When I saw this picture of a “Bias Streamer Skirt” by Alexander Wang in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal, I screamed (in my head), “Car-wash skirts are back at last!”
I didn’t know I was missing car-wash skirts, but apparently, deep down, I was. If I remember correctly, car-wash skirts — so-called because the fringe-like panels look like the equipment in an automated car wash — had a big moment in the early ’90s. I know I had one then.
If you can’t decide between a mullet or car-wash skirt, the Wang skirt shown above is a good choice because it’s both! Here’s another view.
It’s not just car-wash fashion that has resurfaced repeatedly. The 1976 No. 1 hit song “Car Wash” — the theme song of a movie of the same name — was covered in 2004 by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott for the soundtrack of the animated movie Shark Tale. Unlike the original, the 2004 version didn’t crack Billboard’s Top 40. But how many other songs mention tuna fish? Not enough, I say! Enjoy.