If Pretty in Pink's Andie Walsh were shopping for the perfect new wardrobe, she'd surely swoon over Paul Smith's Spring/Summer '11 collection, with its mis-matched pastel prints, chintzy rose-patterned pencil skirts, ankle booties, Wayfarers, fedoras and men's blazers. After all, I'm sure by now, she and Ducky (let's go with the original Hughes-preferred ending) are living happily in their West Village townhouse . . . he's a stay-at-home dad watching over their pouty-lipped babies, until night, when he sings in a No-Wave cover band, and she brings in billions with her Sonia Delaunay-inspired line of triangular gowns, so she can totally afford to skip the vintage for a spell . . .
Now back to hunting down a vintage peach, chrysanthemum-patterned kimono, like the one worn by Molly in the scene below. I've been coveting this robe ever since first viewing the film in 1986, at a $1 theatre in Boulder, Colorado, while visiting my grannie . . . and from then on, life was all about; lace collars, beaded cardis, dusty-rose Karmann Ghias, tortured boys, and The Psychedelic Furs. Sigh . . .