24 Images

Fashion redux: The ‘80s are seen on the fall 2009 runway shows

During the fall 2009 fashion shows, we got a glimpse of fashion forward as well as a bit of deja vu. Trends from the 1980s and early ‘90s have popped up on the runway again. Here’s a look at our fashion photos from years past and how they compare to what’s in store for autumn and winter.

Pictured: Erin and Lisa Aquayo at Antenna, where they shopped in 1989. (File photo)
“Roberto Cavalli seemed to have ‘80s-era biker bars and heavy-metal hair bands in mind when he designed his forgettable collection of leather leggings, zippered and studded suede miniskirts and fur-trimmed motorcycle jackets, with a few sheer gowns worn over leotards thrown in for good measure,” Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore wrote of the designer’s fall 2009 Milan Fashion Week presentation(Giulio di Mauro / EPA)
Patricia Kennedy, a sister of JFK, wore a black velvet Emanuel Unagro gown to the Joffrey Ballet opening in 1987. (Aurelio Jose Barrera)
Velvet with a dash of trim showed up at Emporio Armani’s runway show at the fall 2009 Milan Fashion Week. Read more about this collection(Giulio di Mauro / EPA)
A pink lamé draped dress from Emanuel Ungaro’s 1988-89 fall-winter ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris included surface texture and a bare shoulder. (Hyunguron Kang)
Dolce & Gabbana also were thinking pink frills and surface texture at their runway show during the fall 2009 Milan Fashion Week. Read more about this show. (Matteo Bazzi / EPA)
French fashion house Balmain also went for ‘80s sparkle with a bare shoulder and lots of texture at its fall 2009 Paris Fashion Week show. (EPA)
This outfit from Angel Estrada’s Spring 1989 collection was body conscious with a bit of surface texture. (File photo)
Power red: Moschino adds dimension during the fall 2009 Milan Fashion Week. The invitation even included a Rubik’s Cube. Read about Moschino’s men’s show. (Giulio di Mauro / EPA)
In 1987, Louis Dell’ Olio for Anne Klein barred a bit of belly with these high-waist baggy pants. (File photo)
Marc Jacobs, as well as some others, showed pegged pants -- high-waisted but with a bit more taper -- on the fall 2009 New York Fashion Week runways. Read more about the Marc Jacobs runway show. (Jonas Gustavsson & Peter Stigter / For The Times)
In 1988, Calvin Klein displayed a shaped, houndstooth suit that fell below the knee. (Stephen Shadley)
Zac Posen shows a similar take on this look at the fall 2009 New York Fashion Week. (Jason Szenes / EPA)
Unreal: Sonia Rkiel’s three-quarter-length faux leopard coat cost $1,045 in 1989. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Oscar de la Renta‘s leopard-print coat was shown at the fall 2009 New York Fashion Week. Read more about this show. (Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press)
Lace -- and fishnets like these mesh summer gloves by LaCrasia Duchine from 1984 -- were once all the rage. (Tony Barnard / Los Angeles Times)
More gloves and more lace -- albeit separated this time -- at Zac Posen’s fall 2009 New York Fashion Week show. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for IMG)
In 1988, big was in, as evidenced by the giant bow on this single-sleeve Victor Costa evening gown. (Lacy Atkins / Los Angeles Times)
Oscar de la Renta‘s fall 2009 New York Fashion Week show also took a bow ... (Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press)
... while this dress from Michael Kors’ fall 2009 New York Fashion Week show kept to one sleeve. Read more about this runway show. (Kristian Dowling / Getty Images for IMG)
The 1989 power suit: Giorgio Armani‘s understated yet authoritative boss’ attire. (Richard Litt)
Aquilano e Rimondi goes for jackets with padded shoulders at the fall 2009 Paris Fashion Week. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images)
A 1987 Christian Lacroix dress with a full skirt and velvet bodice. (File photo)
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton was one of many showcasing the puffy short skirts and shoulders of fashions past at this season’s fashion weeks. (Francois Guillot / AFP/Getty Images)