For months now, I’ve had a bunch of images saved in a Google Doc dedicated to potential Pictorial odds and ends. It’s a pile of stock photos of women doing aerobics, circa the early 1990s. Every couple of weeks, I look at these photos, hoping inspiration will strike and I’ll figure out what to say about them. But I’m…
If, by chance, you seek an excuse to spend the rest of your Sunday evening watching Empire Records and The Craft back-to-back, know that your pal Rachel has got you. Robin Tunney (aka Debra and Sarah Bailey, respectively) turns 44 today. Why wouldn’t we want to celebrate?
It’s the opening day of the Royal Ascot horse races in the UK, which reliably unleashes a flood of photos of fancy folks dressed to the nines. It’s been wire service fodder for decades, and news archives are full of glamorous photos going back to the 1920s or even before.
Once upon a time, the name Fergie did not immediately conjure a member of the Black-Eyed Peas but rather, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, one of the gloriously scandal-prone royals of the 1980s and 90s and later a media personality in her own right and fixture of women’s media. Please enjoy her attempting to make…
Ever nurture fantasies of dominating the ads in Seventeen magazine? Perhaps landing a soda commercial or even—the ultimate—a coveted fragrance campaign? It’s not too late to pick up some only slightly dated tips from this supercut of instructional modeling videos from the 1990s.
Dig out your blue eyeshadow, your body glitter and your Aqua Net, because it’s time for PROM WEEK on Pictorial.
Seventeen years ago today, model Fabio boarded a roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA, rode its tracks two hundred feet into the sky, and collided his face with a bird, killing it dead. Today we remember...as if we could ever forget.
In November 1990, Ladies Home Journal devoted a special issue to listing America’s fifty most powerful women. (Included: Oprah Winfrey; Barbara Bush; Cher.) So it’s impossible to look at this accompanying Lean Cuisine ad without noticing that woman’s sharp suit.
For the past eight months, we’ve become intimately familiar with our presidential hopefuls. We know how they twitch under pressure, who their wives are, what television shows they pretend to watch. But these candidates weren’t always candidates. In fact, while you were watching Daria and playing with pogs, these…
On this day in 1992, George H.W. Bush publicly vomited on himself and also the prime minister of Japan.
This Balmain ad with Cindy, Naomi and Claudia inspired a goodly amount of nostalgia for the era when supermodels were actually super models, and slaying was not just a hashtag but a way of life. They were goddesses of runway and print, but they also had some fire behind the eyes—that and perfect timing was their true…
Let no pop culture anniversary pass without a commemoration! Let no beloved property go un-remade!
Celine Dion married Rene Angelil on this day in 1994. Please look at her absolutely astounding wedding ensemble. What’s the best part of this outfit? Trick question: All of it.
As a sort of advent calendar of kitsch, Pictorial will be counting down the final twelve days before Christmas by featuring some holiday presents of days gone by.
In February, Jezebel’s own Julianne Escobedo Shepherd predicted that we would all be wearing a specific style of wide-legged soft denim pants in 2016. Give her one million points because she was right—with one caveat.
You might be a ‘90s kid if you constantly feel it: the ache in your back, the tiresome realization of Oh, this again? every time you wake up in the morning to go to your dreary 9-5, the understanding that love isn’t what you thought it would be. Adulthood has been a cold hard drag, but every so often, memories of…