The passing of producer/writer/director John Hughes at age 59 has left us both sad and very nostalgic.

To the man responsible for some of the most iconic films of all-time: "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Home Alone," just to name a few -- we simply say, thank you.

Hughes' famous films brought us some of the most memorable characters, style moments and hilarious one-liners ever -- from Molly Ringwald's rich-kids-won't-keep-me-down polka-dot prom dress in "Pretty in Pink" to every girl's dream-guy-in-plaid, Jake Ryan in "Sixteen Candles," and of course, the mind-numbing call of "Bueller ... ?"

We loved them because we were them. Whether you related to the popular girl or the rich kid, the geeky outcast or the slacker weirdo, the tomboy, the jock, the cool guy or the kid left behind on Christmas while your entire family goes to Florida (okay, maybe not that one), who hasn't identified with at least one, if not several, of Hughes' characters?

From Andie's amazing homemade ensembles to John Bender's fingerless gloves, here's a look at some of our favorite Hughes-movie style moments.,feedConfig,entry&id=686142&pid=686141&uts=1249678705
John Hughes - Iconic 80s Movie Style
John Hughes' movies helped define the decade's style, and now, they'll forever help us remember.
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John Hughes - Iconic 80s Style Movie Moments

    Sixteen Candles It's a Samantha/Jake/Farmer Ted love triangle! Samantha's cut-up sweatshirts, wooden bangle bracelets, funky hats and layered slips spawned fashion copycats all across the US. "I love a girl in a hat. So...Vogue." -- Farmer Ted in Sixteen Candles, speaking about Samantha.

    Sixteen Candles But in the end she gets hunky Jake Ryan! And the geek gets with the prom queen Caroline in the back of a Rolls Royce! Caroline: "You're in the parking lot in front of my church." Ted: "You own a church?"

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    Sixteen Candles Every girl's '80s dream guy -- Jake Ryan! Those plaid, lumberjack shirts, tight cargo pants and brown lace-up boots made us swoon. Jake: "Happy birthday, Samantha. Make a wish." Sam: "It already came true."

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    The Breakfast Club What can we say? Perhaps the most iconic Hughes film, "The Breakfast Club" uncovered the subtle nuances of high school, where it's more than just being "cool" or "uncool". Plus, Simple Minds singing the unforgettable theme song! "You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal." -- Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall)

    The Breakfast Club Popular girl Claire (Molly Ringwald, in a fantastic leather belt) sizes up basket case Allison (Ally Sheedy). We'll never forget Claire's amazing brown leather boots and preppy '80s skirt/blouse combo, or Allison's shaggy, unkempt hair and dirty Converse (iconic '80s slacker style!) "You never know when you need to jam." -- Allison, referring to her giant bag filled with random crap.

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    The Breakfast Club The jock and the basket case have a love match! Post makeover, of course. All it took was pulling her hair off her face, ditching the black cloak and a little eyeliner from Claire. "Well, you you mind telling me how you know all this about me?" -- Andrew Clark, after Allison spouts out his vital statistics. ""I stole your wallet." -- Allison

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    The Breakfast Club John Bender, one of the best bad-boy characters of all time and one of the most rad dressers. Sleeveless plaid shirt over a thermal and black leather fingerless gloves, plus motorcycle boots, a long trench coat and a silver hoop earring! (Which nicely complements Claire's diamond at the end!) "Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?" -- John, to principal Vernon.

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    Weird Science Every geek's dream -- upload stats to a computer and pop out the perfect woman! Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchel-Smith) hit the jackpot with super-babe Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Wyatt: "Do you think Lisa's having a good time?" Gary: "Lisa could have a good time at an insurance seminar, Wyatt."

    Weird Science Kelly LeBrock -- the '80s archetype of the perfect woman. Love the big hair, the glossy lips and big sparkly jackets worn throughout the entire film. "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?" -- Lisa

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    Pretty in Pink Andie (Molly Ringwald) falls for rich kid Blane (Andrew McCarthy) much to the dismay of her BFF Duckie (John Cryer), who is in love with her. "His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!" -- Duckie