11 Memorable Fashion Moments From Emily Gilmore
There are many, many reasons to get excited for the Gilmore Girls revival, and the fabulous existence of Kelly Bishop/Emily Gilmore is certainly one of them. The Gilmore matriarch has always had quite the fashion sense, and it will be exciting to see how she's dressing circa 2016 (I'm guessing she's still rocking the perfectly tailored suits).
The new episodes have a lot lined up for Emily, who will be coming into the revival freshly widowed, after the passing of actor Edward Herrmann. Bishop revealed in an interview with TVLine that her on screen counterpart will be processing her grief in a characteristically Emily Gilmore way — she said, "Well, because of the fact that Emily lost her husband, she’s kind of a raw nerve. In a desperate attempt to push through [her grief], she blows between right on the edge of losing it to almost being a little manic."
Gilmore Girls sans Herrmann will definitely take a lot of getting used to, but it will be interesting to see what new vistas Emily will find in his absence. She's always been something of a fountain of knowledge, and I'm sure she'll continue to dispense invaluable aphorisms in the new series. So, with all that in mind, let's take a look at some of her most iconic fashion moments!
1. That Time She Got Ready For Some Sun
Hey, sun protection is no joke.
2. That Time She Walked the Runway
No one can strut their stuff quite like Emily. #WERK.
3. That Time She Brought Her Fashion A-Game To Lorelai's Graduation
Aww. Also, you know she picked out Richard's snazzy coordinating bow tie.
4. All Those Times She Rocked Statement Necklaces...
5. ... And All Those Times She Wore Plaid
So classy it hurts.
6. Actually, All The Times She Wore Suits in General
Seriously, it doesn't get much more fabulous than this.
7. That Time She Showed Us How to Shop
In the span of about two minutes, she purchased everything from a hand-painted china set, complete with a "soup tureen, sauceboats, [and] the works," the most expensive mustache comb in the store, a display globe that wasn't even for sale, and a diamond watch for her rather unwilling daughter. That's how it's DONE.
8. That Time She Proved Even Collegiate Gear Can Be Stylish
Now that's how you show your college pride.
9. That Time She Slayed Leisurewear
Seriously, she could bring Betty Draper to task.
10. That Time She Explained to Rory How Important Birkin Bags Are
Fun fact: I counted all of the times Emily says "Birkin Bag" in this clip. (It's eight times).
And last but not least?
11. That Time She Renewed Her Vows
Pretty much the epitome of an Emily Gilmore outfit: Unimpeachably classic and classy, with a dash of inimitable panache.
We all have a thing or two to learn from Gilmore.
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