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Ferris Bueller and Marshall Field's

Learn how Ferris' Bueller's iconic vest/tee pairing started

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Did you know the patterned vest Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) wears into Chicago on his day off was initially a cardigan?

According to Marilyn Vance, costume designer for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,

“I went over to [the department store] Marshall Field’s and looked at the sweaters; I cut the sleeves off one and that was his sweater vest.”

Ferris' vest/tee pairing has become such an iconic look, that when shopping for a Ferris Bueller Halloween costume, that's what you're gonna get.


More about Marshall Field's

Journey with us to 1923, when this Chicago-based department store (acquired by Macy’s in 2005) set up a makeshift movie theatre in its book department.

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