Great Outfits in Fashion History: Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger Swathed in Capes in 1969

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

In addition to showcasing two great outfits from one of music’s coolest couples of all time, the above photo tells a story. It was apparently a chilly day in London in June of 1969, when Mick Jagger was due in court on charges of cannabis possession. His girlfriend at the time, Marianne Faithfull, dutifully accompanied him and they both decided to bundle up in capes — Faithfull’s a tailored cloak style with arm holes [great for smoking (please don’t smoke)], Jagger’s really looking more like a blanket, covering up what was surely a very chic bell-bottomed pinstriped suit. As they say, the couple that dresses

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Great Outfits in Fashion History (Beauty Edition): Meg Ryan’s Overgrown ’90s Bangs

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

At this point, I’m a decades-long fan of Meg Ryan’s hair. (Meg Ryan, the person, too — but, really, her hair.) But for today, let’s focus in on a particular hairstyle she had going on back in 1995 at a charity picnic: wispy, overgrown bangs stretched slightly past the eyebrows, dropping down behind a pair of perfectly-1995-but-definitely-being-sold-now-at-Urban-Outfitters sunglasses. 

Shorter than a bob and verging on a mullet (but, like, in a good way?), the cut could have easily become soccer mom-esque, were it not for the disheveled, piece-y styling of it. Ryan’s dark roots and buttery, multi-tonal blonde highlights give it even less polish, making it

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Dorothy Dandridge Layering Tulle Over Pants

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

In recent years, stars have learned that layering a dress over a pair of pants is a fun red carpet trick, whether it’s Emma Watson in Raf Simons for Dior at the 2014 Golden Globes or Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn at the 2018 Met Gala. But, as with all things, these celebrities aren’t exactly reinventing the style wheel. Hollywood icon Dorothy Dandridge rocked the skirt over pants look all the way back in 1956 — and it looks just as fresh today as it did then. 

From the timeless cut of the jacket (peep the covered buttons and three-quarter length sleeves) and the

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Red Velvet Pants and Gold Bra

Sarah Jessica Parker at the "For the Boys" premiere in 1991. 

Sarah Jessica Parker at the “For the Boys” premiere in 1991. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Sarah Jessica Parker is one of those people who could wear a potato sack as a dress and make it work with a Fendi Baguette. As Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City,” she wore all sorts of questionable things (take the oversized flower brooch that she sported for most of season three.) Yet, they all worked. Sure, critics attacked Carrie’s selfishness, but they rarely went after the wire bouquet attached to her J’Adore Dior T-shirt. Off the screen, the actor had the same sartorial luck, in that experimenting with conversation-starting looks has made her

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