If T Magazine thinks that Valentino’s buttoned-up spring collection has “wiped out a decade of slut style,” it should take note of this: That midriff baring body-con mini Julia Roberts famously wore when she played a hooker named Vivian in Pretty Woman is back–and it’s a best seller.
Emma Watson, promoting her new film Bling Ring and/or her own post-Hermione, post-pixie sexuality, is currently pictured on the latest issue of British GQ donning the infamous look. And an-all black version by clothing brand Tripp NYC, completely sold out at mega-retailers Urban Outfitters, ASOS, and Nasty Gal. Meaning, people are actually buying it. IRL.
The dress has had intermittent publicity since its debut in 1990, being squeezed onto a sassy televised toddler in 2011, as well as by Roberts’s niece Emma for a tongue-in-cheek Halloween homage. But it seems like it is poised for a comeback in a major way.
Are you ready for it?