Why Twin Peaks is as Relevant Now as it Was Then

We look at the women of Twins Peaks' signature style…

Words by Michelle Hanley
May 19th, 2017

The world waits as Laura Palmer’s prophecy, ‘I’ll see you again in 25 years,’ comes true this coming Monday night, May 22nd on Sky Atlantic. Beloved for its alternative appeal, this weird and wonderful TV show has had a lasting effect on pop culture and similarly fashion. There are plenty of trends that can stay put in the early ’90s such as puffy shoulder blade dresses and sweater-vests but there are more than a few style tricks we can learn from the women of Twin Peaks. We take a look inside the brainchild of David Lynch and single out five of the 51,201 residents of this fictional alpine town to channel their signature styles…

Laura Palmer

Although only appearing in glimpses on the show through videotapes, diary entries and in the “Another Place”, Laura Palmer (played by Sheryl Lee) has a cool girl style that can be both outdoorsy and glamorous.

Audrey Horne

The simultaneously coy and bravado nature of Audrey Hornes character (played by Sherilyn Fenn) is mirrored in her dress sense, from the childish plaid skirts and sweater combo to sexy red ruffle tops and black slip dresses.

Donna Hayward

Every bit the high school sweetheart with her signature varsity style, Donna Hayward (played by Lara Flynn Boyle) dons 50’s style piping lined shirts, hockey jerseys and varsity jackets effortlessly.

Josie Packard

This femme fatale (played by Joan Chen) oozed sophistication and sex appeal just as much as the starlets of 1940’s noir. Wrap front shirts, tailored suits and scarlet fit and flare dresses are the calling card for this glamour character.

Shelly Johnson

Bored and emotionally battered, Shelley’s style is textbook Twin Peaks. When not seen in her diner uniform she sports flannel shirts, shearling-lined denim jackets and snow-covered mountains of plaid.