In terms of iconic ready-to-wear collections, Marc Jacobs’s Spring 1993 offering for Perry Ellis ranks high on the list of those that drastically changed the fashion landscape. Instead of sticking to the clean designs that were in vogue at that time, Jacobs tapped the energy of the grunge and punk scene instead, sending out clothes that were decidedly dressed down and shockingly unpolished. (It was such new territory that it eventually got him fired from the label.)
One can’t deny the show was ground-breaking. With supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Carla Bruni, and Christy Turlington all walking down the catwalk in slip dresses and combat boots, the presentation made the case for edgy, street-driven looks before streetwear was even a thing—and now one of the show’s original supers is bringing that aesthetic back.
Following recent news that Jacobs is re-releasing that same Perry Ellis collection this month — 26 looks will be recreated and sold — Campbell took to Instagram to share an ultimate fashion throwback of herself in the same exact look she originally wore on the runway more than two decades ago. (And she’s never looked better, FYI.) Look 62 was a black and yellow printed wrap dress styled over a white top and finished with leather Dr. Marten boots. A rainbow-striped beanie gave it that artfully clashed feel. As Campbell so masterfully shows here, the outfit was good then — but it’s even more relevant now.