Margot Tenenbaum. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the iconic character in the cult classic “The Royal Tenenbaums,” the brilliant 2001 Wes Anderson comedy. Her bad-girl, prep-school look has spawned a gazillion copycats. And this season we definitely all want to be her. How so? Margot Tenenbaum was the muse of the moment all over the runways from Gucci to Miu Miu, Lacoste to Etro. With Gucci we saw nerd chic with oversized coats, loafers and models rocking hipster glasses, while Miu Miu totally embraced the school girl vibe. Lacoste went all ultra sporty ’70s with headbands, sweats and furs.

Meet Margot, played with aplomb by Gwyneth Paltrow in the film. She’s a genius. She chain smokes. Her style is totally schizophrenic yet works brilliantly when all mixed together. She wears tennis dresses, a big, lush, caramel-colored mink coat and little ‘90s barrettes. That and Bass loafers, a Hermès bag and Grandma gloves. Probably because she’s missing a finger. Occasionally, she dons a sexy negligee. It’s basically the same little rebellious-schoolgirl-meets- naughty-librarian outfit every day, with slight variations. Her eyes are rimmed in heavy black liner, she’s always pouting, and she never smiles. She’s the ultimate anti-cool ‘cool girl.’ Here’s how to get the “Margot Mania” look:

margot-tenenbaum-style-fall-2015Photo Credit from left to right: Gucci “nerd chic” via styleblazer; retro school girl vibes at Miu Miu
via fashionrogue; sporty Margot at Lacoste via kentonmagazine

The Coat

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Unless you inherited a real Mink from your grande dame grandma, go for faux fur like The Reformation’s Wolfe Coat. This cuddly, appropriately oversized piece of outerwear is super soft, super warm, and fully lined. Margot would approve.

The Loafers
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The best Bass Loafers are, well, Bass loafers from all-American G.H. Bass & Co.! Check out the above Lillian Weejuns from the Maine-borne, East Coast-chic brand that’s been around since 1876.

The Tennis or Polo Dress

Margot Tenenbaum in her fave polo dressPhoto Credit: Huffington Post

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tommyPhoto Credit: Macys

The Olivia Stripe Jersey Dress by ABS has the girly, demure playfulness that clashes so beautifully with Margot’s sarcastic, chain-smoking persona. Or go for the literal and don a classic, super preppy Tommy Hilfiger striped Polo Dress!

The Slip

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for-love-and-lemons-slipPhoto Credit: For Love & Lemons

A girl can never have too many sexy little things to lounge in. This sweet dream called Lilly Nighty from For Love & Lemons has a sexy open back. It’s perfect for sequestering yourself in the bathroom in Margot style. And we can think of a few other uses. Wink, wink.

The Eyes

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Get the blackest, thickest kohl and liberally rim your peepers. Try the creamy, easy-to-work-with Waterline Eye Pencil in classic black from Urban Decay. Apply liberally.

The Bag

No.700 Bridle Leather Tote in Saddle Tan by Artifact Bag Co.Photo Credit: Artifact Bag Co.

Hermès Birkin bags are usually only reserved for a very select few. The No.700 Bridle Leather Tote in Saddle Tan by Artifact Bag Co. has that nostalgic ’70s hue. It’s made from English bridle leather and hand-cut.

The Barrette

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For the off center side part and barrette, you can go high-end with this gold-plated, vintage-inspired Belle of the Ball Barrette from Dauphines of New York, or snag this equally fab and chic Metal Link Barrette from hair accessories designer L. Erickson.

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