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Throwback Thursday: Your ('80s) guide to the prom

It's prom season, and we're already seeing great fashions from creative high schoolers in the area who are sporting great vintage finds and unique takes on an evening of glitz and glamour.

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The cover of the Variety section on Sunday, April 9, 1989, issue of The Forum.
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It's prom season, and we're already seeing great fashions from creative high schoolers in the area who are sporting great vintage finds and unique takes on an evening of glitz and glamour.

Back in the '80s though, it seemed like prom was less of a creative endeavor and more of a shopping list.

As Linae Kevorkian, a Fargo South junior, said in the Sunday, April 9, 1989, issue of The Forum, the expense started at the dress and went from there.

"Then you need gloves, maybe another $20-$30. And a boutonniere for your date, $5 or $10. And a purse and shoes, if you don't have them to match, and jewelry and other accessories, and it's easy to spend another hundred there. Then there's tanning," Kevorkian said. The bow on your hip was part of the package, apparently. A gift from the 80s to the rest of fashion history.

(An aside: Her date for the evening, Matt Von Pinnon, was so impressed with Kevorkian's prom arrangements that it gave him the confidence to go on to become the editor of The Forum.)

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Whether they'll will be dropping a ton of cash this year or finding more simple ways to celebrate, The Forum will be there to grab photos from prom nights throughout the metro area. You can find photos from last week's prom at Davies High School here . Keep an eye on inforum.com for images from the following upcoming proms:

April 19: Fargo South High School

April 26: Fargo North High School and Sheyenne High School

May 3: West Fargo High School, Moorhead High School and Shanley High School

May 10: Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton

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