Grunge is-or was- a huge cultural movement that swept through the country in the early 90's. It was largely made famous by bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains. It wasnt only the music of grunge that made a statement, it was also the bands' getups. Kurt Cobain with his fuzzy mohair sweater, ripped dirty jeans, unwashed hair, huge flannel shirts and working boots-was perhaps the most copied. He inspired a collection that Marc Jacobs designed for Perry Ellis in, what was it? 92 or 93? Also on the runway were babydoll dress made infamous by rockers like Courtney Love (who referred to her style as Kinderwhore) Now I happened to HATE high-fashion grunge. I think Marc looked like a moron and a poser, other people however cant get enough of it. No, Mary kate Olsen and Kate Moss ARENT grunge. Even though they go out of their way to look laid back and off the wall, there is someone behind the scenes putting ALOT of effort into those outfits! All in all, grunge is dead. The whole commercial aspect behind it was always lame to me. It was never more than just the music for me, not $500 flannel coats from Marc Jacobs!