“Clueless” influenced the way we talked, behaved, and, of course, dressed. Many of us scooped up a yellow plaid skirt after seeing that iconic opening scene. Now a new generation of stars, including Willow Smith and Ariel Winter — who weren't even born when “Clueless” was released in 1995 — are paying tribute to the cult classic's timeless styles.
Even though Charli XCX recently shared the stage with Taylor Swift, the British pop star considers herself a musical lone wolf. “I’m not in a ‘squad,’” she jokes in this episode of I Yahoo’d Myself. "I don’t even know who’s in the squad!“ (As to whether T-Swift’s girl gang has any sorority-esque entry rites, Charli says, "She was super cool, super nice.
The ‘90s were a magical time in film and TV. You had your ridiculously fashionable teenagers (Clueless), your perfectly imperfect neighbors (Friends), and your relatable social misfits (looking at you, My So Called Life). With Halloween fast approaching, let’s look back to our favorite ‘90s characters and bring forward some major costume ideas you can probably put together with stuff you’ve got in your closet (especially if you haven’t cleaned it our since the decade of riot grrrl and Rock the Vote). Click ahead for our favorite ‘90s-inspired Halloween costumes, whether you’re flying solo, or rolling with the homies.
Twenty years ago this week, Amy Heckerling’s Clueless opened, introducing America to the candy-colored, pop-grunge Beverly Hills world of Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), a deceptively air-headed teen fashionista (who chided her mugger for not knowing who Alaïa was, and her sidekicks Dionne (Stacey Dash) and Tai (Brittany Murphy, RIP). Very few teen movies before or since (Grease, The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Mean Girls) have gone as far in nailing the youth zeitgeist of a decade or spawning lines that are still freely quoted by people who were only five years old when the film came out. Sure, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Heathers all boasted incredible clothes (the long skirts! the shoulderpads!), but Clueless was the first film to make a winkingly self-conscious fetish out of fashion, dropping references hard and fast to not only Alaïa but Calvin Klein, Fred Segal and the “ensembly challenged.” Cher even computer-matches her outfits in some extremely Internet 1.0 version of Asos or Pinterest.
Any fashionista worth his or her salt has no doubt spent countless hours taking in the greatness that is "Clueless." The Amy Heckerling-directed film hit theaters 20 years ago today, leaving an indelible impact on pop culture (and our closets!) forever. The plaid looks, the pink bridesmaids dress, Mary Janes for days!
Thanks to engineer Henry Kang and his wife Shawna, the answer is, like, right now. Kang and his wife were watching the ’90s classic one night when an idea sparked. Recalling all of the times his wife had asked him for advice about her outfit, he turned to her and said, “You know, we can probably get the computer to do that.” At the time, Kang was finishing his PHD in Mathematics and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and he brought the idea to his PHD advisor, who immediately wrote a check to establish the company. The suggested accessories and apparel is culled from the 450-plus stores that have partnered with the company. “Our system examined thousands of fashion blogs and put together a model based on how fashion bloggers put their outfits together,” Kang tells Yahoo Style.