Okay, Wow: This Is What Fashion Week Looked Like in the 1980s

Before supermodels, Prada’s comeback, e-tailers, Instagram, bloggers, cell phones, Alexander McQueen and cult brands, there was the decade of fashion that was the 1980s. Power dressing was a phenomenon, and Kevyn Aucoin hadn’t yet changed the literal face of fashion. Jane Fonda had just invented her famous workout videos, and Julia Roberts was about to film a movie with Richard Gere.

Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix and Azzedine Alaïa dazzled centre stage, while newcomers Kenzo and John Galliano began creating a buzz. Oh, and Karl Lagerfeld had just taken over Chanel. Can you even imagine a world without Lagerfeld at Chanel? It’s difficult, I know. So what was the front row like? Were guest outfits highly documented? Who was who? Keep scrolling to see what fashion week was like in the 1980s.

Published at Sun, 03 Feb 2019 06:07:00 +0000