Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thinking About Peplum Jackets

So as I was on the plane yesterday on the way to Jamaica and looking at the January issue of Vogue, I came across an article on peplum jackets called Dare to Flare.  I adore a peplum - really just about anything with any kind of flounce.  I loved the peplum that Miuccia Prada did a few seasons back.  It was sold on its own - just a lace peplum and you could add it to any outfit you fancied pepluming.  (Spell check is not loving that word!)

So the peplum is back.  Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Cristopher Kane and of course Raf Simon's technocolor peplum last season for Jil Sander - which is probably what really had everyone chasing the peplum hem this season.  

Pretty in peplum.  Raf Simons for Jil Sander Spring 2011.

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But one of the original masters of nip, tuck and peplum was Thierry Mugler. His futurarama power babes suits were the thing to wear in the 80s.  So I was thrilled when I found these two really wonderful examples for RARE vintage.  They are both very couture - not the usual Thierry Mugler suit you see in your usual vintage store.  The first is in a thin lightweight wool with a wave detail in silk on the jacket and on the skirt.  The jacket has a very fitted waist, sharp shoulders and a slight peplum. 

Our second Thierry Mugler ensemble also has a wave detail edged with teeny tiny black sequins along the collar, the bell sleeve, and on the seriously amazing peplum.

Crazy gorgeous right?!  Okay, now, I am in Jamaica.  Time to head down to the beach, lie in the sun (covered in sunblock, vintage scarf for my highlighted hair from Babe Paley at Round Hill era, hat - hopefully I will go back to New York with at least a glow!) and to day dream  about peplums...


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