, 2023-01-31 17:13:28,
The musical comedy Spice World, starring the British girl group the Spice Girls, was released in theaters 25 years ago — exactly one year after the group’s hoes-before-bros anthem “Wannabe” topped charts in the United States. By the time the movie came out, the world was well acquainted with the five women known as Ginger (Geri Halliwell), Posh (Victoria Beckham), Scary (Melanie Brown), Sporty (Melanie Chisholm), and Baby Spice (Emma Bunton), as well as their “girl power” mantra. The film follows the women as they zip around London on the Spice Bus, a double-decker tour bus emblazoned with the Union Jack. Movie magic made the bus appear massive on the inside, with every girl having their own themed space: Posh’s came with her very own runway, while Baby’s had a built-in swing. Though panned by critics at the time, Spice World was a fashionable feast for the eyes for any young wannabe who religiously watched their VHS copy from Blockbuster.
Over two decades later, the Spice Girls are still fashion icons, especially with the return of ‘90s fashion in recent years. But back then, they were trailblazers. There weren’t any other pop stars walking around in Union Jack mini-dresses or sky-high Buffalo London platforms, a shoe style that originated from club kids but hit mainstream retailers after the group wore them. In the film, Spice Girl fashion is in abundance; each band member gets over 30 outfit changes, including one memorable scene which sees them…
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