7 of Rose McGowan’s most iconic outfits
fter moving to Los Angeles at age 15, Rose McGowan made her Hollywood film debut with a bit role in 1992 Pauly Shore comedy Encino Man.
Three years later, the actress booked her first leading role, starring as Amy Blue in Greg Arraki’s The Doom Generation. Since its 1995 premiere, the movie has become a cult classic with Rose’s Amy the face of the film, fronting Tumblr and Instagram moodboards, alike.
Of Rose’s many Doom Generation looks — and one-liners — her most iconic belongs to a single accessory. In one of the film’s most screencapped sequences, Amy wears a pair of white horn-rimmed sunglasses, framed perfectly by her signature bob.
A year after her acclaimed turn in The Doom Generation, Rose made her Hollywood breakthrough playing Tatum Riley — spunky BFF to Neve Campbell — in Wes Craven’s iconic scary movie, Scream.
Among Rose’s quintessentially 90s Scream looks (plaid miniskirts, denim blazers and even a cropped sports jersey), her most memorable is the lime green sweater and patterned mini she wears in her final scene.
At the MTV VMAs, 1998
In 1998, Rose wore what is arguably one of the most iconic looks to grace the MTV VMAs red carpet, ever. Quite a feat! However, the n*ked dress in question — a completely sheer beaded number — wasn’t a mere fashion statement; for Rose, it was also a political one
Of the VMAs moment, which took place two decades before she became one of the #MeToo movement’s Silence Breakers, Rose told actress Jameela Jamil: “It was my first public appearance after being r*ped. And I thought, it was kind of like Russell Crowe and Gladiator when it comes out in the ring and he’s like, ‘Are you not entertained?’” In her memoir, Brave, Rose stated that the dress was “a reclamation of my own body after my as*ault”.