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Fashion Fame: 'Dazed And Confused' 20th Anniversary, Celebrates 70s Style

Aug 26, 2013 05:28 PM EDT

Right on, right on.

Hard to be believe it's been two decades since "Dazed And Confused" blazed into theaters. Following the adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May of 1976, the cult-classic featured memorable one-liners, a rockin classic soundtrack and marked the beginning of Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck's careers on big-screen.

But the film did much more than just spawn stoner jokes. Showcasing the bohemian and androgynous looks of the decade, the film revisits a famous time in fashion history that continues to impact style today.

Check out some of the film's most far-out fashions and see just how "Dazed and Confused" is still influencing designers in 2013.

Playing "Plain Jane" Cynthia Dunn, Marissa Ribisi perfectly nailed the geek chic 70s look. The ginger topped tomboy's t-shirt, red bell-bottoms and sky-high afro made her that endearing everyday teenager who would have been your best friend back in the day.

T-shirt, $49; Scotch & Soda

Flare pants, $819.90, Ralph Lauren;  Farfetch

The complete opposite of Cynthia, the character of Michelle Burroughs, played by a then unknown Milla Jovovich, was anything but a geek. The smoking hot (literally) gir next door, never said much in the film but her outfits certainly did all the talking. With her tube tops, fringe vest and braided hair, the free-loving, laid back looker was every high-school boy's dream.

Tube Top, $16, Leith; Nordstom

Patchwork pants, $171.60, Chaser; Revolve

Fringe Vest, $398, Denim & Supply, Ralph Lauren

A high school film wouldn't be complete without a pack of mean girls. In one the film's most famous scenes, popular seniors including loud-mouth Darla Marks (Paker Posey) and good-natured Simone Kerr (Joey Lauren Adams) haze the in-coming freshman with ketchup, mustard and plenty of insults. Their cropped "Senior" sweatshirts, cut-off denim shorts and knee-length tube socks made them look as sporty and sassy as they were scary.

Cropped white sweatshirt, $27; Asos

Cut-off denim shorts, $58; Nasty Gal

When they weren't torturing underclassmen, Simone and Darla went for a softer look. Printed polyester blouses were a staple of the swinging decade and when tied in front and paired with high-waisted denim flares and crossbody leather bags, the girls were as groovy as they come.


Blouse, $265; Tory Burch

Flare Jeans, $349, Elizabeth and James;

Crossbody, $175, ONE by LOVE by Diego Binetti; Shopbop

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