No makeover montage needed; Harry Styles is already the best dressed kid in class! After he wore a yellow plaid suit jacket and purple feather boa to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, March 14, Clueless star Alicia Silverstone noticed his ensemble looked a bit like her wardrobe from the hit movie, and gave him a shout-out online.
“I am loving the #Clueless vibes @Harry_Styles !! Cher would be so honored (and totally approve!!) of this chic look. Congrats on your win at the #GRAMMYs last night!!! #WatermelonSugar” she wrote on Twitter, posting a three-panel collage featuring herself as Cher in her iconic yellow plaid school outfit, a publicity still for the movie in which she rocks a pink feather boa, and Styles on the Grammys red carpet in, well, a combination of the first two looks.
Later in the evening, Styles changed it up, wearing a black leather pantsuit (no shirt!) and green boa onstage. Perhaps taking his style cues this time from The Matrix?
Other than perhaps the red Alaia dress Cher wears to the party in the Valley, the yellow skirt suit has got to be the most recognizable ‘fit from Clueless. It’s the one she puts together via computer in the opening sequence, and sets the tone for her bold and confident aesthetic. With its eye-catching style, the movie inspired a fashion-based computer game, not to mention a spin-off TV show and, possibly, an upcoming mystery reboot.
Costume designer Mona May revealed to Vogue that the iconic ensemble was actually “off-the-rack.” She elaborated, “We really wanted to do the plaid because it was the quintessential schoolgirl outfit. When I was shopping, I had some other suits from the mall and different stores. I had a blue one and a red one. The blue didn’t have the oomph. The red felt too risqué—it didn’t feel like Cher. I wasn’t sure about the yellow. It’s not a great color for blondes. But when Alicia put that on, we all went, ‘Oh my God, this is it.’ She looks like a ray of sun and the queen of school.”
Well, if that’s what Styles was going for, he certainly succeeded. Every other celebrity in attendance seemed to be crushing on him, which is why we crowned him the unofficial king of the evening. Just like Cher, he’s Mr. Popularity.