fan begin buggin’.

Under, Might shares the stories behind a few of the most iconic appears to be like from Cher’s computerized closet.

CLUELESS, Stacey Dash, Alicia Silverstone, 1995, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

ON CHER’S YELLOW DOLCE & GABBANA SUIT: “The colour was actually necessary. It is the opening scene of the film, it is the quad, lots of people are crossing, there’s loads of greenery. We tried completely different colours and so they have been lovely, however the yellow was actually popping, which we wanted. The power of the yellow was so lovely. It was taking one thing that is as iconic as a college uniform to an entire different degree. And plaid, properly, I really like plaid without end.”


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ON THE GIRLS’ GYM-CLASS LOOKS: “A P.E. uniform is normally black and white, so I assumed, what would Cher do? What would the women of Beverly Hills do? Cher had her white T-shirt with the black strappy tank high over it — which now you should buy as a set. She was very put-together, very exact, however quite simple.

“However then Dionne, she has the tuxedo shirt and the sheer sleeves to match, and her little skirt, and naturally the matching white beeper. She’s somewhat metropolis girl-meets-grunge, so she has her bandana. So it was actually going with the character of every the women. After which after all Amber, my fashion sufferer, it is virtually like a 1920s bathing go well with.”


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ON CHER’S ALAÏA DRESS: “The Alaïa gown was so onerous to get. We wished one thing very particular for our Christmas social gathering. One thing very Cher however sort of pushing the envelope, being somewhat bit extra horny. She was at all times very correct — nothing was ever too low. We knew she was going to go down on the floor, so after I reached out to Alaïa, [I asked to borrow it]. We did not have the sort of cash to purchase it. They have been like, ‘We find it irresistible, we love Alicia Silverstone.’ In order that they lent us the gown. We needed to return it, so we cleaned the flooring earlier than [she gets down on the ground]!

“I designed the jacket with the feathers so there was a Mona Might unique to go together with it.”


CLUELESS, Justin Walker, Alicia Silverstone, 1995, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

ON CHER’S CALVIN KLEIN DRESS: “We had a bunch of various stuff in the becoming and it was extra negligees and slips and spandex, which simply wasn’t proper for Cher. It was too horny; she’d by no means do it. So once we discovered the Calvin Klein, it appeared like lingerie nevertheless it was a gown. It was very harmless as properly. We had the write [the ‘go upstairs and put something over it’ line] into the script!”


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