In 1995, girl world changed forever when we were introduced to three strong-willed, perfectly dressed Beverly Hills babes named Cher, Tai, and Dionne.
“Dionne and I were both named after famous singers of the past, who now do infomercials.”
Everything about the “Clueless” world captured a generation of girls who wanted it all, and who were going to look great getting it.
“When Amy wrote Clueless, the current fashion was grunge. Her vision for the film was to show the rich, upscale high school girls of Beverly Hills. The costumes were to be like characters in the film. Grunge was dark and sad so the color palette was very important to Amy. The clothes needed to be very bright and fun. I wanted the girls to be girls again, with over-the-knee stockings and Mary Jane shoes. We wanted to change the current look that was on the street and show teens how to have fun with clothes.” -Interview with costume designer Mona May, by Frankie Mathieson 2010
Amber: Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn’t want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.
Dionne: Well, there goes your social life.
“Why should I listen to you, anyway? You’re a virgin who can’t drive.”
“Okay, so you’re probably going, “Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?” But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a teenage girl.”
“So okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation and all but I don’t get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair – ew – and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we’re expected to swoon? AS IF!”
“This is where Dionne lives. She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like for people to be jealous of us.”
“Cher, I don’t want to do this anymore. And my buns: they don’t feel nothin’ like steel.”
“You see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet.”
Dionne: Puny. I like ‘em big.
Cher: Ew I hate muscles!
Tai: You know I don’t really mind either way. Just as long as his you-know-what isn’t crooked. I really hate that.