I had a feeling they were on their way back, and from the looks of Pre-Fall 2012, I can definitely say (with some enthusiasm!) that peplums are having a moment.
Leather AND Peplum? Yes Please!
The brave Peplum has been around since the Greeks starting dressing themselves instead of running around naked, but mid-century, we saw a sure rebirth of the flounced strip of fabric attached at the waistline which adds a little sass to any outfit.
Here’s a helpful timeline of the peplum’s evolution in the 20th century…
Thanks to Christian Dior and his support in “The New Deal,” the Peplum found a sure place in American Fashion in 1947.
Especially loving Liv Tyler in Stella Mccartney and Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli!
From Spring 2011, Jill Sander brought us…
And American Vogue featured a whole story dedicated entirely to peplum detailed ensembles. Fabulous Fashion Editor Camilla Nickerson and Photographer Craig McDean brought the trend to life.
Then just for kicks, here are a few Peplum adorned ensembles from back in the day.
Wonder when us Americans began copying the always chic Parisians? Though are we to blame? The French have always seemed to be a step ahead or two.