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On ' American Horror Story: Hotel ,' the residents of the titular Hotel, the Cortez, all have one thing in common: instantly iconic style choices. (Sorry, make that two things -- because they also most definitely are all complicit in murder, too.)
Led by the (literally) timeless beauty The Countess ( Lady Gaga ), each and every member of the 'Hotel' cast -- from the bartender to the maid to the dead junkie ghost -- sport some pretty iconic looks from multiple 20th century decades.
- Those creepy vampire kids Frank Ockenfels/FX
Why has The Countess moved into the 21st century, while her creepy demon hellspawn vampire children stay clad in puritanical black-and-white formal wear from, like, 1914? Can't she take them to Gap Kids?
- Hazel Evers Frank Ockenfels/FX
The worst part about being a ghost? Being stuck in the same outfit for all of eternity. Unfortunately for Hazel, her eternity will now be spent in a 1930s maid uniform. Yikes.
- Det. John Lowe Frank Ockenfels/FX
He wears the same dang outfit every day. There's nothing wrong with a jacket and tie ensemble -- and Bentley is gorgeous, and pulls it off well -- but this is the Hotel Cortez. Go wild or go home. (Seriously, John -- GO HOME! What are you even still doing there?!)
- Hypodermic Sally Frank Ockenfels/FX
It's not Sally's fault that she died in something a 'Rent' understudy left at The Viper Room in 1993, and is stuck wearing it for eternity. But still.
- Tristan Duffy
Unlike Sally, Tristan has no excuse for his 'forever stuck in the late '80s/'90s' fashion choices. We're sorry he died but not sorry that Wittrock will now be rocking iconic old Hollywood looks instead of emo streaks and glam-rock suits.
- James Patrick March Frank Ockenfels/FX
Again, it's hard to put the ghosts on here, since it's a sort-of established rule that ghosts wear the same thing for the rest of eternity. March's 1930s-era suits are nice, but there isn't a whole lot of variety to work with, so on the lower end of this list he goes.
- Alex Lowe Frank Ockenfels/FX
Alex's transition from high-falutin' modern doctor to goth-glam governess is 100 percent working for me.
- Iris Frank Ockenfels/FX
Iris, much like multiple other characters on this series, is stuck in the past -- but at least she changes up the wardrobe, and the patterned '70s look just really works for her.
- Will Drake Frank Ockenfels/FX
If Will Drake had more screen time, he'd probably be higher on this list -- being a major fashion designer, the dude knows his menswear. Those trench coats and scarves are fantastic.
- Ramona Royale Frank Ockenfels/FX
Much like Will Drake, Ramona has experienced a criminal lack of screen time -- but when she is around, her disco attire is a series highlight. She's managed to effortlessly combine her history in the '70s with the trends of today, and of course, everything she rocks looks incredibly sexy. She's Angela Bassett , after all.
- Donovan Frank Ockenfels/FX
Whether it's an '80s power suit, a sleek leather jacket over a hoodie, or a flowing robe barely covering his masculine briefs, Bomer's character is a fashion powerhouse each and every week. Boom.
- The Countess Frank Ockenfels/FX
Obviously, Gaga's Countess is the one to beat. Sure, she's the only character who has been incredibly wealthy across multiple decades, so she has a bit of an unfair advantage, but still -- you can't deny that she rocks some of the greatest ensembles we've ever seen on this series . 1930s lingerie? Fantastic. '70s disco gowns? Amazing. Modern-day couture? You get the picture. She does it all, and she does it well.
- Liz Taylor Frank Ockenfels/FX
Was anyone else ever going to be number one? Sure, The Countess has great wealth at her disposal and therefore can pick out some out-of-this-world couture, but in Halloweens to come we'd reckon you'll see a whole lot more bald heads and flowing robes over slip dresses than anything else. Denis O'Hare and the 'AHS' team created an instant classic with this character, and we have a feeling her looks will be copied until the end of time.