- Kate Moss
- Victoria Beckham
- Jennifer Aniston
- Naomi Campbell
- Britney Spears
- Elizabeth Hurley
- Drew Barrymore
- Jennifer Lopez
Supermodels have come and gone but Kate Moss’s popularity remains incomparable. From storming the runway with her statuesque body to being the ambassador for the best brands, she was one of the most coveted models and fashion icons of the 90s. Although infamous for substance abuse, Moss managed quite the fan following for herself. After all, she was John’s Galliano’s favourite muse, the Calvin Klein girl, the woman who had a longstanding affair with hottie Johnny Depp—everything was intriguing about her. Little surprise then that she influenced most of our sartorial choices back then.
One of the most stylish women of the 90s, Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham was known for her bodycon dresses back in the day. But know what’s not changed even today? Her sculpted body that can slip into bodycons as beautifully as flared pants. Remember if you love our fashionsitas today for pulling off flatforms, LBDs and denim on denim, these were 90’s trends Victoria had already slayed long ago.
We’d be lying if we said we didn’t make an attempt at getting the Rachel haircut. From Jen’s knotted tops and overalls in everybody’s fave, Friends to her off-screen looks where she slayed mom jeans and slip dresses like nobody else, Jen knew what it was to be a fashionista revered by several women in the 90s.
Sure, her temper tantrums may have raised many eyebrows back in the 90s but you can’t deny the fact that Campbell was one of the best supermodels of that time. After all, she broke quite a few stereotypes when she became the first black model to feature on the cover of French and British Vogue. If you glance through videos from the 90’s runways, you’d know why she was so sought-after for her fierce walks on the ramp. Such a celebrated fashion icon!
If you wore tube tops, body glitter and low rise jeans in the 90s, it was because you couldn’t stop obsessing over Britney’s style choices. You loved her white eyeliner in Oops I Did It Again, you loved her pigtails in Hit Me Baby One More Time and you lusted after her nude bodysuit in Toxic, didn’t you?
If the 90s had a best dressed celebrity, it’s got to be Liz Hurley. Her Versace safety pin gown is pretty much fashion and body goals combined even today. She wore it with her then beau, Hugh Grant at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral and the fashion crictics went completely cray—so much so that till date Versace counts that dress as one of their most talked about creations ever.
C’mon, you know how much you’ve copied Barrymore’s feminine sartorial choices. Little wonder then that she makes it to our list of the best fashion icons of the 90s. She gave us chokers, hair accessories, slip dresses, plaid skirts, leather jackets—name it and Drew was slaying it all back then. But that’s not the only thing we emulated her for—her cherubic curls were every girl’s dream hairstyle back then. Are we right?
If the 90s had a bold fashion icon, it was JLo who wore risqué outfits like it was NBD even back then. There were dangerously low necklines, fitted gowns that got everyone talking about her derriere and of course, halter necks—she was quite the sex symbol through her iconic outfits. While her music continued to rule several hearts, her off screen appearances only doubled up her fan following.