Believe it or not, it’s been 30 years — an entire generation — since GUESS’ original, three-zip Marilyn jean put their mark on fashion forever. To celebrate, the brand is going back to its roots with a new campaign featuring the star of its classic ads, Claudia Schiffer, and releasing a limited-edition line of updates on their iconic pieces. To join in the festivities, we snapped 30 of our favorite fashionable friends wearing the vintage-inspired 30th anniversary collection and asked them what GUESS means to them. Thirty women, 30 days, 30 sexy years of GUESS.
For more about the collection and GUESS’ 30th birthday, go to www.GUESS1981.com.
Name: Talia Fabrizio
Ten-second bio: "With two elegant and stylish Italian parents — and I mean stylish as in a leather-pants-and-stiletto-shoes-wearing mother and a custom-made-Italian-suit-wearing father — there was no doubt I’d follow in their style steps. I was already dressing up in my mother’s clothes at age three, then I tried to start my own fashion magazine at 10, did a modeling stint during college, and wound up working New York Fashion Week and taking fashion safaris to Europe’s trendiest cities. It was only natural that my journalism/marketing degree lead me to start a style blog."
Favorite ‘80s memory: "Being born? Well, besides that, it would be the first time I went on an airplane. My parents, who were quite up on the trends themselves, made sure that I was just as dapper even at the age of four. I had on a little blue dress with folded-over lace socks and white buckled shoes, and I carried my doll, Allison, who was equally as stylish in my hand-me-downs and a hot-pink scrunchie that held her hair in a sideways ponytail."
Favorite GUESS memory: "Ooh, that’s a toughie! I was so young during the ‘80s. But I did receive a GUESS stationary notebook in the '90s when I started my GUESS obsession. It was so chic and every few pages there were black-and-white GUESS campaign photos. It was so darn pretty that I never wrote in the notebook so as not to ruin it. To this day, not one drop of ink has hit those pages."
Favorite returning ‘80s fashion trend: "Neon, neon, and more neon."
Beverly Sophie Gingham, $98, available at Guess.
Photographed by Michael Flores