In the early ’90s, Marc Jacobs was a young designer working under the label Perry Ellis. And while he had received accolades and awards as a fashion design student at Parsons, his Spring 1993 “Grunge” collection presented under Ellis’s name was lambasted by critics and ultimately got Jacobs fired.
Marc Jacobs announced in a press release that he’d be bringing back looks from the iconic collection — not just looking to them for inspiration, but actually reissuing the pieces he initially designed for Perry Ellis under his own eponymous label. That means that 26 looks, including ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, all made in the original fabrics, prints and embroideries, will be available for purchase starting November 15 online and in Marc Jacobs stores. A campaign shot by Juergen Teller featuring the collection will debut in December.
“The ‘Grunge’ collection epitomized the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise,” Jacobs said in a release.