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