'80s Fashion Fix | Ladies in Red

This article was supposed to be just a short piece with a few Dolly Magazine editorials, and a couple of standout red-wearers. But I fell down a red fashion rabbit hole & I'm seriously stoked with what I found! If there's anything to take away from this post it's that the '80s loved red, and red loved the '80s!

ARE YOU REaDy?   <---truly shameful pun attempt. I do apologise. Cue the mood music!

MAGAZINE COVERS

Magazine covers were red hot. Brooke Shields & Cindy Crawford were particularly keen for the red treatment.


CHANEL ADVERTS

Chanel Boutique took a big bottle of red dye to their '80s power suit designs.


SASSY LADIES IN RED

Cyndi Lauper (1983), The Woman In Red (1984), Happy Holiday Barbie (1988), Brooke Shields (1981), Jessica Rabbit (1988) & Princess Diana (1983).


Dolly Magazine (Australia) | July 1989


Dolly Magazine (Australia) | June 1984


Dolly Magazine (Australia) | November 1984


Dolly Magazine (Australia) | December 1985


FASHION EDITORIALS | CREDITS


Dolly Magazine (Australia) July 1989

Cover: Tess | Photography: Steven Miller | Makeup: Annabel Bartoni | Hair: Paul Guttenbeil

Scarlet Woman: Anneliese Seubert | Photography: Warwick Orme | Hair & Makeup: Steven Price


Dolly Magazine (Australia) June 1984

Cover: Nikki Smith | Photography: Graham Shearer | Stylist: Patricia Merk | Hair & Makeup: Richard Keogh

REaDy To Wear: Models Unknown | Photography: Graham Shearer | Makeup: Phillipe | Hair: Bernard Casey


Dolly Magazine (Australia) November 1984

Cover: Annette | Photography: Graham Shearer | Hair & Makeup: Richard Keogh

Reds: Model Unknown | Photography: Graham Shearer | Hair & Makeup: Richard Keogh

Dolly Magazine (Australia) December 1985

Cover: Sarah Gallagher | Photography: Grant Matthews | Hair: Tony Guthrie | Makeup: Smilka

Some Like It Hot: Model Unknown | Photography: Graham Shearer