[Editor’s note: Flavorwire is counting down our most popular features of 2010. This post comes in at position number 4. It was originally published August 20, 2010.] It always made sense that Seinfeld, one of TV’s greatest and most original sitcoms, would remain influential over a decade after ending its run. But honestly, we never imagined it would be celebrated for its fashion. And yet, The New York Times recently suggested that the show’s very own hair clip-loving, couch cover dress-wearing Elaine Benes is “the summer’s downtown fashion muse.” While we don’t necessarily agree, we can see what they’re saying, and nothing could be more obvious than the larger point that the ’90s style revival is in full swing. For those of us who don’t fancy wearing socks and grandma frocks together, we’ve compiled a photo gallery of 10 other fictional characters from the ’90s who would make perfectly good fashion icons in 2010.
Angela Chase: Perhaps the decade’s ultimate teen-angst icon, My So-Called Life‘s Angela rocked layers, flannel, and brightly dyed red hair. There’s no question her grunge chic is all over both the runway and the street in 2010, when companies are even naming shoes after the show. Hell, Claire Danes’ heroine is even providing style inspiration for indie rock’s woman of the hour, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast.