When major Hollywood studios passed on a coming of age tale with a blonde Beverley Hills shopaholic at its centre, they could have never predicted the cultural zeitgeist Clueless would become. Since it’s debut in 1995, the cult classic has made a permanent mark on pop-culture; can you ever imagine a world without the film’s iconic make-over montage or the fashion moments that still resonate today? Ugh, as if!
It was Paramount Pictures that saw the potential of Amy Heckling’s script; a modern, sugar-coated take on Shakespeare’s Emma. Fresh-faced Alicia Silverstone nabbed the leading role as sartorially inclined matchmaker Cher Horowitz, leaving behind her former role as three-time Aerosmith video girl for an unshakeable cinematic legacy with decidedly more plaid.
The result was a highly-quotable, seriously stylish romantic comedy, often hailed the greatest teen movie of all time. But behind the film’s wit, well-crafted characters, and pitch-perfect costume design was a cast full of stars.
Not only was there room for Silverstone, the late Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison and Breckin Meyer but some incredible performances from Stacey Dash as ‘Dionne Marie Davenport’ and Elisa Donovan as ‘Amber’ to compliment a magnetic ensemble.
No better way to see the starry potential of the group of relative youngsters than through these candid shots of the cast through the instant medium of Polaroid. The sparkling personalities of the actors in the shots and the characters they’re portraying shine through these instantaneous images.