Things We Miss: The Cosby Show Fashion

September 14, 2011 ‐ By madamenoire

By Victoria Uwumarogie & Veronica Wells

When “The Cosby Show” hit the airwaves few could have imagined that it would eventually come to represent a cultural phenomenon. For the first time ever, America was introduced to a successful, two parent black household. It was clear that Bill had a message to send. Black families could be well-off, dignified and funny all at the same time. Of course when you’re trying to paint a certain type of picture of “the black family” you can’t neglect your attire. While the Cosby cast ensembles never distracted us from the plot or the humor of the show, we definitely noticed. Take a look.

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  • Deeana

    Loved Denise's clothes, and clair, and Sandra (this article neglected her completely). With Rudy, I was more focused on the amount of hair on her adorable hair. Miss her beautiful natural hair.

  • Loved Denise's fashions only… She was always funky and outrageous….

  • Jennie

    Can't say I miss the clothes. I look at some of the stuff they had Rudy in and I want to cringe.

  • Candice

    I ALWAYS loved Ms Clair's clothes, they were so flowy, but classy. Love her!

  • Karin

    What about Sandra?? She was a Cosby kid!!