In our sincere opinion, Clueless is likely one of the most iconic, most closely recited and referenced, most eternally stylish movie in historical past. Meaning, Cher Horowitz, performed by Alicia Silverstone within the 1995 cult basic, along with her loqued-out fashion is (and can proceed to be) without end immortalized as a trend icon (it is at present streaming on Netflix, FYI). The matching yellow plaid set that her closet picked out for her? The purple occasion gown (“You do not perceive, that is an Alaïa!”)? That little white Calvin Klein slip? Her most succesful driving outfit? It is all so, so good.
However on the time of filming, the one one who did not assume something of the style was Silverstone herself. “I bear in mind I used to be actually irritated by all of it,” Silverstone confesses after we quizzed her concerning the garments. “I used to be so younger, I had solely been working as an actress for 2 or three years at that time, and I did not perceive why there have been so many fittings. I used to be like, ‘Why are these garments so essential?!’ I used to be irritated by designer Mona May, who I assumed was imply as a result of she was all the time yelling at me concerning the garments.”
Silverstone says she needed to endure one thing like 67 outfit modifications, which meant numerous fittings. However it wasn’t till the movie was launched did she perceive the significance of trend in movie.
“I can say all of that now as a result of we’re superb associates with Mona Mayand I feel she’s good and I really like her,” Silverstone says. “The garments performed such a serious position, and I used to be so impressed and I stated to her, ‘You are so good; sorry I secretly hated you all the time.” Silverstone laughs after which takes it again. “Not likely, however , I resented all the eye on garments, as a result of it was exhausting having to go to all these silly fittings!”
Again then, at 18-years-old, trend simply wasn’t a precedence for the star. She says she was a tomboy, the “exact opposite of a trend icon,” with an off-duty uniform that comprised T-shirts, sweats, and sneakers. “I simply did not take note of all that stuff,” she merely says. “I simply did not get it.” That is modified, although. Now, she’s actually into dressing up.
“It is solely these days that I have been like, ‘Oh, I need to be a lady,'” Silverstone laughs. And when requested about which of Cher’s garments she’d put on right now, she calls out that well-known Alaïa gown. “However I really like all of the costumes; all of them appeared nice, and I feel it is superb when folks look to Cher or gown up as her—that is the brilliance of Mona May and director Amy Heckerling.”