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The 1990's was a pretty bizarre decade all things considered, and gave birth to some ridiculous (but beloved) trends. And there are few movies that are as iconic in 90's culture than the valley girl comedy Clueless. Starring Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy, Clueless has remained in the lexicon of pop culture for the past 20+ years. We can quote the dialogue, we love the iconic costumes, and rapper Iggy Azelia even did a spin on the film with her debut single "Fancy". And now Silverstone, aka our homegirl Cher Horowitz, has revealed her biggest regret about her most popular film role: not keeping the clothes.
As if! I guess Amber doesn't have to go through Cher's closet anymore, because all the iconic skirt suits and Alaia dresses are gone. I'm sure she feels impotent and out of control, which she really hates.
Now that I'm done quoting Clueless (mostly), let's actually talk about Alicia Silverstone's comment. In a way, I can't fault her for getting rid of Cher's iconic looks. She could obviously never wear these out in public and take herself seriously, so I'm sure it was just taking up space in her closet. And as she got older, I'm sure the mother/actress/activist has better things to do than tend to Cher Horowitz's wardrobe.
Then again, Alicia Silverstone could have gotten rid of the pieces in a more constructive matter. There are plenty of museums and exhibits which curate former film costumes, and Cher's looks were so iconic that they likely could have been included in quite a few of them. This move would have allowed the costumes to live on, while also giving Silverstone some room in her closet. Alternatively, they could have been sold for charity. But I guess hindsight is 20/20.
Clueless will likely remain Alicia Silverstone's career defining moment. She played the ditzy but sweet Cher with such perfection that it's hard to imagine anyone else in the role. In her monologue about Haitians in America, Silverstone actually pronounced the word incorrectly, making for an accidental stroke of comedic brilliance and layer to the scene. What a Betty, right?