What does it take to succeed in hip-hop? If it's the late '70s and we're in the Bronx, we'd better be rocking those fat-laced Adidas, Kangol hats, and Cazal shades.
Fresh Dressed, a new documentary out June 26 produced by CNN Films and Mass Appeal, trains its lens on the evolution of such hip-hop fads, from Run D.M.C.'s quintessential porkpie hats to Salt-N-Pepa's massive door knocker earrings.
Told in the voices of those who were there, the film, which features the likes of Kanye, Pharrell Williams, and André Leon Talley, spans nearly four decades of American culture without shying away from its tricky dichotomies, namely hip-hop's aspirational relationship to fashion and its long-lasting grip on the streets.
We picked a few of our favorite moments from the frenetic, fun trailer that was just released:
Graffiti-inspired jean jackets, circa late '70s.
Gold chains and dreads, circa early 2000s.
Kid 'n' Play's mile-high hairdos.
TLC looking crazy, sexy, and cool in the early '90s.
This article was originally published on Esquire.com