The geek-chic trend has reared its homely head more times than we can count. “The Nerd as Superhero,” “Suddenly, It’s Hip to Be Square,” “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Industry” — these are just some of the headlines that have popped up throughout the years. But let’s face it: The geek as fashion template is here to stay. No more revolving doors.
Indeed, the brainy bespectacled misfit has been a much-loved, if perhaps unwitting, style figure for ages. Long before Sarah Jessica Parker became the poster girl for the glam life (or at least its celluloid parody) as Carrie Bradshaw, she played a dweeb. A frumpy, socially awkward high school dweeb in glasses. The year was 1982 and the show, the rather aptly named “Square Pegs,” was on CBS. Despite only being on the air for a season, it paved the way for series such as “My So-Called Life” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Uniting the uncool kids far and wide now: America Ferrera’s brace-faced Betty Suarez.
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