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It’s been 21 years since Perry Farrell founded Lollapalooza, and the sartorial scene at the most recent festival, held Aug. 3 to 5 in Chicago, has come full circle. Denim cutoffs, neon brights and boho dresses stole the show, along with a few pairs of Chuck Taylors and Dr. Martens for classic measure. As for the musicians, leading looks ranged from the ubiquitous rock-star black (Farrell, The Black Keys, Jack White) to hipster-trendy, like Chicago band Purple Apple, made up of three young teen songstresses and their very cool babysitter on drums.

This story first appeared in the August 8, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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