What Fashion Girls Wore to Parties in the 1990s
I feel somewhat cheated to have missed out on the glory days of fashion’s party scene in the ’90s. This was when Kate Moss was just starting out, becoming Queen of London’s Nightlife, all bandy limbs, slip dresses, cocktails and wild dancing. It was when Liz Hurley was dating Hugh Grant, and the two were so brilliantly glamorous and—I imagine—game for a laugh.
It girls were born overnight, dresses got smaller, sandals got strappier and no party was complete without a total showoff or two: Even Anna Wintour wore rainbow sequins and sparkly minidresses back then. Hedonistic and full of hot, hot outfits, this is a great era to explore when it comes to your own party looks today. Many of the celebrity-endorsed looks below are particularly current: Versions of Gwyneth Paltrow’s red-velvet suit, Jennifer Aniston’s signature LBD or Victoria Beckham’s chainmail top can all be found from designer brands and in fast-fashion stores.
Many of the most outrageous ensembles were created by the supers, the elite fashion darlings of the time. Naomi Campbell’s going-out wardrobe was nothing short of epic, while Iman’s is lesser known but equally fabulous. Christy, Linda, Claudia and the rest of the gang didn’t hold back, and why would you when you’ve got Gianni Versace on speed dial and more Lacroix jewellery than SJP can shake a corsage at? Keep scrolling to see the best party looks of the ’90s; then carry on for the ultimate outfit edit to pay homage to these perfect outfits in 2018…
Next up, see Princess Diana's best party looks.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.