Cult Classic Holiday Fashion

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static1.squarespaceOver the brief Thanksgiving recess–belly-full and poring over such seasonal classics as Planes, Trains & Automobiles (yes, that kid with the bow-tie is an infantile Matthew Lawrence)–I began to muse about which outfits from our favorite holiday cult films would make a “best of” list.  

A few cinematic gems and their respective time-capsule-appropriate wardrobes came to mind; Bad Santa and, of course, the ever-archetypal Home Alone were front runners, but some other, lesser-associated films popped up, like Batman Returns and the snazzy stylings of the Ice Princess.  

While doing a bit of digestif-Googling I discovered that many of the iconic looks from these films have sound runway-ready equivalents (like the fabulous adult counterpart to the snowsuit from A Christmas Story, picture above, by Moncler Gamme Rouge). Who would have thought?  So, below is a cult classic guide to dressing in your holiday best.

 

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Dear Wynona, your off-the-shoulder 80’s party dress will remain a holiday paradigm for the ages. Sadly, the front buttons and bow render the piece a bit out-of-date, but I would gladly trade it in for this asymetrical, caped beauty by Rosie Assoulin.

 

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Ice Princess, you are a fashion plate, and I would commit Gotham City caliber crimes to get my hands on this runway stunner by Roberto Cavalli.

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Billy Bob Thorton’s Santa Suit leaves a lot to be desired–there’s not much one can do with oversized red pajamas–but Bernie Mac’s mustard-colored suit is a sensation and Louis Vuitton has the look.

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Saving the best for last, Macaulay Culkin’s survival-chic jumper and cargos will forever be exemplary of the season.  Apropos to last week’s post, I am in full and unflinching support of dressing with comfort and ease, but when the holidays come around I believe it’s time to leave the boyfriend jeans at home.  This monochramitc and deliciously slouchy-sweater dress by Tibigives you the look, and room for seconds at your holiday meal.

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Merry Christmas, you filthy animals.

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