Oh good every hot girl will soon be dressing like Elaine from Seinfeld according to the New York Times. Does this mean that every cute guy will be wearing Jerry's mom jeans and have terrible 41-yr old preppy hair?
From the Times:
The genesis of the look could have been those unforgettable images of fundamentalist Mormon women that dominated the news a couple of years back. But if you squinted, what you saw was a sea of Elaines.
A SEA OF ELAINES.
Is this a total boner killer or will Urban Outfitters be able to translate the maxi dress and scrunch socks from the early 90s into something soft and waspy for the wanna-be rich girls?
Over the years, Elaine has stood out as a beacon of a faded era, in long floral skirts, blazers with padded shoulders and granny shoes with socks. Just about every inch of her skin was covered as if she were photosensitive. Unlike other 1990s series with a more easily imitable style (see “Melrose Place”), “Seinfeld” was decidedly anti-fashion. But now, if you happen upon an old episode, Elaine just looks cool — and of-the-moment.
As Jerry would say, "WHAT IS UP WITH ELAINE BEING A FASHION ICON?"
PS- sweet shout out to Lyz for sparking off this trend. Out of all my friends, she's always been my sartorial hero. (she's the babe featured in the top left of the article)
UPDATE! Someone just sent me THIS PROOF OF THE TREND which happens to come from my good pal and Elizabeth Spiridakis' amazing fashion blog WHITE LIGHTNING. Get to know her. She's shooting Lady Gaga for Buzznet TONIGHT!