Most often, the fashions on our favorite TV shows mirrored the day’s developments when these shows were either filmed or scheduled to take place. So it’s a stretch to tell that any TV show has created a fashion trend, but what we’re prepared to tell is that they’ve had a heck of an effect on how commonly certain designs have been adopted.
Can you imagine a world where colorful suspenders are popularly given without the rainbows of Mork? How many women expected a blue beret before she was handed to the heavens by Mary Richards? Here we take a look back at some of the greatest fashion developments that were driving TV stars. These displays range from the coonskin cap of Davy Crockett in the 1950s to the designer shoes of Carrie Bradshaw in the early 2000s.
1. MARY RICHARDS’ BLUE KNIT BERET ON ‘THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW’
There are far too many fashions to be tracked from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but when Mary Richards tossed her beret in the opening sequences, that has become one of the most iconic pieces of fashion forever. You have an indomitable power pushing beret revenues for a century when you pair Mary’s hat with what Bonnie & Clyde did for the beret three years before.
2. MORK’S SUSPENDERS FROM ‘MORK & MINDY’
A common product back in the 1970s was the rainbow suspenders that Robin Williams ‘ personality Mork carries on Mork & Mindy, but particularly after Mork & Mindy became the fifth most-watched series in 1978. They were the trademark of Mork, and many individuals reproduced his style, adding buttons to their suspenders to demonstrate their characters and to show even more how motivated they were by the favorite vigorous Orkan of all. Remember the pins that you placed on your pair?
3. GOLDIE HAWN’S MINISKIRTS ON ‘ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN’
There are three critical drivers behind the huge popularity of the miniskirt. First, in movies like Forbidden Planet, science fiction films of the 1950s welcomed the miniskirt as a distinctive look. The second is the initial developer to commercially present the skirt in 1964, Mary Quant, and Twiggy, the supermodel that showed them off. And third is Goldie Hawn, whose brief skirts and Pakistani clothes on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In drove the trend everywhere through TV screens and transformed the miniskirt into mass appeal.
4. DAVY CROCKETT’S COONSKIN CAP FROM THE ‘DAVY CROCKETT’ MINI-SERIES
We’ve picked this one up before, but we’d be remiss not to mention how every kid in the U.S. invited after the Davy Crockett mini-series premiered in 1954 to purchase a coonskin cap. Back then, the cap cost only about $3, and the supply was so big that fur traders had trouble supplying the pelts that created the hats authentic.
5. SONNY CROCKETT’S ARMANI JACKET AND T-SHIRT COMBO FROM ‘MIAMI VICE’
On Miami Vice, you can thank Don Johnson’s protagonist Sonny Crockett for the continued popularity of men’s fashion pastel shirts. The black blazer Johnson was wearing brightly colored T-shirts back in the 1980s, causing a stir and motivating an influx of Italian models to enter the heart of American male fashion for good. It went so nuts that in its shops, Macy’s even launched a whole segment of Miami Vice clothing. When individuals now believe of the 1980s, Miami Vice developments are likely dominant that instantly come to mind.
6. PUNKY BREWSTER’S ROLLED-UP PANT LEG FROM ‘PUNKY BREWSTER’
Some LL Cool J credit for beginning the hip-hop trend of rolling up a pants arm, quoting his 1995 “Hey Lover” music clip. We’re not stating that LL Cool J is a Punky Brewster supporter, but the series started more than 10 years earlier in 1984. Children copped the image of Punky everywhere, attempting to find originality for size. Perhaps the lyric of the LL Cool J, “I was watching you from afar,” is really about the trendy foster child of the 80s?
7. MURPHY BROWN’S WHITE TURTLENECK FROM ‘MURPHY BROWN’
Although Steve Jobs ‘ turtleneck is probably the most popular, there are two actors we speak of when we reflect on this specific style: the advanced black model from the early 1950s by Audrey Hepburn and the memorable white turtleneck by Murphy Brown by Candice Bergen that inspired his return as fashionable and refined some 30 years later.
8. BLOSSOM RUSSO’S FLORAL HAT ON ‘BLOSSOM’
One of NBC’s most ‘ 90s shows ever was Blossom and the floral hats that the character Blossom of Mayim Bialik and her best friend Six (Jenna Von Oy) became absurdly popular in her five-season run. These caps are now fashion flops, but in the hearts of the 1990s they are always known as “Blossom capital letters.”