October 26, 1992 12:00 PM

Funky Divas, 23 To 27

THE LOOK: Motown meets the Left Bank.

THE MOOD: Sass with class.

FASHION PHILOSOPHY: Four heads are better than one.

The ’90s answer to the Supremes, this Grammy-nominated quartet, which is dressed by the likes of Thierry Mugler, is dedicated to the principle that it’s as important to hit the right note visually as vocally. Their name is no accident—it was chosen, says Voguer Maxine Jones, to signify “class and sophistication and style.” So far their four-part fashion harmony—each bold, body-hugging ensemble keyed to the musical mood—seems to be a big hit. “I think they are setting a whole new style for the way girl groups look,” says designer Betsey Johnson. Tom McKinley, costume designer for I’ll Fly Away, takes it even higher. “They look fabulous…like the four most beautiful women in the world.”

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