OK, Wow: This Is What Fashion Week Looked Like in the 1980s

Before supermodels, Prada's comeback, e-tailers, Instagram, bloggers, cell phones, Alexander McQueen, and cult brands, there was the decade of fashion that was the 1980s. Power dressing was a phenomenon, and Kevyn Aucoin hadn't yet changed the face of fashion. Jane Fonda had just invented her famous workout videos, and Julia Roberts was about to film a movie with Richard Gere.

Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, and Azzedine Alaïa dazzled center stage, while newcomers Kenzo and John Galliano began creating a buzz. Oh, and Karl Lagerfeld had just taken over Chanel. Can you even imagine a world without Lagerfeld at Chanel? It's difficult; I know. So what was the front row like? Were guest outfits highly documented? Who was who? Keep scrolling to see what fashion week was like in the 1980s.

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