In the age of the TikTok dance, it’s important to honour those who paved the way. This week Vogue brought back the biggest 90s dance craze that gripped the public well into the 2000s: The Macarena.
Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny along with Vogue produced a modern recreation of the music video staying true to the 90s vibe. The song has been trending on TikTok recently but surprisingly not because of the dance. Segments of the song are being used for lipsyncing and various POVs/ thirst traps, perhaps this was the incentive to step it up a level and get people dancing.
The styling in the music video however is what has particularly caught people’s attention. Bad Bunny, posing solo in the place of Antonio Romero Monge and Rafael Ruiz Perdigones, better known as Los del Rio, wore a vibrant blazer and trouser combo in metallic green by Bottega Venetta, a Calvin Klein basic white top and a pair of sleek Martine Rose white mules. The casual suit aesthetic was perhaps a nod to the original video where the duo are infamously dressed in classic, black three-piece suits.
The cast of elite models is also something to be mentioned, some of the best dressed included: Imaam Hammam, head to toe in Versace sporting a Daphne inspired colour palette, Paloma Elsesser wore a very on trend lime green wrap top by Coperni, a Collina Strada pleated, abstract print mini skirt and a pair of killer GCDS platforms (it’s just as well most of the dance is done standing still). Sherry Shi wore a dazzling Stella McCartney top and cargo-esque wide leg trousers accessorised with a pair of Apple Airpods Max and Dolce & Gabbana heels. Unlike in the original video, it’s interesting to see a more masculine, less skin-tight silhouette used for this particular ensemble, even if does include a pair of stilettos. Richie Shazam wore an earth toned, abstract, sleeveless Loewe dress and Del Core shoes, Oyinda wore a very 90s one shoulder, jean print Blumarine top with a matching skirt, belt, and sunglasses. Jazelle similarly wore a dark denim Loewe dress and Dolce & Gabbana boots (perhaps hinting to the famous Britney-Timberlake all denim outfits). Parker Kit Hill wore a classic tie front baby pink Blumarine top and blue printed trousers paired with some Stacy Adams shoes.
Every outfit is an excellent homage to the original and perfectly encapsulated both the trends of the 90s and today, the cast itself is also amazingly diverse and a big step up in terms of representation from thirty years prior. This is definitely a video for the archives.