Reconsidering The Pantsuit
As far as I can tell, the evolution of pants over the past couple years seems to have gone something like this: skinny, very skinny, legging-like, leggings, and then, of course, to utter extinction, with no pants at all. But like death and taxes, you can also rely on the fashion pendulum’s reverse swing. This past weekend, the pantsuit seemed to have a flickery moment of life. First there was Junya Watanabe’s show, in which the smartest and freshest looks were those with slim (but still bona fide) pants worn with very tailored jackets. Barneys New York’s Julie Gilhart immediately pronounced herself a fan. Then yesterday at Givenchy, Vogue Nippon‘s front-row bellwether Anna Dello Russo arrived in characteristically impeccable form in a cream-colored jacket and trousers from Riccardo Tisci’s Fall collection. Starting to feel it yet?