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How to Channel Parker Posey’s “Party Girl” in 2016


In 1995’s Party Girl, Parker Posey played Mary, the queen of the downtown demimonde, a social butterfly known as much for her banter as for a colorful wardrobe that at one point included a “diva velvet glam section.” Mary mixed everything from then au courant labels like Todd Oldham to vintage (sometimes stolen) Chanel jackets with wild abandon, a high-low hodgepodge that feels very 2016. Here, 10 key pieces you can use to channel the cult classic.

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Winona might have been the quintessential It girl, but Parker Posey’s Mary in Party Girl was the dreamboat socialite of the downtown, a precursor, in style and personality, to all the party girls who followed, from Chloe Sevigny to Paris Hilton. Photo courtesy the Everett Collection.

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Altuzarra leopard print blazer, $2,335, matchesfashion.com.

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Chloe bag, $3,700, netaporter.com.

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Cameos, $350, doyledoyle.com.

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DSquared2 red leather gloves, $317, yoox.com.

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Givenchy corset top $3,900, netaporter.com.

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Merchant Archive blouse, $900, netaporter.com.

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MM6 sequin shorts, $485, farfetch.com.

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Sonia Rykiel sweater, $400, matchesfashion.com.

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Tory Burch red suede shorts, $395, farfetch.com.

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Wolford socks, $28, wolford.com.