90s Fashion: Sofia Coppola’s casual street style in iconic outfits

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From it woman to auteur, Sofia Coppola’s profession has spanned — and, many instances, merged — the realms of cinema, trend and music throughout 4 many years. The thoughts behind beloved indie movies like The Virgin Suicides, Misplaced In Translation and Marie Antoinette, Sofia’s grow to be considered one of cinema’s most cultishly-adored administrators for her singularly dreamy visuals, women-centric narratives and introspective method to storytelling. Earlier than dropping The Virgin Suicides in 1999, nonetheless, Sofia was, what W Journal dubbed, a “girl-of-the-moment”, starring in Sonic Youth movies, producing a range present with Zoe Cassavetes and strolling the runway at Donna Karan. Off the runway, Sofia’s model took within the decade’s staples together with child tees (by X-Woman or Milk Fed), slips, babydoll clothes and vibrant barrettes. Right here, we glance again at a few of Sofia’s most iconic outfits from the 90s — and past.

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On the premiere of Singles, 1992

Earlier than she grew to become the auteur we all know and love at the moment, Sofia Coppola started her profession in appearing, showing as background characters in a variety of her father’s films, together with The Godfather and Rumblefish. As an actress, Sofia’s finest (and most notoriously) identified for her flip as Michael Corleone’s daughter in The Godfather Half III, a task she took on after Winona Ryder dropped out of the movie on the final minute. Her efficiency was panned by critics and Sofia retired (for essentially the most half) from appearing, shifting on, as an alternative, to starring in music movies, directing her personal Comedy Central selection present and launching a trend model. Right here, in 1992 and properly on her option to turning into a 90s it woman, Sofia attends a movie premiere in a really it girl-worthy look: suede jacket, miniskirt, knee-high boots and two perfectly-placed braids.

sofia coppola walking into a movie premiere with long hair and barettes 1993

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On the premiere of Motorama, 1993

Talking of hairstyles: Right here, to the premiere of the movie Motorama, Sofia pairs two perfectly-placed plastic barrettes with an equally 90s get-up: bootcut denims, wire pendant necklace and an extended duster jacket.

At an X-Woman trend present, 1994

From Chloë Sevigny to Kim Gordon — and, after all, Sofia Coppola — X-Woman was the most well-liked model for 90s it ladies. Co-founded by the Sonic Youth frontwoman and stylist Daisy von Furth as a sister label to boys-only skate model X-Giant, X-Woman superior a DIY-inspired, grunge-inflected look — “horny tomboy,” as Daisy as soon as advised MTV. Assume child ringer tees, babydoll clothes, miniskirts and vibrant denims. A good friend of Gordon’s, Sofia (and then-boyfriend Spike Jonze) produced the label’s FW94 outing with a guerilla runway in Soho. On the event she wore an X-Woman graphic tee, after all.

In W Journal, 1994

Impressed by Kim Gordon’s X-Woman, Sofia launched her personal trend label, Milk Fed, partnering with LA designer — and inventor of the “child tee” — Linda Meltzer. The label’s debut FW94 assortment, pictured right here in W, featured shrunken T-shirts bearing slogans like “Wasted” and “I Love Booze”, hip-hugger trousers and silky slip clothes. Right here, photographed with pals Zoe Cassavetes, Lisa Ann and Amanda de Cadenet, Sofia wears a T-shirt costume emblazoned with the likeness of Steven McQueen, additionally from Milk Fed’s debut providing.

sofia coppola posed with her hand on her forehead at the cfda awards 1994

On the CFDA Awards, 1994

On high of founding her personal label, Sofia has an extended and storied historical past with the style business. Amongst many trivia tidbits: she interned at Chanel within the late-80s, walked the Donna Karan runway in 1994, fronted Marc Jacobs’ Juergen Teller-lensed 2002 perfume marketing campaign, designed purses for Louis Vuitton and directed this iconic Miss Dior Cherie spot. Right here, Sofia attends the CFDA Trend Awards carrying a babydoll look from American designer Anna Sui’s SS94 assortment.

sofia coppola looking into the camera in a sheer 90s slip dress at the mtv vmas 1995

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On the MTV VMAs, 1995

Each it woman has their bare costume second. After all, Sofia’s iteration of the look featured the 90s most ubiquitous model staple: the slip costume. To the 1995 MTV VMAs, Sofia pulled as much as the crimson carpet carrying a sheer lacy slip layered over a white tank and black briefs. Stylish!

On the set of Misplaced in Translation, 2002

In 2002, Sofia started filming Misplaced in Translation, her follow-up to the cultishly-adored and critically-acclaimed The Virgin Suicides. The movie was shot in Tokyo over the course of 27 days, on a $4 million funds, and with out permits. Regardless of the abbreviated timeline and tight funds, the film earned Sofia an Academy Award for Finest Authentic Screenplay. It additionally launched the profession of star Scarlett Johansson, and reinvigorated that of Invoice Murray. Right here, Sofia poses on set with Invoice, carrying a graphic T-shirt that calls to each her former X-Woman stylings and her future Parisian-inflected appears.

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