The Kids from “The Cosby Show” are Style Icons

The kids from “The Cosby Show” are style icons.  This is a theory that I feel pretty passionately about, and years spent watching countless episodes of the seemingly endless trials and tribulations of the Huxtable clan — Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy (but not Olivia — she’s just a little too Raven for me) — have only bolstered my opinion that these five crazy-bougie-cool kids from Brooklyn were trendsetters and style influencers well ahead of their time.  Take a look at just the episode in which even visually-impaired troubadour Stevie Wonder could see that these kids were fresh to death:

Tavi would totally wear this VANESSA get-up.

RUDY, wearing bowties and suspenders while Janelle Monae was still in Huggies.

THEO was rocking some OG varsity jackets a la Junya ’98, while DENISE had some straight-up Viktor & Rolf / Comme des Garcons shit going on.  And that’s JUST ONE EPISODE, M-Fers!

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Summer Girls on
July 30, 2010, 9:52 pm
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Time Capsule: Monica
July 19, 2010, 11:33 pm
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Monica says true love waits.

Style on Film: The Limey
July 14, 2010, 12:11 am
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T Magazine: Common Thugs
July 13, 2010, 10:08 pm
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T Magazine, the New York Times’ style title that is also sometimes confusingly called The Moment, published an online editorial yesterday called Common Thugs.  Ostensibly tied to the ludicrous and highly-publicized “Stop the Sag” campaign, the photos addressed the resurgence of baggy clothes among high-end menswear designers, referencing early 90’s hip-hop and classic streetwear shapes.  Really, it takes clothes like this to show how much skinny jeans and cropped suits have saturated the market in recent years — enough that these saggy shapes in streetwear really look like a throwback.  More photos from the shoot below.  For credit information, visit T Magazine.

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And all of Stevie’s friends probably told him his back-up dancers were amazing.
July 9, 2010, 12:33 am
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Bonus points for the girl at the top right at 1:21.

Junya Watanabe – Spring 2011
July 6, 2010, 9:54 pm
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Seeing as the Junya Watanabe show in Paris this season took place on June 25, this post is indeed pretty late.  But, frankly, I had other shit to do in the interim, like appearing in street style videos and you know, going to work.  So I’m going to adhere to the golden adage of “better late than never” with this post, especially because it’s a collection that I enjoyed so much.  I’ve never really been moved by Junya’s clothes before, and admittedly haven’t been as avid a follower of his as I have been of say, Viktor & Rolf or Paul Smith.  But, there was something so refreshingly direct and concise about this collection.  In a menswear world where Comme des Garcons sends skull print dresses down the runway and Calvin fucking Klein, he of Macy’s underwear department fame, suddenly wants us to wear crop tops, it’s also kind of nice to see a fully-realized, clear-minded collection that’s actually wearable and still interesting.  Junya himself said it, according to “They’re clothes I want to wear next summer.” Nothing wrong with that.  If I were skilled at Photoshop, I’d make a collage of Calvin Klein in one of his crop tops and insert it here.  Maybe next season.  More from Junya SS11 (via photos) after the jump.

Seriously, though, those striped blazers: sign me up.

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