Designer Christian Siriano accidentally paid homage to the actress's most famous film character

By Emily Kirkpatrick
Updated December 18, 2019 11:56 PM
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If you’ve payed any attention to fashion at all over the past year or so, it should be abundantly clear that the biggest trend right now is all things ’90s, all the time. And there’s no woman who more epitomized that era’s style with her penchant for fuzzy pens, sky-high platforms and next level luxe accessories than Alicia Silverstone as the character Cher in
Clueless
. On Monday night at the CFDA Awards the actress revived her much-beloved alter ego, wearing a suspiciously similar red dress.

Silverstone attended the ceremony as the date of Christian Siriano, along with actress Selma Blair, wearing a custom creation from the designer featuring braided straps, a flowing skirt and a thigh-high slit. In regard to his double dates for the evening, Siriano enthused, “I love dressing them, They’re just great people. And that’s what you have to have tonight, dates that you love.”

When asked if she follows any fashion rules when it comes to dressing, while there’s no hard and fast guidelines to what she will and won’t wear, Silverstone admitted, “I haven’t worn red in a long time, but red’s fun because it was so iconic with Clueless. I don’t think I’ve worn a red dress since then.” And you know exactly what dress she’s talking about:

But it’s not just the color that her CFDA dress has in common with the iconic Alaïa (say it with us now: “an a-what-a?”) she wore in the film; both dresses also have a shiny element and were paired with a matching red lip.

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When asked if the similarity between the two looks was intentional, Siriano confessed, “No, but that’s really good.” Now if only Alicia could swap out that glittery minaudière for a fabulous feathered jacket, it would be perfect.

What do you think of Silverstone’s Clueless moment?

–Emily Kirkpatrick, reporting by Jeffrey Slonim