New Again: Thanksgiving Feast of Fashion

Published November 26, 2014


From food to fashion, Thanksgiving is a time of American celebration–a time to dress up and eat delicacies, or for others, a time to put on elastic-waisted pants and feast with family. It’s a time that evokes stereotypical images of pilgrims dressed in black and white dresses and bonnets or suits and hats, who crowd around a table, give thanks for the season’s harvest, and attempt to make peace with Native Americans. Thanksgiving is perhaps one of the most cliché, yet beloved holidays, that dates back to the 1800s. Today, no matter the form of the fete–from formal family gatherings to raucous Friendsgivings–it’s a holiday Americans refuse to overlook. In our November 1990 issue, we celebrated along with the rest of the country through our “Thanksgiving Feast of Fashion” feature.

Click through the slideshow to revisit the story, modern pilgrims and all. –Emily McDermott

THESE PHOTOS ORIGINALLY RAN IN THE NOVEMBER 1990 ISSUE OF INTERVIEW. 

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