Versus: Multi-coloured dress

Versus: Multi-coloured dress

In 1990, Marc Jacobs was a promising designer under Perry Ellis’ label. The same year, the man who had become the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and his own label managed to inspire a whole generation with his glam grunge look: he took Seattle’s scruffy signature rock&roll clothes and gave them a twist with the help of famous models such as Chloë Sévigny, the Sonic Youth members or Kate Moss. One of his most elegant designs was a very light multi-coloured tunic, part of the 1990 S/S collection. Yet, this very feminine item was not an absolutely original idea: in the late Sixties Marc Bohan, the renown Dior designer, was responsible for many of Grace Kelly’s official outfits in Monaco. The late Princess was pictured in 1968 in an amazing multi-coloured tunic, just like the one in Jacobs for Perry Ellis clothing line.