Gwen Stefani’s Do-It-Yourself Approach to Fashion

Gwen Stefani appears to have updated a look she devised in 1991 for a show last month.

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updated 11/07/2007 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 11/07/2007 AT 4:50 PM ET

Long before she had her own fashion label, L.A.M.B., Gwen Stefani was stitching, sewing, trimming and gluing her own intriguing performance costumes together for her band No Doubt.

In a video shot in 1991 and posted on, a 20-year-old Stefani shows off a black-and-white-striped jail costume, which needs some attention from an electric hot-glue gun. If she doesn’t make it big as a rock star, she tells the camera, “My backup plan is being an interior designer or some type of designer. Maybe even a fashion designer!”

In the end, of course, she didn’t have to choose one or the other. And judging by the L.A.M.B. homepage – not to mention her getup at a concert last month (pictured) – she’s still into the black-and-white stripes.
–Tim Nudd


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