Fall 2000 Ready-to-Wear
February 10, 2000 New York
"American Gothic" was the theme for Wink's '80s-inspired collection, which included direct references to such pop-culture icons as The Smiths. T-shirts and leggings were inscribed with "Bigmouth Strikes Again" in bold letters; dark, loose coats, reminiscent of Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Clubwere worn with zip pants and flat ankle boots. There were also pleated skirts, low-waisted sweatshirt dresses and satin-cuffed jeansideal urban-combat gear. The show ended with a navy-washed strapless dressthe one that the bad, pretty girl, who in junior high smoked in between classes, would have worn to the prom.