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, and shop our '90s-inspired picks at the end!
That's just Cindy, casually looking perfect backstage at Chanel. NBD.
But where are your sunglasses, Anna?! Everyone can see your reactions!
Herein lies the birth of street style.
The front-row It girls of yore.
Wearing this outfit tomorrow.
We'd need to fan ourselves too if we were flanked by that many supermodels, Karl.
Werking that plaid mermaid dress like a pro.
Brits have more fun.
We're pretty sure no one was looking at the clothes during this walk.
We'd like to point out without irony that everyone was wearing these sunglasses at NYFW S/S 17.
For those among us on a constant mission to channel Kate Moss.
The reign of the choker shows no signs of fading. Don't fight it.
Cher Horowitz would be proud of this purchase.
Do as the model does and pair this with combat boots.
These will turn any outfit into a party.
We could all use a pair of crushed velvet track pants in our lives right now.
Welcome back, old mini Prada backpack friend.
Zippers are the new buttons.
Flattering, wearable plaid pants do exist!
Perfect for those who just want to dip a toe into the '90s revival.