As Chicagoans and as lovers of all things 80s, we’re especially saddened by the news of John Hughes’ death.
Even though I was in high school twenty years after the Brat Pack movies were filmed, they really do capture what it’s like to grow up in the suburbs. Everyone I know wanted to recreate Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on senior ditch day (for the record, we did cruise down Lake Shore Drive a la Bueller, but it was in a Mercury Sable).
And where is the French restaurant in the movie located? If anyone knows, leave a comment.
While fashion technically took a backseat to teenage drama in the movies, today all of the clothing stands out just because it’s so quintesentially 80s. Let Avant Gaudy give you an Claire Standish-style makeover as we recreate classic Brat Pack looks. Click the items to check them out at our online boutique.
Ferris Bueller – “White t-shirt, sweater vest, devastatingly handsome”
Avant Gaudy’s (below) may not be leopard print, but we hope you’ll forgive us.
Be Pretty in Pink in an avant-garde, Andie Walsh style blouse
Channel Wendy (the good little rich girl) or Jules (“It ain’t a party till something gets broken”) from St. Elmo’s Fire
Did I miss any? Discuss your favorite Brat Pack looks in the comments.