January 26, 2021

Zip, zip, hurray for the return of danger woman – fashion archive, August 1990

The Observer, 5 August 1990: Fetish is fun and whiplash-smart is the newest power style for the 1990s

Take two fashion pictures. In one photograph, a long-haired model, running across airport tarmac, wears a fitted plastic jacket and thigh-high boots. Her accessories? Black patent gauntlets, false eyelashes and an aggressive pout. In another, a blonde girl, moulded by a white and black zebra print rubber bustier dress, stands on a concrete bridge.

The first outfit costs £1,405, and is featured in the August issue of Vogue. The second costs £80 and is featured in Skin Two, the magazine that offers a mail-order service to those that can’t make it to London for their ‘rubber, wetlook and leather’.

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