In S1E7, Lorelai is helping Rory decide what to wear for their movie night with Dean. Lorelai tells her, “Dab on some lip gloss, clear but fruity, maybe a little mascara. Wear your hair down and your attitude high!” Rory exclaims, “You’re like a crazy Elsa Klensch!”
Elsa Klensch was a journalist who hosted a CNN show called “Style with Elsa Klensch” from 1980 to 2001. She was a pioneer in the world of television fashion segments, often traveling to international fashion capitals for her reporting.