There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you desperately try to recreate at home. in ‘Great dresses in fashion history,’ Fashionista editors are reviewing their favorite skins of all time.
While the women of the beloved sitcom Friends are often credited with some of the most memorable fashion of the 1990s (see: Rachel Green’s fashion legacy), there’s one moment that really takes the cake as perhaps the best: Before Bella Hadid endorsed the Chrome Hearts crop top or artists like Rihanna were wearing the brand’s iconic jewelry, none other than Matt LeBlanc served as one of the original celebrity endorsers of the now-legendary fashion company.
Hot off the tails of the second season of “Friends,” the cast showed up and showed up at the 1996 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. LeBlanc wore a classic black suit, but with a twist: a custom Chrome Hearts sling—because he wasn’t about to let a broken arm stop him from being the most stylish person on the carpet.
The statement piece was made entirely of leather and featured a custom silver and gold cross in the center. LeBlanc also sported a white dress shirt with silver Chrome Hearts buttons, topping it all off with custom sunglasses from the brand.
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At the time, LeBlanc was telling People that the injury was the result of a fight scene gone wrong while filming Friends — though 25 years later, we learned in the HBO reunion special that LeBlanc dislocated his shoulder on set while thrown into a chair. , inspiring the writers to include his injury in most of the third season. Not only did injury haunt Joey on the show, but Chrome Hearts would also become a staple in his wardrobe for years to come.
Shop unique and exciting statement pieces like LeBlanc’s sling in the gallery below:
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