Guess' Freshest Capsule Features Drew Barrymore, the Sexy-Cute Wild Child of the '90s


Now that we’re on the subject of supermodels, those larger-than-life glamazons from a nostalgic age, we turn your attention to another superstar, Drew Barrymore.

You may know her as an actress, that funny lady from the very good (but canceled) zombie TV series Santa Clarita Diet, the bumbling member of Charlie’s Angels, or the bumbling reporter in Never Been Kissed, but there was a time when Barrymore was the sexy-cute wild child of the ’90s. 

Photo by Guess.

Photo by Guess.

In that decade when televisions had big behinds and information came from these things called magazines, Barrymore was shifting away from her successful child actor career (she was Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial!and cultivating, let’s say, a bad girl image in movies like Poison Ivy, a late-night television appearance where she flashed David Letterman, and a very memorable print campaign for Guess.

Barrymore’s turn in the jeans company’s iconic advertisements was a grunge fever dream colored in a blue haze. Her piece-y platinum pixie cut, smoked-out eyes, vampy lip, very little clothes, and F.U. attitude made the campaign one of the best—in league with those starring supermodel Claudia Schiffer and Playboy Bunny Anna Nicole Smith, both of whom had iconic runs as Guess girls, too.

Photo by Guess.

Capturing the same verve of the 1994 campaign, Guess Originals partners with streetwear brand Pleasures for a 19-piece Drew Barrymore capsule. The Los Angeles-based outfit is “known for its punk, metal, and grunge leanings,” so the set, which features imagery from the ads, is right up its alley. Fans who grew up with the ’90s actress will also be glad to know that the capsule includes unreleased images from the campaign.

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Photo by Guess.

The archive images are transposed on modern silhouettes such as hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, T-shirts, and this denim set with the actress’ likeness as the pattern. What we like best? Of course, the black tee adorned with the iconic super close-up image of Barrymore biting her finger. They just don't make it like this anymore. 

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