References to the epic 90s show, My So-Called Life have been popping up everywhere lately. A pair of patchwork printed cut-off shorts labeled #RayanneGraff, had me digging back into the show’s archives to get some style candy.
My So-Called Life had no shortage of style inspiration in it’s heyday and clearly, with the 90s resurgence in modern fashion the legacy lives on. Rayanne Graff (played by A.J Langer) was the rebellious best friend of Angela Chase (Claire Danes) and had a wild, eclectic style that reminds me somewhat of the Montreal-based musician, Grimes.
Whether or not Grimes is channeling Rayanne Graff, My So-Called Life‘s cult status grows stronger with the continuation of 1990s trending. Despite critical acclaim MSCL only ran for one season because Danes didn’t want to be involved with the second season, letting down a lot of fans. I cringe at the thought of a modern day remake of the show, I just can’t picture another Angela, Rayanne or Rickie. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if the show was recast and remade, the style of the original cast is definitely referenced through contemporary style icons, grunge resurgence and 90s nostalgia.