It's no secret we're obsessed with Clueless. The iconic '90s film is a major reference point when it comes to referencing that eras style. The fashion was one of the highlights of the film, which is why we were so surprised when Alicia Silverstone made a major relevation about her costumes.
We all have our annoyances when it comes to style. Itchy sweaters, tags that poke you in the side, skirts that have perpetual static. But as it turns out, one of Alicia Silverstone’s biggest gripes during her time playing the iconic teen character of Cher Horowitz in Clueless was the fashion itself. Yes, all of it.
In an interview with InStyle, Silverstone admitted that she was not a fan of the film’s costume process. “I didn't understand why there were so many fittings. I was like, 'Why are these clothes so important?!' I was annoyed by [costume designer] Mona May, who I thought was mean because she was always yelling at me about the clothes,” recalls the actress, over 10 years after the fact.
While we can understand where she’s coming from—the movie itself did see about 60 outfit changes for the actress, InStyle reports— Silverstone says she appreciates Horowitz’s legacy more now and recognises how important fashion was to the story. “I just didn't pay attention to all that stuff,” she admits to the publication about her younger self. Honestly it's a surprising, and kind of refreshing, revelation about a '90s classic...almost as surprising as referring to fashion as "stuff." Cue: Miranda Priestly.
For us, we're happy she went through the outfit changes, because where would we be without these style lessons?
To celebrate one of our favourite fashion eras and films, we're hosting a screening of Clueless at the Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema on January 23 at 6:30pm. Keen to join us? Grab your best girlfriends and book a ticket using the promo code 'whowhatwear' for a 15% discount. In the meantime? Revisit some of our favourite style lessons learned from the film.
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