Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Pop Culture Tuesdays: Heathers Goes Vintage
I don't know if this has happened to you while you are watching a modern film (pre-1980) but suddenly you find yourself noticing aspects of vintage fashion that the characters are wearing that you would have never noticed before. Well, that happened to me while watching the 1988 film Heathers.
Today it has garnered cult movie status but to me it was a movie like so many others that were a part of my childhood and teens years. It's now become a staple for every 80's movie collection.
This time around while I was watching it I kept seeing a whole lot of 1940's fashion. My jaw dropped! How did I miss this? I remember loving their outfits when I was twelve in 1988 when it came out and noticed the resemblance when I watched Clueless in the 90's, but vintage fashion never crossed my mind. After taking a closer look at the fashion in the film Heathers, it was evident to me that the designer on set must have been inspired by vintage fashion, in particular the 1940's.
Double breasted jackets, brooches, the cut of particular dresses, and even Veronica's pageboy-esque hair, to me seemed like it came right out of the 1940's. Thanks to my eyes opening up more to the world of fashion, specifically vintage, I will forever see Heathers going vintage!
Did you ever notice the vintage influence in this film? Are there other bits of fashion in the film that you think are inspired by the past?