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15 Amazing Fashions From 1987, According to Neiman Marcus

Jennifer M Wood
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF NEIMAN MARCUS 1987 CHRISTMAS CATALOG VIA EBAY
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The famed retailer's Christmas 1987 catalog had something for everyone—including someone with $10,000 to shell out on a pair of alligator jeans.

The year was 1987. Ronald Reagan was finishing up his second term in the White House. Gordon Gekko was telling moviegoers that "Greed is good" in Wall Street. And Dallas and Dynasty were duking it out for ratings—and the best and biggest shoulder pads—on the small screen. It all showed in the popular fashions of the time, as this 1987 holiday catalog from Neiman Marcus demonstrates.

ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF NEIMAN MARCUS 1987 CHRISTMAS CATALOG VIA EBAY

Two words: Alligator jeans. Ten thousand reasons to hate them even more: a $10,000 price tag.

ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF NEIMAN MARCUS 1987 CHRISTMAS CATALOG VIA EBAY

If you were a female who had hair in the late 1980s, at one point you no doubt wore a bow that was twice the size of your head.

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

Calling all Joan Collins fans!

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

There's a reason that cute little brown guy in the background looks so sad: this woman is wearing what used to be his wife.



All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

Nothing says "I'm the 1980s version of James Dean" like a jean jacket with lots of flair.

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

Proof that the practice of parents and their kids wearing matching PJs around the holidays didn't begin as an Instagram trend.

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

We're going to give Neiman Marcus some extra points here for catering to the Affluent Cat Lady demographic.

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

Jon Snow would be jealous.



All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

What to wear when you're planning to spend a guy's day out sitting on a rock with your dog in tow? Neiman Marcus has got you covered.

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

Valley Girl grows up.

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

*Bagpiper not included.

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

Dallas star Larry Hagman took his anti-smoking campaign to the runway—and to the pages of Neiman's holiday catalog.



All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

We call this one "Pink Patchwork Nightmare."

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

This is what $13,500 worth of fur coming at you looks like. Make it stop!

All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus 1987 Christmas catalog via eBay

Just two guys. Posing against a chair. One of them in a flannel nightgown.

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