Here's What Fashion Week Looked Like in the '90s

We have groundbreaking news about fashion week in the '90s—it didn't look as different from the fashion weeks of today as you might expect. There were certainly fewer cell phones and fashion bloggers (i.e., none) but the front rows were studded with celebs, and Anna Wintour was often perched next to André Leon Talley patiently waiting for the Calvin Klein show to begin. There were It supermodels (e.g., Kate, Cindy, Claudia, Stephanie, and Naomi), and Marc Jacobs was seemingly at every party, surrounded by the fashion world's in crowd.

Given the '90s revival we're currently experiencing, and the fact that we're in the midst of fashion month, we figured there was no time like the present to throw it back to the original era of platform boots and chokers, so we rounded up some of the images that best represent the fashion weeks of the decade. Take a trip back in time below with the best '90s FROW pictures. 

Cindy Crawford, 1993
Cindy Crawford Chanel backstage 1990s

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That's just Cindy, casually looking perfect backstage at Chanel. NBD.

Anna Wintour, 1996
Anna Wintour front row 1990s

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But where are your sunglasses, Anna?! Everyone can see your reactions!

André Leon Talley and Marc Jacobs, 1990
André Leon Talley and Marc Jacobs, 1990 fashion show

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#Fashun.

Naomi Campbell, 1994
Naomi Campbell street style

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Herein lies the birth of street style.

Mary-Louise Parker, Marci Klein, and Marisa Tomei, 1995
1990s fashion week front row

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The front-row It girls of yore. 

Kate Moss, 1994
Kate Moss Calvin Klein runway

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Wearing this outfit tomorrow. 

Linda Evangelista, Karl Lagerfeld, and Claudia Schiffer, 1996
Karl Lagerfeld Chanel runway '90s

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We'd need to fan ourselves too if we were flanked by that many supermodels, Karl.

Cindy Crawford, 1994
Cindy Crawford runway 1990s

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Werking that plaid mermaid dress like a pro.

Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, 1999
Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss backstage fashion show

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Brits have more fun.

Gisele Bündchen, 1999
Gisele Bündchen BCBG runway 1999

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We're pretty sure no one was looking at the clothes during this walk.

Helena Christensen, 1996
Helena Christensen street style

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We'd like to point out without irony that everyone was wearing these sunglasses at NYFW S/S 17.

Want more '90s style inspiration? Check out all the classic Kate Moss outfits that would look good today

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