Written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch, the 1986 movie ‘Pretty in Pink’ continues to be a classic. The film follows the story of Andie (Molly Ringwald), who grows up on the poor side of town. She has a crush on the rich kid Blane (Andrew McCarthy), and Andie must choose between him and her childhood friend Duckie (John Cryer).
Through it all, the film features a view of 1980’s teen fashion with a cool New Wave soundtrack. One of the most iconic style moments from the film comes courtesy of a prom scene where Andie shows up in a pink dress she made herself. So what was the story behind the iconic look? Costume designer Marilyn Vance sewed two dresses together to make the polka dot embellished piece. For more casual style, Andie embraced oversized proportions and playful accessories such brooches, earrings and hats. Discover more 1980’s fashion from ‘Pretty in Pink’ below.