February 13, 2001 New York
Remember the snobby seniors who never gave you the time of day? They were all there, if considerably less menacing now in their flannel coat-dresses, double-breasted navy wool coats and perky Fair Isle blouses. Also on hand were the moody Ally Sheedy types, hidden under layers of black corduroy, textured prairie skirts in need of a wash and shrunken blazers stolen from someone else's boyfriend. More outgoing types identified with the girls who dared to wear blue plastic trapeze dresses, tie-dyed tees, miniature shorts and striped turtlenecks.
Smith succeeded in mixing and matching an assortment of references into an eclectic postmodern wardrobe that evoked plenty of all-too-familiar memories but still managed to look absolutely fresh and new.