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24 TV Shows That Need To Become Clothing Lines Immediately

The costume designer of Girls might collaborate on clothing lines — even though sometimes her work is all about "finding [Lena Dunham] just the right pair of gross underwear." Girls is great in many ways, but what about the fashion on all these other TV shows going unnoticed but wildly relevant today? Everyone wants to turn televised nonsense into clothing lines now (Snooki sunglasses exist) so they may as well reach back to shows that are at least ironically cool now.

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Every hipster with a passion for ironic colored animal print owes Will Smith an Instagram of a thank-you note at the very least. What he and his castmates did for modern ironic dressing has got to be one of the most valuable, marketable aesthetics in the entire history of television at this point.


In fact, girls would pay $220 for all the outfits the guys wore on that show too. Slater's western-style belts and Skeeter's high-waisted pants are just the kind of "I try" clothes fashionable people love.

3. Seinfeld

Just two years ago the New York Times credited Elaine Benes with pioneering the coolest fashion trends of the season: "'Seinfeld' was decidedly anti-fashion. But now, if you happen upon an old episode, Elaine just looks cool — and of-the-moment," the paper declared. (Translation: if you were anyone at nightclub on a weeknight in downtown New York in August of 2010, you were dressing like Elaine Benes.) Opening Ceremony would totally stock an ironic Elaine line now.


10. Lost

Looking wet/disheveled/greasy is big business. Think of the lengths we go to to get beachy hair, dewy skin, and tans. There is certainly a beauty line in this show to go with a clingy tank top line.


14. The Wonder Years

A preppy clothing line like Ben Sherman could have totally cashed in on the classic American, slightly nerdy looks that Kevin, Winnie, and Paul wore. There's something endearing about looking like your mom still picks out your clothes at Sears.

15. Blossom

Blossom was always too goofy to look like she was trying too hard, even though her kooky grandma outfits looked laboriously complicated. Artsy teenage girls without a musty attic to raid would have begged for some of the crazy vests and hats she wore on this show.

The Fly Girls line would have used up much of the world's supply of crushed velvet. (Disappointingly, J. Lo has not incorporated it in any significant way into her modern stage jumpsuits.)

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