My favorite thing about this picture of a high-styling Nancy Nichols in 1980s New York City is not the Norma Kamali sweatsuit (“I thought I was so hot,” she says). It’s not the shoulder pads or the elastic belt with enameled roses. It’s not even the oversize eyeglasses. No, my favorite part is the long, pink, stab-your-eye-out fingernails. They’re hard to see, but they are so there. What sounds even better is the outfit Nancy wore later that evening while clubbing it up at Studio 54: a white Units pantsuit that was one size fits all. I can only imagine.
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