When we talk about the ’90s, it’s often through a minimal, streamlined lens. Here, we take a look back at the other side of the decade’s coin—when bigger (hair) was better, sexy was the aesthetic and Versace Red was the color choice of babes.
Gianna Versace’s designs changed the game.
2. Versace Red
The color of the moment was inarguably red—and it was remembered best on form fitting, plunging gowns.
3. Sheer Thing
Even ladylike suits got the sultry treatment thanks to see-through tops—as seen on Christy Turlington.
4. Black Out
For all the red and yellow, there was still an emphasis on edgy black ensembles—worn perfectly by Gisele Bundchen, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford.
5. The Famous Dress
Elizabeth Hurley may be an English Rose but she was no shrinking violet in a bold black Versace gown done up with safety pins that put her on the fashion map for life.
6. The Babe
Naomi Campbell took the color-wonderful approach in rainbow-hued ensembles for the red carpet and the runway.
7. The Blonde Bombshell
Then and now, Claudia Schiffer embodies sex appeal.
8. The Super Now
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is aiding the revolution of the return of ’90s power dressing in super-short leather Versus.
9. The Modern Runway
A fierce runway look at Versace Fall 2013.
From Harper’s Bazaar US