Recreating the infamous "Pretty in Pink" prom dress

Some critics have called it "the worst prom dress ever," but, love it or hate it, Andie Walsh's self-designed prom dress is a standout in movie fashion history.

For the prom finale of the 1986 "Brat Pack" film Pretty in Pink, Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) borrows a dress from her 'older and wiser' friend Iona, and, with materials from another, thrifted dress, overhauls it to create an entirely different look to wear to prom. 

True to character, in preparation for a John Hughes-themed birthday party to which I was going as Andie, I deconstructed a relative's cupcake-of-an-80s-prom-dress, and with some new fabrics mixed in, created my own pattern and made Andie's infamous prom dress for myself.