For this week’s Friday Video Pick, we can’t help but select a video that captures the glitz and glam of a night out on the town. And because of our earlier post on ’80s nightlife for the working professional (and the New York City setting of many of the ’80s films that feature fast-track yuppies), this gem of a video seemed perfect! Filmed in NYC at the St. Regis, it combines signature ’80s fashion touches with a sophisticated sound and a nod to ’30s glamour.
As a little girl, I was drawn to the Cinderella-esque quality of this video. Not only is Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out” both catchy and classy, but the video’s premise of a hotel housekeeper who dreams of a romantic evening out is simple yet compelling.
Also compelling are the female hotel guest’s gold lame jacket and the metallic stripes on the black dress worn by the housekeeper as she “steps out”–don’t forget to note the accompanying cape!
British singer-songwriter Joe Jackson scored a hit with this 1982 song. Enjoy the video, and Happy Friday!