Source: okayplayer • 5/17/23
“WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT THE INNOVATIVE FASHION OF MISSY ELLIOTT AND AALIYAH?
Think about it. How much would the culture have been robbed if Missy Elliott (with some help from legendary hip-hop stylist June Ambrose) didn’t decide to fashion a black garbage bag into an iconic blow-up suit? If Kim hadn’t drenched herself in monochromatic, wig-to-shoe colorfulness in the “Crush on You” video? If Aaliyah never elevated the trend of pairing teeny tiny tops, super baggy jeans, and a peek of boxer shorts beneath, to become a Tommy Hilfiger model and inspire a style that multiple generations of Black girls have borrowed and recreated?”