Opening next Friday, The Runaways chronicles the early days of the band by the same name started by Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. With Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning starring, the movie’s late 70s and early 80s punk rock aesthetic is sure to be a major influence on the streets’ most fashion-forward teens. Affecting many of the all-female bands that followed, the women’s trademark “feminine toughness” consisted of lingerie-inspired tops worn on top of clothes, leather pants, bold red lipstick, kohl-covered eyes and interesting fabric contrasts like satin and denim.
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