J. Crew's current ads are full of colorful Italian cashmeres and handsome men in handsome tweeds. But twenty-three years ago? Life was definitely simpler. J. Crew's summer 1989 ad campaign consisted solely of a woman in a clean, white one-piece, with a wisp of white organza tied around her ponytail, plus a coupon to mail in for their 100-page catalog. Not an Austrian crystal bangle nor a leopard print haircalf satchel in sight.