Tag Archives: Dresses

PRETTY PEPLUMS

Jason Wu Peplum Illustration

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.

Band Of Outsiders

Alice & Olivia

Alice & Olivia

Alice & Olivia

DKNY

DKNY

Rebecca Minkoff

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…

evolution of the Peplum in 20th Century

Thanks to Christian Dior and his support in “The New Deal,” the Peplum found a sure place in American Fashion in 1947.

Dior New Look

Dior's Peplum

Dior's Peplum

Fashion forward ladies as well as some well styled celebrities have been spotted sporting a Peplum, everywhere from the streets to the red carpet.


Especially loving Liv Tyler in Stella Mccartney and Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli!

From Spring 2011, Jill Sander brought us…

Jill Sander dress on the pages of Elle

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.

Dare To Flare

Vogue's Dare To Flare (click for whole story)

Then just for kicks, here are a few Peplum adorned ensembles from back in the day.

French Magazine Le Follet, 1855

Early 1900's American dresses "Ragtime Era"

Parisian fashions of Paul Poiret and Jeanne Paquin circa 1913

American "Ragtime Era" Dresses

Parisian Femina covers below are from October 1913 and January 1914

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.

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The Magical Time Has Come… Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday 2011 Window Displays!

The Red Feathered Seductress Window

Never one to disappoint, Bergdorf’s did an outstanding job with this Holiday Season’s windows. Each display was simply breath taking and the amount of detail put into each aspect was awe-inspiring. They had a lovely theme of animals which is perfectly nolstalgic and classic- simply ideal for Christmas. The creation of each animal was directly motivated by the concept of the specific designer dress, at the forefront of each window.

The Golden Goddess Window

The Paper Princess Window

The Porky Pine

This window consists of paper and paper only. The craftmanship is unbelievable.

Sword Fish

Rooster

The Sea Muse Window

The White Beaded Snow Princess Window

A serenely gorgeous rendition of a lovely beauty dressed in white, surrounded by her enchanted animal friends. The display wouldn’t be complete without the champagne popping monkey, but my favorite creature has to be the tea cup balancing seal.

The Silver Mirrored Lady

The Wooden Window

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