As If!

Source: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/clueless/

“Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Clueless! Happy birthday to you!” Today I am honoring the 20th anniversary of the classic movie “Clueless” by showcasing some fabulous art. Mentally prepare yourself and then proceed. 🙂

– Bianca Pastel –

Pastel, Bianca. Clueless. 2014. Web. 23 July 2015. http://biancapastel.com/Clueless-1.

The obvious thing to point out is the vibrancy of the outfits. Primary colors never looked so trendy! However, my favorite thing about this illustration is the negative space. I like the combination of no facial features and negative space at the top of the frame. I find myself noticing the individual outfits, accessories, and hairstyles. Because this film is iconic in the fashion industry, I love this approach.

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– Entropy Trading Company –

Entropy Trading Co. Clueless Inspired Minimalist Movie Poster. Web. 23 July 2015. http://www.wildfox.com/lookbooks/kids-in-america-spring-2013/.

To the untrained eye, this illustration has nothing to do with “Clueless.” To those of us who are true fans, we know what’s up! This is a unique tribute because it has nothing to do with fashion. Of course fashion is a huge part of “Clueless”, but there are memorable moments that are not fashion-related. Kudos to E.T.C. for breaking the mold and doing something different.

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– Hayden Williams –

Williams, Hayden. Clueless 20th Anniversary. 2015. Web. 23 July 2015. http://haydenwilliamsillustrations.tumblr.com/post/124493505892.
Williams, Hayden. Clueless Collection. 2014. Web. 23 July 2015. http://haydenwilliamsillustrations.tumblr.com/post/93588616427.

Hayden took an iconic 90s wardrobe and used a high fashion approach to make it his own: tall, willowy characters, contoured facial features, intense highlights and shadows, and rich colors. These two illustrations are all about balance; the imagery is obviously “Clueless”, but I immediately recognize the style as that of Hayden Williams.

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– Laura Row –

Row, Laura. Clueless Movie Collage. 2015. Web. 23 July 2015. https://www.facebook.com/LauraLaurentSalon/photos/pb.327332330683376.-2207520000.1437685313./848067635276507/?type=3&theater.

I feel like I am looking at pieces of a puzzle placed in the right position but not yet put together. The “Organizer” section of my brain is in love with this illustration.

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– Pernille Orum –

Orum, Pernille. Web. 23 July 2015. http://drawings.pernilleoe.dk/post/115025562179/i-absolutely-love-clueless-cher-fashion-90s.
Orum, Pernille. Web. 23 July 2015. http://drawings.pernilleoe.dk/post/115056463829/more-cher-clueless-girlsinanimation-fanart.

This interpretation is interesting because “Cher” could be from the 90s or modern times. There is no definite point of reference for a specific decade, not even the style of the clothes. This may not have been Pernille’s intention, but I read the following message loud and clear: Style is timeless. I love Pernille’s illustration style. It reminds me of “Totally Spies”, one of my favorite childhood shows. Anyone else seeing that, or am I crazy??

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– Wildfox –

Wildfox. We’re the Kids in America. 2013. Web. 23 July 2015. http://www.wildfox.com/lookbooks/kids-in-america-spring-2013/.
Wildfox. We’re the Kids in America. 2013. Web. 23 July 2015. http://www.wildfox.com/lookbooks/kids-in-america-spring-2013/.

OH. MY. GOSH. Please, I am begging you. Do yourself a favor and click the link to look at this entire series: http://www.wildfox.com/lookbooks/kids-in-america-spring-2013/. The atmosphere, fashion, and overall look of the images are a time machine back to the 90s. I see the influence of 90s photography as well as a pinch of 60s fashion & film. The posed candidness of the images establishes equilibrium between “Fashion Lookbook” and “Girlfriends Hanging Out and Taking Polaroids.” I do not hate one thing about this series of photographs. To the photographer Mark Hunter, Brava! To Kimberly Gordon and Wildfox, well done! For more information on how this clothing line was created, read the following blog post written by Wildfox founder Kimberly Gordon: http://www.ilovewildfox.com/iloveyouwildfox/2013/1/2/the-kids-in-america-ss-13-wildfox.html

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May, Mona. Web. 23 July 2015. http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/clueless-clothes#3.

This final illustration is by the one and only Mona May, costume designer for “Clueless.” Look familiar?? 😀

Director Amy Heckerling and Costume Designer Mona May Discuss the Clueless Wardrobe: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/clueless-clothes#3

At the end of the article, there is a series of candid polaroids taken on set by Alan Friedman. Below is one of those polaroids, a photo of the beautiful Brittany Murphy.

Friedman, Alan. Brittany Murphy. Web. 23 July 2015. http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/photos/2015/06/clueless-behind-the-scenes-polaroids-alicia-silverstone-paul-rudd#6.

You left this earth too soon. In the hearts of “Clueless” fans, you will always be Tai. ❤

I hope you have enjoyed my tribute to “Clueless”, a feat I could not have accomplished without six talented artists. Happy anniversary to Cher, Dionne, Tai, and the rest of the gang. I look forward to watching this film many more times in the years to come.

Stay fabulous readers!

– Lauren Michele

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