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The 90s Are Now Officially "Vintage" According to the People Who Deem Things Vintage

By Glamour Magazine May 1, 2012 11:17PM

by Danica Lo, Glamour Magazine

Today in things that may or may not make you feel old: according to the people who officially deem things "vintage"—turns out, "vintage" isn't just synonymous with "really old"—clothes and accessories from the 1990s can now officially be deemed vintage.

My favorite 90s show: My So Called Life

A few months ago, we told you about how LA's Decades co-founder Cameron Silver was on the hunt for vintage 90s items, and today, Catwalk Queen reports that Patricia Dillon, the Divisional Leader of Design and Applied Arts at the University of Wolverhampton, has decreed:

For something to be classed as Vintage it needs to be of sufficient quality of design and creative execution for it to stand the test of time and be relevant and desirable to future discerning generations. The 90s are now officially classified as Vintage because we are two decades on and a new generation is starting to discover and enjoy the creative fruits of musicians, designers, artists and film makers who delivered their ideas 20 years ago.

What does this mean? Well, things that were popular in the 90s—like grunge, big shoes, neon, babydoll dresses, neo-preppy, and Euro-designer monograms (everywhere, on everything)—are back in a big way. What do you think about that?

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What trends from the 90s are you excited to see come back? What trends from the 90s do you hope will never rear their ugly heads? I'm totally into the big shoe + grunge trend. Heck, I'm even kind of in the mood for big Euro monograms to make their comebacks. Babydoll dresses, though? Hm.

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Photo: Courtesy Photo

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54Comments
May 9, 2012 4:05AM
May 9, 2012 3:41AM
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oh yeah what about the huge hair explosion for bangs lol
May 9, 2012 2:37AM
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laurel 85 - my point is that i do not see retro 90's fashion in todays youth as much as i do the retro 80's. I do not follow your reply to my comment at all. lol.
May 9, 2012 1:53AM
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babydoll dresses! those were so freaking adorable.
May 9, 2012 1:47AM
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When MTV actually played music videos.
May 9, 2012 1:47AM
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When MTV actually played music videos.
May 9, 2012 1:46AM
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iv always kinda lived in the 90s anyways since its my most remembered and favorite time
May 9, 2012 1:32AM
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Seems fair. 20 years ago the '70s were coming back. Bell bottoms came back, at least for girls. Let's see if single-slung overalls catch on again.
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