Country pays tribute to John Hughes’s iconic characters—and their timeless style.
Photography by Lucy Hewett
Editorial styling by Theresa Alleva
Editorial assistant Dina Al
We’ll long mourn our nearby neighbor, film writer, director, and legend John Hughes who seemed to understand American youth better than anyone else. Not only did he offer a window into the world of teenage angst, he captured ’80s fashion at its peak. Lucky for us, the lessons of layering, prints, and masterful accessory use are back in a modern way. See how Hughes’s most beloved characters inspire this season’s pre-fall style.
“Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.”
“People forget that when you’re 16, you’re probably more serious than you’ll ever be again. You think seriously about the big questions.”
“Make a wish.”
“It already came true.”
“I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I’m done is write another one. Then
I don’t feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away.”