Great article in the New York Times style section today about "The Newly Uptight" fashions. Some highlights from the article:
In collections for fall that American designers plan to present starting on Friday, when another Fashion Week begins in New York, many will jettison the baby-doll dresses, the thigh-high skirts and the disco boots of the spirited Warhol years — touchstones of recent seasons — in favor of a meticulously tailored look that evokes the White House years of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Some find the moment bracing. “I’m thrilled that Grace Kelly is being talked about in fashion circles,” said David Wolfe, the creative director of the Doneger Group, which forecasts fashion and retail trends. Mr. Wolfe noted that repeated references to Kelly and her fastidious contemporaries were “absolutely without irony.” “That’s what makes them so exciting,” he said. In reviving fashion archetypes like the little beige dress, the circle skirt and the princess-seamed coat, “we’re enabling people to recognize quality, and maybe to develop personal taste instead of hiring a stylist.”
I say, Amen to that! Maybe this will encourage young Hollywood to buy some damn pants already.