Star Trek and Fashion 1966-Present

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  • Twiggy

    Twiggy
    Fashion icon Lesley Lawson, more commonly known as "Twiggy" for her tall, lean physique and long legs, is often referred to as the face of 1966. Her body type was ideal to showcase popular styles of the times, especially "Mod" short skirts and tent style dresses.
  • Star Treck Original Series Episode 1

    Star Treck Original Series Episode 1
    The first episode of the original Star Treck series aired.
    The sweater in bold colors with a regular or v-neck and a turtleneck or polo-neck shirt underneath was a common look in men's fashion and became the iconic look for the show.
  • Episode 14

    Episode 14
    The costumes in the screen shot from episode 14 of season 1 of the original series are great demonstrations of the influence of 60s fashion. The short, structured, bright colored dress and the jacket with no colar were popular men's and women's fashion.
  • Costume or Clothes?

    Costume or Clothes?
    Clothes!
  • Star Trek season 2 episode 1

    Star Trek season 2 episode 1
  • Season 3 episode

    Season 3 episode
    Another great example of costume that could basically be a normal dress of the time
  • Costume of Clothes?

    Costume of Clothes?
    Clothes!
    Pierre Cardin was a French designer known for his avant-garde and space age designs. Think this might have been a costume influence?
  • Costume or Clothes?

    Costume or Clothes?
    Clothes!
  • 1970s fashion

    1970s fashion
    In the 1970s, men's jackets with colars began to reappear, bell bottom trousers came into vogue and women's shirts stayed short! Platform boots and hot pants became popular, and more inovations were made with fabric, making very bright shiney and sparkly choices available.
  • Animated Series

    Animated Series
    The animated series kept a very similar look to the original series costumes.
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Clothes or Costume?

    Clothes or Costume?
    Clothes!
    Thierry Mugler
  • The Power Suit

    The Power Suit
    With more women than ever in the work place, one look in women's fashion was all about power. The Power Suit! A matching skirt and jacket set in various prints and colors with huge shoulders, a fitted waist and peplum were all integral parts of this look.
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    The uniforms in this film are significantly different although still have the signature "red shirt" feel. But still very, very 80's
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
    Keeping similar uniforms from Star Trek II, and still very obviously inspired by the 80's however the main characters wore civillian clothing.
  • Style Icon: Princess Diana

    Style Icon: Princess Diana
    Princess Diana quickly became a worldwide style icon.
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    The Voyage home has similar costumes to the two previous films.
  • Changing Shapes

    Changing Shapes
    In the 1980s, the shape of women's clothes changed pretty dramatically. In the 1960s and 70s, tight skirts and tops were popular, and while they remained popular even today, in the 80s lose fitting shirts with more form fitting pants or skirts became popular.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    The crew uniforms looked similar to those in the original series, however there were some differences. The tops are definitely not sweaters anymore!
    The color also shifts from the bright, primary colors of the original series to more muted and understated tones, the women's cotumes reflected different styles like the power suit, wide nechlines, large shoulder pads and jump suits.
  • Clothes or Costume?

    Clothes or Costume?
    Clothes!
  • Deanna Troi

    Deanna Troi
    Troi's uniform on the show contrasts with that of Dr. Crusher,
  • Diverse crew uniforms

    Diverse crew uniforms
    This picture of the crew shows the wide range of fashions drawn on for costumes. Can we all just take a moment and admire that orange sweatshirt?
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Dr. Crusher

    Dr. Crusher
    A strong female character, Dr Crusher has a very "power suit-esque" costume.
  • 1990s Fashion (The "anti-fashion" decade)

    1990s Fashion (The "anti-fashion" decade)
    While a lot of styles from the 1980s carried over to the 90s, a major movement was that of the rejection of fashion and materialism that were so prevelent throughout the 80s, a shift that is still growing today. The popularization of subculture fashions such as goth, grunge and hip hop.
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Deep Space Nine

    Deep Space Nine
    Deep Space Nine costumes stayed very close to TNG style, however they are slightly more modern looking with smaller shoulder pads and mostly black.
  • Rise of Tattoos and Body Modification

    Rise of Tattoos and Body Modification
    In the 90s, tattoos and body modifications besides just pierced ears started to become more popular. Things that had once been thought of as more taboo started to move more into mainstream culture and the alien races portrayed in the Series started to draw influence from that.
  • Star Trek Generations

    Star Trek Generations
    Intended as a sort of cross over from the original series to TNG
  • Minimalism

    Minimalism
    Another look that arose in the fashion world as a rejection of the over-the-top looks the 80s was minimalism. All about clean lines and and neutral colors, this style seems to influence some of the costume in the Star Trek shows of this time period
  • Star Trek: Voyager

    Star Trek: Voyager
  • The Rise of Prep

    The Rise of Prep
    The mid 90s gave way to preppy fashion inspired by the 60s and made popular by movies like Clueless and TV shows like Friends.
  • Star Trek: First Contact

    Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek: Insurrection

    Star Trek: Insurrection
    Uniforms still look pretty standard, but other costumes are clearly influenced by 90's minimalism.
  • Elaborate Costums

    Elaborate Costums
    With greater budget and more technological advances in fabrics and construction and make up techniques allowed for more elaborate costumes and beleivable aliens!
  • Hair Color

    Hair Color
    The late 90s saw a products developed to temporarily change hair color and were popular amoung alternative scenes like goth and punk as well as teenagers.
  • 2000's (the "mash-up" decade)

    2000's (the "mash-up" decade)
    The 2000's are most notable for not actually having any distinctive looks in fashion and is sometimes called the mash-up decade for recycling retro looks from the 1920's-1980's and spawning the hipster subculture. More fashions from around the world became popular in the US and consumers started to care more about sustainable, organic, ethically made and eco-friendly clothin.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise

    Star Trek: Enterprise
    Star Trek: Enterprise is set as a prequel to the original series and is set in the early days if intersteller travel and the crew uniforms look decidedly different than in every other series in the franchise. In fact, they look similar to modern day NASA astronaut jumpsuits.
  • NASA Flight Suit

    NASA Flight Suit
    The uniforms in Star Trek: Enterprise seem more inspired by the NASA flight suit than the uniforms in the previous season or surrent fashion trends.
  • Star Trek Nemesis

    Star Trek Nemesis
    Still standard uniforms, however the Romulan leader's costume seems inspired by 90's punk or goth style.
  • Hipsters

    Hipsters
    If the 2000s have any defining fashion or movement, it would have to be the hipster. It can be difficult to identify hipsters since their styles can be very different from each other, but they can generally be identified by their distinct lack of interest in anything except for things nobody else is interested in.
  • Clothes or Costume?

    Clothes or Costume?
    Clothes!
    This Cynthia Rowley design seems more inspired by the original Star Trek costumes than the costumes in Enterprise.
  • Star Trek (film)

    Star Trek (film)
    A new fature length Star Trek film was released in 2009. It is a prequel to the original series, following the characters before they became the crew of the Enterprise. Because of this setting, the costumes stay pretty true to the original series uniforms.
  • Star Trek Sequel

    Sequel to the 2009 film.
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    Star Treck Original Series

    The original Star Treck series aired for three seasons between 1966 and 1969
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    Star Trek: The Animated Series

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Star Trek: The Next Generation aired for 7 seasons.
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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was on the air for 7 seasons between 1993 and 1999
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    Star Trek: Voyager

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    Star Trek: Enterprise