Marc by Marc Jacobs
February 12, 2001 New York
Wallflowers, beware: To a blaring soundtrack by the Cure, Jacobs' girls stormed the runway wearing super-tight, faded and striped jeans, fitted military overcoats, graffiti-printed sweats and T-shirts, flocked miniskirts and no-nonsense olive parkas.
It's the kind of look that has made headlines in London for the last few seasons, but Jacobs added preppy elements to the mix, like varsity bomber jackets, rugby shirts, skinny ties and corduroy jackets, all layered haphazardly. Even the girliest clothescherry-print ruffle skirts, wool felt school blazers and a floral peplum dresslooked modern and tough when worn with triple-layered elastic belts and chunky ankle booties.