Vogue: Buffy Fashion 25 Years Later

25 Years Later, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is Still in Fashion

If you’ve never watched the entire masterful series of Buff the Vampire Slayer, which turns 25 today, you’re seriously missing out. Not only do we have Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) kicking some serious vampire butt, but the high school teenager – who’s mysteriously gifted with superhuman strength to fight the undead – does so in style. She’ll drive stakes through the hearts of her fanged enemies while wearing badass leather pants, sleek camis, and butt-kicking angle boots. As each of the seven seasons progress, Buffy’s heroic fashion only gets better, thanks t costume designer Cynthia Bergstrom. More than two decades later, we still see outfits that feel totally Buffy, both on the runaways and street style stars.

This past fashion month, there were several style moments that served up major Buffy Summers energy. As a prolific wearer of black leather trousers and jackets, there were plenty of edgy pieces on the runway that would fit right on with Buffy’s rocker-chic wardrobe – prime examples being Chloé‘s moto jackets (a Buffy signature), Blumarine‘s leather minis, and Givenchy‘s babydoll dresses, paired with skin-tight leather pant-boots.

Left: Buffy Summers/Right: Julia Fox Photos Everett Collection/Getty Imges

We saw shades of Buffy off of the catwalks, too. Tons of street style stars during during fashion month looked like they could be students at Sunnydale High School (the setting for the show). Take Julia Fox, who has been wearing head-to-toe leather looks all month long – one of our favorite ensembles was at the Versace show, when she showed up in a strappy look with a PVC mini skirt and crop top. It just screams vampire slayer, although it’s admittedly racier than what Gellar wore on the show. In a leather Balenciaga racing jacket and pant-boots Kim Kardashian also looked like Buffy, if the heroine had an unlimited allowance.

Photo: Courtesy of Everett Collection

But it hasn’t been all about tough leathers. For as much as Buffy is a fighter, she’s also sweet and has a big heart. As such, she’s had more lighthearted, feminine fashion moments too. When she isn’t slaying vampires, she’s busy attending her high school dances or shopping at the mall like a regular teen. On the show, we saw her wear slinky slip dresses or sequined tanks. That early-aughts aesthetic couldn’t be more in fashion right now, thanks to labels like Blumarine, Versace, and Miu Miu revitalizing the look. While scrolling through Anna Sui’s fall 2022 collection, I could instantly imagine Buffy heading to class in Sui’s floral slip dress, complete with a cropped pink jacket with faux fur trim. (Buffy’s a major coat girl.) Although it’s doubtful that all of these designers have Buffy pinned onto their seasonal mood boards, one can’t deny that Buffy’s fashion tastes continue to persist and still feel fresh. That. or everyone’s secret Buffy fanatics. Same!

Left: Buffy Summers/Right: Blumarine spring 2022 Photos: Everett Collection/Gorunway.com

Original article at Vogue.

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