(Originally posted 8/8/2011 during 80s Fashion Month)
The 80s were a decadent decade. There was oodles of dollars being thrown around everywhere, quite unlike the state of the world now. So, it is not surprising that fashion was incredibly luxe in the 80s and nothing was more OTT than high fashion. Hot designers included Calvin Klein, Chanel and Ralph Lauren.
Fittingly, the 80s was also when the Supermodel became famous worldwide. Christie Brinkley, Elle MacPherson, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Carol Alt and Christy Turlington all became household names and changed the way we viewed modelling and the fashion industry itself. They were beautiful and fabulous, dated rock stars and A-list actors, and led lives of non-stop partying and luxury – which is what everyone wanted in the 80s! They also starred in some great 80s music videos, two of which will star in Wednesday’s Double Play.