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An Ode To Paul Frank [Throwback Thursday]


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If you were anyone who was anyone in elementary and middle school, it’s more than likely that you covered your entire body in an enormous monkey print, because fashion. While you wouldn’t be caught dead with Julius on your shirt today¬†(he was the monkey), that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the aesthetic that was Paul Frank. Like Barbie, Julius had a plethora of careers. He was basically Barbie for alternative girls, only a far more talented monkey and there was no Ken.

Unlike childhood favorites like Delia’s and Wet Saul and even Lisa Frank (no relation), who has faced some some solid controversy, Paul Frank is still in business. If you’re looking for an ironic outfit for your next outing, PF has you covered. In fact, you probably should replace your Paul Frank panties anyway (just me on that one?) because it’s been a minute since those have been okay.

Margaret writes about pop culture, middle school music, and fashion faux pas for CC. Connect me: twitter instagram