While tie-dyed shirts, leather sandals and peasant skirts might be the rage in upstate New York this weekend at the 25th anniversary of Woodstock, the Nineties counterculture music fest--Lollapalooza--reflects today's anti-fashion fashion statements.
Some 25,000 young music fans converged on Randall's Island in New York City last weekend for the fifth annual alternative music festival, many of them in baby-doll dresses and baby Ts.
Perhaps inspired by Courtney Love, lead singer of the punk rock band Hole and the widow of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain (she made a surprise performance at Friday's show), many young women in the crowd sported the "riot grrrl" look that's emanated from the West Coast--an ironic combination of tough footwear such as combat boots with innocent baby-doll dresses, knee socks and colorful mini-barrettes.
Seattle-inspired grunge wear--last year's fashion rage--has been updated by the modern music set. Flannel shirts, ripped jeans and cutoffs were mixed with reminders of the late Seventies, such as Puma and Adidas sneakers and athletic shirts. Overalls and oversized work jeans were modernized with baby Ts, and camouflage looks were hot, too. And, of course, the baby knapsack was omnipresent.

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