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Season of Secrets: Damn Fine Fall Fashion Looks Inspired by Twin Peaks

Sexy mohair sweaters. Slick trench coats. Plaids. Twenty-five years later, David Lynch’s psychodrama returns—and so does its mix of ‘90s style and timeless cool.

By Eden Dawn September 13, 2016 Published in the October 2016 issue of Portland Monthly

Top Photo: Vintage 1950s tulle party dress ($89) and 1940s Eisenberg Swarovski crystal necklace ($695) at AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium
Image: Jenny Hannah Roche

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In 1990 & ’91, director David Lynch’s TV series Twin Peaks wove the mystery of a murdered homecoming queen (the tragic Laura Palmer), the no-nonsense FBI agent Dale Cooper, and a Northwest town seething with sex, the supernatural, and an unlikely but amazing sense of style. A quarter-century later, a new season will come to Showtime next year. To celebrate, we re-create ’90s grit and glamour that’s very of the moment.

Paul Smith Mac coat ($595) at Nordstrom; Prada dress shirt ($495), Ermenegildo Zegna striped silk tie ($195), and taupe pants ($495) Gravati leather shoes ($750) at Marios; Shinola Canfield black dial watch ($650) at Shinola

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The series stirred up memorable, entirely age-inappropriate high school drama for characters like Donna and Audrey.

On Donna: Vintage gabardine skirt ($32) at AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium; BP plaid button-up ($44), Astr faux suede moto jacket ($88), and Sbicca “Geneen” suede fringe booties ($90) at Nordstrom; Minnie & George circle crossbody purse ($274) at MadeHere Pdx

On Audrey: Vintage crop sweater ($42), Queen Ann of California plaid pencil skirt ($42), Life Stride cork kitten heels ($68), and vintage gold buckle bracelet ($75) at AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium

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Could a small town near the Canadian border really spawn an elaborate netherworld that included a luxury brothel? In Twin Peaks (and at the show’s elegantly debauched hideaway One-Eyed Jack’s), the answer was yes. 

On Audrey: Va Bien lace bustier ($64), Simone Perele lace panties ($38), and Salva sheer white robe ($140) at Oh Baby; costume ruby earrings ($22) at AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium

On Cooper: Eton tuxedo shirt ($275) and Lanvin tuxedo ($2,495) at Mario’s; See round metal glasses ($319) at See Eyewear

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In Twin Peaks, nothing was quite as it seemed—not the owls, not the families, and definitely not the cryptic lumber-toting character known as the Log Lady.

Halogen knit turtleneck ($39) and Nordstrom traditional pinpoint dress shirt ($55) at Nordstrom; vintage wooden acorn brooch ($68) and Ray Bolger mohair wrap ($325) at AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium; See cat-eye glasses ($249) at See Eyewear

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Cooper’s investigation of Laura’s murky past led to some strange places—some real, some not—and the terrifying phantom villain known as BOB.

On Laura: Dorothy O’Hara 1950s cocktail dress ($68) and vintage pearl brooch ($78) at AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium

On Bob: H&M plaid button-up ($25), straight-leg jeans ($40), and denim shirt jacket ($35) at H&M

On Cooper: Pal Zileri navy suit ($1,695), Prada dress shirt ($495),  and Ermenegildo Zegna navy tie ($195) at Mario’s

Styled by Eden Dawn/Photographs by Jenny Hannah Roche

Hair and Makeup Sheri Mendes / Hair and makeup assistant Cody Matson / Wardrobe assistant Irene Vipperman / Photo assistant Haily Elizabeth Graham Lighting Tech Fernando Cabrejos / Models: Jon Bebe as Agent Cooper (Q6) / Amber Stonebraker as Audrey Horne (Option) / Danica Marsh as Laura Palmer (Option) / Taylor jean Grady as Donna Hayward (Q6) / John Whitaker as Bob (Q6) / Introducing Pennie Lane as the Log Lady

Photographed on location on Sauvie Island, the Clinton Street Theater, and Fuller’s Coffee Shop

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