90s Style Icons Part 5: Sofia Coppola


One of the less celebrated but no less deserving of my 90s style icons, is Sofia Coppola. First making a name for herself as Mary Corleone in her father’s The Godfather 3, the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola and cousin of Nicholas Cage and Jason Schwartzman has nevertheless done justice to the legacy of her Hollywood lineage by becoming a seminal director in her own right.



The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette may be indie favourites which she says were made for her friends rather than commercial success, but they’re no less revered by film connoisseurs. That indie sensibility of course extends to Sofia’s other tastes, and back in the 90s she was part of the cool crowd of next-big-things and fashion darlings alike. Having started out in modelling and fashion design, Sofia was bound to know a thing or two about how to dress herself. Take a look at some of her best looks…


Ah, the must-have requirement of a 90s style icon; the satin slip dress. And what else do we spy there; backless slip-ons? Killing. It.


Loving the athleisure vibe of this easy contrast-sleeve round-neck shift dress – also hoping and presuming that the oversized bucket bag belongs to her and is being carried by her minder.


Leopard-print satin waistcoat, ankle-grazing trousers and velvet flats with choker – I die!


Such a pretty-casual combo of knitted crop top, silver slip dress and sheer shimmery tights


Fur and suede jacket of dreams


It says a lot that Sofia is accompanied by a incredible long-haired hippie by the name of Daniel Day-Lewis and yet I’m still admiring her outfit. That suede Western jacket, knee-length biker boots and legs-for-days-flaunting hem length are too good for words.


This black mini slip dress, square-toe Mary-Janes and fur-trimmed cardigan are the stuff of date night dreams.

Never mind the fact that she has yet another of the biggest heartthrobs of the moment on her arm; those red loafers, cigarette pants and velvet jacket are the dream.

Oversized tee and Adidas Gazelles; still fresher than ever today


An early purveyor of the Free the Nipple movement?

Palling about with Kate, as is any credible 90s celeb’s wont


It wasn’t just her supermodel friends who got to be on the cover of Vogue…


Just casually wearing gingham and peep-toe kitten-heels on the red carpet for her first film premiere…


All hail Sofia - we all wish we could have just an umpteenth of your coolness.



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