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Kate MossKate Moss walks for Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis, November 3, 1992

Playlist: When Marc Jacobs took grunge to the mainstream

His 1992 collection for Perry Ellis graced Kate Moss, was featured in a Sonic Youth video – and Courtney Love set it on fire

In 1992, the sound and style of grunge truly collided via Marc Jacobs and his seminal SS93 collection for Perry Ellis – the show that promptly got him fired. With its Dr Martens, plaid shirts and baggy nightdresses, the collection took the style of a subculture and reworked it for the runway. Yet when Jacobs sent the collection to Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, they weren't so enamoured. “Do you know what we did with it?” Love said in 2010. “We burned it. We were punkers – we didn’t like that kind of thing.” Sonic Youth, however, embraced the line, with the runway show appearing in their video for "Sugar Kane" (also featuring Chloe Sevigny). To celebrate Jacobs’ collection, we’ve put together a playlist that embodies the scuzzy, distortion-heavy sound of the year it came out of.