6 Movies That Made us Believe College Life is a Fashion Show
Remeber watching Rahul in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai being the king of cool, playing basketball in his Speedo T-shirts and smoothly getting every girl in college to drool over him? Or Poo in K3G, wearing her perfectly coordinated and accessorized ensembles to class, and picking boys as her prom date? And then remember wanting to fast forward your life to college for all the fun and fashion? Yeap! So did we! We’ve all wanted to live thier reel life in our own real life. And well, mostly coz’ every character was a good looking hunk or a total babe, owning the best closets and being the most popular kids on the block. But then reality finally hit us hard. Basic T-Shirts and flip-flops took over our lives. No mini-skirt wearing teachers, or Quicksilver T-Shirts on the chocolate boy or Alaia shirts on the popular girl. But well for its worth, those characters sure added excitement to the thought of college. We list down 6 of these movies, that shaped our college dreams as fashion extravaganzas.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Here’s where it all began. From Rahul’s ’COOL’ silver neckpiece that every guy wanted to sport to Anjali’s overalls and Tina’s sexy micro mini skirts, bralettes, crop tops and figure-hugging dresses, this movie made us all want to fast-forward our lives to college. And not only for what the students dressed like, but also for Ms. Bragranza (aah haa!) Archana Puran Singh’s skirt suits were literally everything!
Student Of The Year
When the female protagonist is introduced with a song that drops in the Manolo Blahnik’s, Guuci’s, Stella McCartney’s and Louis Vuitton’s of the world, you know you’re in for a complete fashion show! Alia Bhatt as Shanaya dresses up to class in mini skirts, carrying a Birkin. Sidharth Malhotra, the middle-class hardworking boy sports Quicksilver T-shirts and the gay principal, Rishi Kapoor is seen popping open a Burberry umbrella. Yeap, the movie is everything a young fashionista can dream off. [Image: Topnews.com]
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Here we saw a makover we could’ve only seen in Karan Johar movie. Oily haired Pooja from Chandni Chowk turned into "P-H-A-T! Pretty hot and tempting" Poo in London! Poo was well ahead of her times in terms of fashion. Fur collars, animal prints, crop tops, sequinnned tops and the works. All that topped with the "tumhe koi haq nahi hai, ki tum itni khubsoorat dikho" attitude and god, we had found our idol! Every girl has secretly imagined herself as Poo when she’d finally get to college.
"Lucy! Where’s my white collarless shirt from Fred Segal? It’s my most capable-looking outfit!" A good-luck outfit is so totally legit, is one of the most important things we learnt from Cher Horowitz. This movie was everything a 90’s girl could dream off. Fabulous plaid separates, chic mini skirts and dresses, thigh high boots, stunning top layers and dramatic hats! Not to forget the designer names dropped every now and then (its with this movie that we got to know what an Alaia is!) Top that off with Cher’s stylish sass, "Do you prefer fashion victim, or ensembly challenged?" It’s also with Clueless that we learnt the power of a good makeover! And when all of this is happening high school, well, we’re bound to get all dreamy eyed over college!
While Clueless was the fashion movie of the 90’s, Mean Girls was the ultimate for teen style in the 2000’s. Regina George, the plasctics and Cady Heron made "Pink on Wednesdays" a real thing! So of course, tonnes of pink, tracksuits, slogan T-shirts, mini bags and knitwear made stylish with miniskirts and dresses, the mean 4 taught us well about fashion in school.
High School Musicals Series
If you were a school kid in the 2000’s, The High School Musical series would’ve been college life goals! A girl-next-door, a college heartthrob and a bitchy fashion diva. While we thought ourselves to be Gabriella, we wanted to doll up like Sharpay. You can never wear enough pink (yes, pink robes for graduation!), tiaras can be real, everyday headgear, there’s nothing called ’too much bling’ and that of course, you’ve got to be dressed to change history, these were just some of the style lessons we learnt from her. Sharpay Evans was the real star, we say!