I distinctly remember the evenings The Nanny would air on local television. It was long after the American sitcom wrapped in 1999 and it was often the last program before the nighttime news. As a teen, I gripped onto the fashion of Fran Fine. After all, she was the lady in red when everybody else was wearing tan.
Decades after the finale, the leading lady Fran Drescher has revisited The Nanny wardrobe and slipped into the memorable rainbow Moschino vest she wore on the show. Taking to Instagram the sitcom star captioned an image of herself, “Did a shoot for @hbomax and @cancerschmancer 4 #thenanny and the Fran Jam Music Festival. So, get ready to see a Gr8 show on Father’s Day eve.”
At 63, Drescher looks very good.
I can already picture the episode. Paired with a wide-lapel collared shirt and flouncy sleeves, the vest really Franified the look. And the lines that followed were just as iconic (if not extremely relevant. I feel attacked.). “I’m perfectly capable for getting food on the table. Hello Fung Lum’s. Do you deliver?”
From faux leopard fur, mini skirts, vibrant prints and novelty accessories, the television series was the perfect amalgamation of ’80s and ’90s style. GRAZIA breaks down the best looks, here.
If you needed more convincing to bring back the button-up waistcoat vest, Kendall Jenner was recently spotted on the streets of Los Angeles wearing a similar style. With nothing underneath (the most chic way to wear it), her stone coloured iteration was the work of Daniele Alessandrini. Elsewhere, designer Maggie Marilyn touched down for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week wearing a similar beige style as part of her latest ‘Forever’ capsule. Sure, it’s no Fran special but oh so relevant for 2021.
Styled with tailored pants and a kitten heel and you’ve got yourself a winning formula to andgroynous style.
Thank you, Fran Fine.