Peter Som does Parisian ’60s mod

Peter Som

10:30 a.m. 
Here’s the thing: Fashion shows rarely start when they are supposed to, so editors factor this in when calculating their travel time. Only these days if you’re late, a slew of hungry bloggers and photographers will plop themselves on any open seat until they get busted, like the guy currently in my place at Peter Som. As soon as the “excuse me” flies out of my mouth, he’s up and moving along. That was easy.

Once settled, I notice the pretty blonde right across from me is in fact Carrie Underwood.  The next thing i notice — she’s not wearing any stockings with her blush dress. Ah, to have door-to-door car service. To her left is the very put-together Olivia Palermo in a white-and-black polka dot blouse and seriously stylin’ furry pumps.

The Clothes
Once the lights dim, we’re off to Paris in the ’60s. Models with coquettish messy hair and bangs pinned to the side (think: Jane Birkin’s innocent/sexy look in “La Piscine”) sprint down the runway to French disco. Their mod-inspired looks —  tailored wool dresses, leopard-print minis, fuzzy crop tops and printed peacoats cinched at the waist — are the perfect antidote to drab office attire. Then we hit the party scene, in say, St. Tropez? Flirty feather skirts, breezy chiffon dresses and one show-stopping floral floor-sweeper with train take center stage. They’re just what you want to pack in your bag when it’s time to escape the arctic temps and lounge poolside somewhere (see video below).

The Scene
On each showgoer’s seat is a box containing three Zoya nail lacquers that were used on the models backstage. It’s a sweet little surprise, although most editors act too cool to take a goodie bag.

Major Trends
Tailored dresses, feathers, layering with a white shirt, peacoats

What this will mean for your wardrobe
Get ready to wear feathers.


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