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Dazzling 'Evolution Of The Eighties' Fashions On Display At Jorgensen

Dazzling 'Evolution Of The Eighties' Fashions On Display At Jorgensen

In the world of fashion, the '80s was an era of excess: bright and shiny fabrics, wild patterns, gaudy sweaters, big neck bows, bigger shoulder pads and even bigger hair. Women took cues from Joan Collins of TV's "Dynasty," men took theirs from Don Johnson of "Miami Vice" and everybody wanted to look like the singers on that then-new channel MTV.

"This was the last explosion of American fashion, when people wanted to wear the weird stuff," said Laura Crow. "It was the last time of theatricality, of clothing as street theater. It was the last period when men had long hair."

Crow is a stage costume designer and a professor of costume...

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