Remade concert tees are a hit with stars from Lara Flynn Boyle to Winona Ryder

By Alice M. Lee
Updated August 11, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

That ’70s and ’80s rock & roll staple — the band T-shirt — is back. Ripped, rhinestoned, or sequined, they’ve landed on the pages of fashion mags and been spotted on glam girls like Lara Flynn Boyle, who wore an eye-catching Bob Seger shirt to the Golden Globes. Labels like R.H. Vintage at Ron Herman/Fred Segal in L.A. offer hand-decorated shirts from $300 to $800, while national chain Urban Outfitters’ $30-80 shirts feature faves like Blondie and Aerosmith. ”T-shirts for bands like Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, and Metallica are really popular,” notes Stefani Greenfield, co-owner of Scoop NYC, the shop that launched Charlotte Ronson’s C. Ronson label. Ronson, 22, who transforms thrift-store finds with studs and leather laces, counts her DJ sibs Samantha and Mark among her fans, as well as Famke Janssen, Gwen Stefani, and Winona Ryder. Retro-rock tees aren’t much of a stretch — she got her start designing tour shirts for stepdad Mick Jones’ band, Foreigner. The shirts ”bring back certain memories, like a first date or a first kiss,” she says. Her favorites? ”Foreigner shirts, of course.”