You know what I want to wear?
That’s a Thierry Mugler dress from spring/summer 1990. Mugler was known for his cinched waists, big shoulders, and appropriate reflection of 1980s braggadocio.
My assignment was to find clothes from the 20th century that reflect the attitudes of the decade they’re from. I said that the colorful clothes of the 1920s flappers and the 1960s hippies were expressing counterculture values, i.e. feminists celebrating suffrage (yay!) and young people rebelling against the war and supporting the civil rights movement. But in the 80s, as I understand it, largeness was mainstream. Large bank accounts thanks to the thriving stock market and large egos for similar reasons. Exercise and ambition were in. And what better way to demonstrate your ambition than by wearing that?
(all from DECADES INC.)
Even more views:
AND THERE’S A MATCHING LEATHER JACKET!
(all from 1stdibs.com. Sorry, sold out.)
And if you want to take it even further, Mugler also made this:
To be worn with a hefty dose of Dior’s Poison.