Lately it has become clear to me the monumental importance of the Women’s Outfit. It holds an otherworldly, hypnotic power over the internet scouring populace, the grocery store media, and the world.
Just look at the headlines sheeple.
Like an X-file gradually unravelling before my eyes, clues such as these have guided me towards a greater purpose. A narrow scope, if you will, to focus my hard-hitting journalistic skills on. The singular issue that matters; WHAT WOMEN ARE WEARING. As the American hero Caitlyn Jenner recently said,
That revelation along with the new mini-season of the X-files premiering spurred me to revisit the paranormal mystery that is Agent Dana Skully’s immense and immeasurable collection of polyester power suits.
I will pick right back up with S01 EP04.
In this Mulder-centric episode that is an early effort to add fodder to the X-Files canon, Skully blazes onto the screen sporting a frank little Navy number with bold shoulder-padding that really lets you know she’s a boss.
The case sees no fewer than four outfit changes from our leading lady, all power suits.
S01 EP05 is a classic monster of the week jam that deals with an icon of American folklore, the Jersey Devil. It also deals with a truly baffling amount of outfit changes from our beloved Dana Skully.
The first number on the shoulder pad express is navy number which she pairs with an eye-catching coral blouse. Props for keeping the buttons nice and done up.
Skully then shows up at her niece or nephew’s (wgaf) birthday wearing a suede vest atop a ribbed t-shirt.
We carry on the story to find Skully in yet another one of her suit sets, walking down some street like she means business.
Later she goes out on a date (which might be the only one ever in the X-Files,) wearing a lacy long sleeve that could have easily time travelled from H&M circa 2009.
Finally, we cap off the episode with Skully rocking two more padded suit jackets.
S01E06 opens with a serious question; Agent Skully, where do you find the space to house this colossal collection of power suits?
This question continues to bugger my mind as mystery presents further fuel.
The sheer bulk of them… I mean no more than 5 or 6 could really fit in any average sized closet or wardrobe…
…Yet the parade is seemingly endless.
Gillian Anderson was 24 years old during the first season of the X-Files. Lets assume Agent Skully was meant to be around the same age. We are to believe she hasn’t figured it all out as her scientific and ever reasoning mind is constantly being challenged by the paranormal and unexplainable. That being said, at 24 she has managed to trump the hardest part about being a woman, she always knows what to wear.