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Mean Girls

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Happy Mean Girls Day! It's been a whirlwind of celebrating the 10th anniversary of the early-aughts teen classic—serendipitously on a Wednesday—but before you tuck the Plastics and Cady away, presumably until October 3 (if not earlier), we caught up with the film's costume designer Mary Jane Fort to discuss the wardrobe that launched a thousand (or more) flippy plaid miniskirts. We chat about pulling inspiration for the fashion-heavy film, collaborating with Tina Fey, and what a 10-year high school reunion might look like for Cady and company.

MTV STYLE: Well, first of all, I'm just super excited to be talking to you. This movie's wardrobe is responsible for 100% of the skirts I bought in my teens. How did you go about researching for this project?

MARY JANE FORT: Well, for Mean Girls, we started with—and I always start with—what is real. And then you take it to wherever it needs to go. We started with real high school students, real schools, real yearbooks, going to a couple of high schools and seeing what people really look like.

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Happy birthday, Mean Girls! The movie that defined the early aughts and gave the world enough quotes to last a lifetime turns 10 today—which officially makes us feel ancient. Tina Fey's masterpiece has taught us a lot over the past decade, from basic calculus (the limit does not exist!) to the dangers of an all-carb diet. But perhaps most lasting are the various fashion lessons the film doles out. After watching Mean Girls, have you been able to buy a skirt without asking your friends first if it looked good? Or worn track pants on a day other than Friday? I didn't think so.

Mean Girls

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And let us not forget the most important decree in the Plastics' Rulebook: "On Wednesdays, we wear pink." How appropriate that Mean Girls' 10th birthday falls on a Wednesday! To celebrate this twist of fate, we decided to look back at some of our favorite rosy fashion moments from the past year—as well as a few older, iconic looks that we HAD to include. Pink is just so fetch, don't you agree?

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Mean Girls

All Photos: Paramount Pictures/All GIFs: MTV/Jenny Shafei

It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since the initial release of Mean Girls. Thanks to its impeccable cast, positive message, and a script drenched with quotables, the Tina Fey-penned film has transcended past its "teen comedy" genre label and become a modern movie classic. Everyone loves Mean Girls. It's just a fact.

In honor of its anniversary, MTV is airing the film on Sunday (March 23) at 8 p.m. ET/PT, PLUS never-before-seen-on-TV DVD extras, featurettes, behind-the-scenes moments and more! And to pump you up for the celebratory airing, we've rounded up 28 super-fetch GIFs of our favorite style moments and quotes from the movie. Enjoy!

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