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Netflix’s Do Revenge — starring Camila Mendes as Drea Torres and Maya Hawke as Eleanor Levetan — has all the makings of a classic teen revenge movie, but it just gets better. The dark comedy, poppy revenge, and even the redeemable mean girls are given a modern twist, and the costumes follow suit.
“It was about finding the balance of having a 2022 look while still referencing or being influenced by the ’90s era.”
Created by costume designer Alana Morshead, the Do Revenge outfits pay homage to popular films of the ’90s and early 2000s, such as Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You. They also feel true to the style of today’s high schoolers and teenagers. “I loved that it was a new and fresh take on those teen movies, but still felt very reminiscent of the ones we loved in the ’90s,” Morshead tells POPSUGAR. “What’s great about fashion is that you can wear anything and make it your own. It was about finding the balance of having a 2022 look while still referencing or being influenced by the ’90s era – not copying exactly what we saw 20 years ago.”
For Queen Bee Drea, Morshead had several images on her Pinterest board: scenes of Courtney Shayne (Rose McGowan) in Jawbreaker and the iconic supermodels in George Michael’s music video Freedom! ’90”, such as Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford. With input from Mendes, who Morshead says “would actually be a pretty amazing fashion designer if she ever wanted to do it,” Drea’s style mimics the ultimate ’90s runway supermodel. As for Eleanor, although Drea gave her a makeover, Morshead wanted to give her her own sense of style. Eleanor’s fashion references Twiggy and a young Goldie Hawn and is more modern, with playful prints and warmer colors.
At Rosehill Country Day, Morshead put himself in the shoes of the wealthy students who may own designer clothes but are also the trendsetters in their class. The costume designer scoured Instagram for unique designs and scoured the internet for economical finds. She says it’s important to her to highlight small businesses and make outfits accessible to viewers. “When the film came out, I wanted people to watch [the designers] and discover new brands.” She ended up playing 10 to 15 small fashion companies in the film, including Stickybaby, Chungawawa and The Mighty Company.
In advance, learn more style notes and tips from Morshead himself on how to dress like the Do Revenge characters, and shop for similar and exact items from the film.