The Runaways were a band made up of 15-17 year old girls from Southern California that formed in the 1970s...Joan Jett was a member from the start, as was Lita Ford. They were fronted by Cherie Currie who was all of 15 years old when the band started.
Their music was a mixture of glam rock, punk, and rock n' roll. Their most famous song being "Cherry Bomb":
The band was extremely popular in Japan and opened for The Ramones on a US tour before finally imploding due to drug use, band member conflict, and the abuse of the girls from both their manager and producer.
Check out the documentary Edgeplay on DVD...it will really enlighten you on the band and what was going on with the girls during the time of the band. It will get you shaking your head at what they went through.
Both the photos of the girls back then as well as the paparazzi set photos from the movie set got me excited about the clothes they were wearing. I am predicting that daring fashionistas will be wearing updated versions of the clothing worn by the band and the actresses in the film.
Some updated clothes I find that are in the spirit of the Runaways?
Gotta start with my favorites, shoes:
Above: Sculpted leather platform boots by Giuseppe Zanotti
Above: Freya High Heel Sandals on Wooden Platform by Loeffler Randall
Above: Living Platform Booties by Robert Clergerie
Above: Nude Patent Carved Wooden Platform Sandals by Miu Miu
Above: Black Leather Lace-up Platform Boots by Sam Edelman
And then the tops:
Above: Couture Colorblocked Tee by Lucca
Above: Heather Gold Jersey 'T.Rex' V-neck T-shirt by Chaser LA
Above: Red Striped Jersey 'Bold' Tunic by C & C CaliforniaAbove: Black Keyhole 'Jillian' Halter Top by Tart
And on to pants:Above: Lightweight Lovestory Jean by J Brand
Above:Skinny Leather Pants by A.C.L.
Above: Brown Leather Zip Front Pintuck Bomber Jacket by Stella & Jamie
Above: Faux Fur Coat by Rebecca Taylor
And then to bags:
Above: Sunshine Leather 'Village' Medium Shoulder Bag by Cole Haan
Above: Signature Grocery Bag in Gray by Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent
And then throw on some fun jewelry like this cuff:
Above: Hunter Cuff in Dark Brown by Kettle Black
Or my favorite:
Above: Mud Flap Jill Necklace by Wendy Brandes
It's fun to update the styles and I am guessing there will be some daring fashion loving ladies out there inspired by the clothing in the film, discovering the music of The Runaways, and updating the band members looks.