Marc Jacobs glamourized grunge in 1992 by sending waiflike models down the Perry Ellis runway in oversized flannel shirts, cashmere long johns and combat boots.
That collection shook the hallowed halls of high fashion, and while it may have gotten Jacobs fired, the looks changed the way the world saw street style.
Girls raided their brothers’ closets for khaki cargo pants and red-striped wool socks, while guys sought out hardware stores for cheap checked jackets and overalls.
Those who coveted Kurt Cobain’s closet have since grown up — and so have the clothes. Cargos are now skinny; flannel shirts fit the torso; chokers can be worn at a cocktail; and Docs have heels.
The shapes are more flattering but the rebel feel is still the same. Rock on, Marc.
|Bullet Choker, $880, Lia Sophia, www.liasophia.ca.|
|Double-Weave Boyfriend Shirt, $29.50, Old Navy.|
|Panther Cargos, $220, Fidelity Denim, Over the Rainbow.|
|Diva Viviana Desert Boot, $165, Dr. Martens.|