It's been 24 years since the world was first introduced to Alicia Silverstone as the spoiled-but-loveable character, Cher Horowitz, in the '90s teen flick, Clueless. And if there's one thing the Beverly Hills diva taught us, it was how to organize a closet. You may recall Cher's high-tech wardrobe from the film, in which she gets dressed for school using a computer monitor to visualize her signature look—a yellow-and-black plaid blazer and matching miniskirt—while a clothing rack revolves to reveal exactly what she needs. With a Clueless musical already wrapped and a TV series on the way, '90s nostalgia is still in full swing. So the experts at Modsy, a 3D interior design company, decided it was high time to revisit Cher's iconic closet and dressing area and create a mockup of how they'd be furnished today. Step inside Cher's chic, reimagined closet, and grab some of these modern-day pieces for yourself. Bonus: If it's '90s fashion you're after, we're suggesting a few pieces inspired by Cher's Clueless wardrobe, too.
Cher's Closet, Circa 1995
Cher was seriously ahead of her time with her virtual closet technology. But would she still trust a clunky old computer monitor for fashion advice? As if. According to Alessandra Wood, Modsy's vice president of style, Cher's modern-day "smart" closet would include, at the very least, a built-in iPad to help view and sort her crazy mess of clothing, as well as modern furnishings, bold wallpaper, and an impressive vanity. Look closely: You'll also spot a few homages to the original Clueless, such as a "Sonny & Cher" poster and a photo of Cher's ex-stepbrother-turned-boyfriend, Josh Lucas (aka Paul Rudd).
Cher's Dressing Area, Reimagined
"We thought she might replace her zebra-print chair with a modern solid and we added a glamorous bench in a wasabi-green tone," says Wood. "Its rich, velvet upholstery and slim metallic legs are flashy touches that are perfect for Cher." Note her iconic yellow plaid outfit in the corner—one would be remiss not to include it. A statement-making vanity table and golden sunburst mirror are contemporary must-haves befitting an über-stylish co-ed with Champagne taste.
Although this swank bench no longer comes in wasabi-green, an identical version in mineral gray is just as fabulous.
Solid-Green Side Chair
A dining chair can easily pinch-hit as occasional seating; this high-backed version, in forest green with brass accents, is a slightly more modern take on the movie's original zebra-printed slipper chair.
Modern Floor Lamp
There don't appear to be many lighting options in Cher's first dressing area, so Modsy added a minimalist floor lamp to illuminate hypothetical makeup sessions.
Homework and makeup applications have never looked so stylish. We can see Cher perched atop a matching stool and waxing philosophical with her bestie, Dionne Davenport (Stacey Dash).
Reflections of 1995
"Cher would be totally into today's bold, classic mirrors," says Wood. An ornate, antique-looking piece leans against the wall and is similar to ones seen in classic Parisian apartments. "The Fornasetti wallpaper is a whimsical touch that's reminiscent of Cher’s daydream-driven personality," she adds. Modsy even tucked a pair of Cher's beloved Mary Janes into the newfangled shoe storage cupboards.
Ornate Floor Mirror
Even then, Cher's stylishness was way beyond her time. We can see her trying on a hundred of her designer outfits—in various combinations—in front of this French girl-chic floor mirror.
Cher is a typical high-schooler who enjoys sitting on the floor; Modsy makes it comfortable with a fuzzy sheepskin rug.
The large gusts of wind in this statement-making wallpaper are evocative of Cher's bold, extroverted personality.
Shop Cher's '90s Style
"Do you prefer fashion victim or ensembly-challenged?" Cher Horowitz certainly made no mistakes when it came to her fashion choices; they're undoubtedly en vogue, even now. Take a gander at some of her classic staples, reinterpreted in present-day looks, and cop them all for yourself.
Channel Coco Chanel's iconic knit sets with this matching blazer-and-skirt in a lemony bouclé-tweed—if you ask us, this is the more adult version of Cher's yellow getup from 1995.
This Is An Alaïa
When Cher was mugged at gunpoint, at first she refused to lie down on the ground in her red Alaïa dress. This one's red, too, but it's a skater-style knit with just enough flounce to keep it easy-breezy as opposed to fancy-schmancy.
LWD (Little White Dress)
Remember the scene when Cher's dad, Mel (Dan Hedaya), told her to put something else on over her skimpy white Calvin Klein minidress? Although it was re-issued by the brand back in 2010, it has (unsurprisingly) since sold out. Here's a similar version that should work nicely under your clear trenchcoat.
Resurrect Cher's go-to '90s look (and the 2017 trend) of wearing opaque knee socks with everything, which is particularly smart in cooler weather. Experiment with other colors and put these babies into heavy fall/winter rotation, in place of a pair of "been-there" tights.
Cher's white T-strap pumps were great, but now seem a bit dated. Instead, opt for something more on-trend, like these black, kitten heel patent-leather Mary Janes.
In 2018, berets, too, made a comeback—led, of course, by Chanel. But lest you think the humble beret hasn't much more time left for this world, here's one you can wear (askew, like Cher) while playing matchmaker (or some such).