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Monday 30 May 2016

Stacey Dash loved her cute Clueless clothes

Published 24/07/2014

Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash credits Clueless' costume designer for creating "fantastic" outfits for her to wear.

The 47-year-old actress look on the prominent role of Dionne 'Dee' Davenport opposite Alicia Silverstone's Cher Horowitz in the 1995 feature. Since its release the fashion in the movie has gone on to become a distinct trend, and Stacey loved every minute of dressing up.

Some of her memorable costumes include a monochrome tartan jacket and mini skirt, and a long-sleeved maroon dress with a white collar and cuffs.

"To me, [costume designer Mona May] took all the good parts of the ‘80s and put them together in a fantastic, brilliant, and innovative way. I loved that it had not been done - that I’d never seen it before. I was a punk rocker in the '80s myself, so all that plaid was especially great," she recalled fondly to

"I loved the thigh-highs and the Mary Janes, but, to me, the hats were the icing on the cake. Women don’t wear hats anymore. Women haven’t worn hats since when…? The ‘40s? Those hats became characters unto themselves."

While she learnt a lot about clothes during shooting of the film, Stacey went in with a knowledge of which brands she liked. It was this passion which was already there that helped the star get a feel for Dionne and her style.

"Mona made sure we each stood out in our own way, but that you could tell there was a deeper relationship that transcended the clothing. That's what happens when you have really good friends, I think. You do kind of all have the same style," Stacey added.

"In terms of the appreciation for designers [like Azzedine Alaïa and Calvin Klein], I had that already. I had that instinct and love since I was a young teenager, even younger. I absolutely always think about the fashion and how it pertains to the character."

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