Linda Evangelista in an ad for Jil Sander and sporting the classic ’90s stripe.
Like many trends from the ’90s, black and white is making a big play for fall, and you can shop vertical stripes, boxy silhouettes and wide leg pants here.
Black and white was the photography medium of the decade, and the trend was also reflected in fashion itself. Striking silhouettes, shoulder pads and vertical stripes rendered in black and white were the perfect styles to emphasize the models’ strong physiques.
Trend: ’90s Black and White In the ’90s, high-fashion photographers were as elite and as easily recognizable as the supermodels they shot. Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Steven Miesel were three of the greatest, and their work depicted the human body in its most god-like incarnations.
Models like Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Elaine Irwin were all the epitome of the 1990s ideal: tall, strong, sculpted glamazons that radiated power and perfection.