Clueless is officially 25 years old. Though it’s hard to process that milestone, the cult favorite has adapted with each passing year, finding its way onto streaming sites and into social media conversations and countless homages, from celeb Halloween costumes to the recent Baby-Sitters Club reboot. Now available on Netflix, Clueless—starring Alicia Silverstone and quotable one-liners like “I’m totally buggin’!” and “As if!”—has reached legend status, immortalizing Cher, Dionne (Stacey Dash), and the kids of Beverly Hills in the annals of film iconography.
Two and a half decades later, the fashion still reigns supreme. Polish costume designer Mona May is the mastermind behind Cher’s red Alaïa dress, plaid suits, and 60 (!!) costume changes. “So many of the outfits are still so wearable,” May tells ELLE.com over the phone. “You could go to Saks and Neiman and it’s all still there.”
What’s more impressive is May’s influence on TikTok. Scroll through the video-sharing app and you’ll find Gen Z dancing and lip-syncing in sheer tops, A-line skirts, and plaid prints, unknowingly emulating the style May created on the set of Clueless 25 years ago.