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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Fran Drescher's Velvet Argyle Todd Oldham Set

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Fran Drescher made a brief but notable appearance at the Ami show during Paris Fashion Week Men’s (where was her invite to couture?!), which gives me a good of an excuse as any to revisit her sartorial archive, something I like to do on a periodic basis. (The flashy girl from Flushing was an important figure in my fashion awakening, one of the first people that lit that spark in me to be curious about clothes as I watched “The Nanny” with my grandmother.) And you can’t talk about her style without talking about Todd Oldham, who often dressed the actor on- and off-screen in his playful, colorful, fresh-off-the-runway pieces — like the argyle-printed yellow velvet blouse and maxi skirt from his seminal Fall 1994 collection

A few months after the line debuted, Drescher wore the high-waisted, floor-length mermaid skirt to the 5th annual Fire and Ice Ball benefitting the Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center in L.A. On the runway, it was styled with a velvet button-down, knotted in the front to create a cropped look — except she had Oldham swap the thick colorblocked tie-dye stripe pattern for the same plaid on the skirt. (JT from City Girls actually wore an argyle dress from the same collection last year.) She swooped her loose hair to the side, and matched her deep red lip to the print. You don’t need to add anything more to make this look a winner.

Shop modern takes on argyle, below.

Christopher John Rogers Halftone Harlequin Bias Maxi Skirt, $825, available here (sizes 2-14)

Ganni Embroidered Argyle Wool-Blend Tank, $295, available here (sizes XXS-XL)

Burberry Argyle Intarsia-Knit Midi Skirt, $1,350, available here (sizes XS-L)

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