Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show

Oh, The Cosby Show. Why can’t all of life be like The Cosby Show? Intelligent, fun-loving parents. Siblings whose necks you want to wring, but you love like crazy. Impromptu dance parties in the living room. The Cosby’s Brooklyn Heights’ brownstone was no doubt the place at which you wanted to spend all your afternoons hanging out.

Shot for eight seasons through the mid ’80s and early ’90s, Bill Cosby’s namesake show followed the adventures of the Huxtable family. Cliff and Claire, a doctor and lawyer respectively, and their five children, brainy Sondra, fashionable Denise, athletic Theo, nosy Vanessa, and adorable Rudy.

The Cosby Show was groundbreaking sitcom for a number of reasons, and its style is something that continues to inspire today. Featuring a wide array of characters ranging in personality, The Cosby Show gave us a breadth of styles to admire — from Cliff’s storied sweaters, to Claire’s courtroom ensembles, to Denise’s going-out duds, to Rudy’s play wear. Top all of that off with the unique trend period of the ’80s and ’90s — and you’ve got some amazing inspirational ensembles to gaze upon!

Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show via The ModCloth Blog

Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show via The ModCloth Blog

Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show via The ModCloth Blog

Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show via The ModCloth Blog

Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show via The ModCloth Blog

Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show via The ModCloth Blog

Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show via The ModCloth Blog

What ’80s TV show has stuck with you for its unique style?

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About Sarah

Who would have thought the little girl in the oversized Goofy T-shirt would grow up to work in fashion? Definitely not young Sarah; she was too busy singing her heart out to Whitney Houston. Today, her eclectic fashion tastes lean toward purses large enough to stash her latest read, way too high of a heel, and the occasional vintage baseball tee.

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5 Responses to Fashion in Film: The Cosby Show

  1. Sarah 04/20/2013 at 12:18 pm #

    This made my day!

    x dotti dee

  2. Emma 04/21/2013 at 9:18 am #

    awesome! and does anyone remember “a different world,” the spinoff where Denise went to college? pretty sure the styles at Hillman could make for a post all their own :)

    -Emma from littlemotley.blogpsot.com

  3. Julia 04/22/2013 at 11:45 am #

    aw, thank you so much for this post!

  4. Kate 04/22/2013 at 7:52 pm #

    LOVE this! The Cosby Show and Family Ties are two of my favorite rainy day guilty pleasures. Speaking of fashion icons, how about Mallory Keaton??

  5. Michelle 08/06/2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Love the Cosby Show! Love this post! Love this entire website!! I cannot get enough of it :)) Thank you for making dress shopping so much fun!

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