This Is What NYFW Runways Looked Like in the '90s

There's something about style during the '90s that we just can't seem to shake. Runways were splashed with neon hues, bold patterns, and big hair; superwomen like Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford had us shaking our Magic 8-Ball at night, asking, Will I be like her when I grow up? Even after receiving a "very doubtful," we'd still smear our lips with Vaseline, steal our mums' clip-ons, and swan down hallways in the hopes of capturing Linda Evangelista's je ne sais quoi. Now, as New York Fashion Week approaches, we're reminded of this vibrant period in fashion and what past NYFW runways looked like during this time.

Get out your gel pens and start taking notes—we're rounding up some of the best looks from NYFW runways during the '90s, even including some of our favourite shopping picks inspired by the decade.

Naomi Campbell walked for Oscar de la Renta during Fall Fashion Week.

Linda Evangelista walked Isaac Mizrahi's S/S 96 exhibition. A sequined suit has never looked so good.

Versace's S/S 97 Versus collection didn't shy away from a little colour.

Todd Oldham's S/S 97 collection for NYFW didn't lack in attitude.

Ralph Lauren's S/S 96 collection at NYFW epitomised the brand's signature Americana style.

Kate Moss was pretty in pink at the showing of John Galliano's S/S 95 collection.

Yeohlee's S/S 96 collection brought futuristic style to the runway.

Todd Oldham's S/S 96 exhibition couldn't have been any more gorgeous on Carla Bruni.

Veronica Webb stunned at Donna Karan's 1994 NYFW showcase.

Kate Moss graced the stage during Calvin Klein's F/W 94 showing.

Keep reading to shop our '90s-inspired picks...

If we were going to prom in 1997, this is what we would wear.

We love the oversized fit of this denim jacket.

In the words of Cher Horowitz, "You don't understand. This is an Alaïa!" 

Just the subtlest glint of '90s glam peeps through with this delicate gold choker.

Pair with black tights and a turtleneck for a look Fran Fine would be proud of.

The sweetheart neckline lends a hint of '90s flair to this little black dress.

Bring the tube top into 2017 by layering it over a white button-down.

Because whose mum isn't their style icon?

Want to know about upcoming looks? Check out our guide to the biggest spring/summer 2017 fashion trends.

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