When I wrote about the head-to-toe denim look last week, I meant it when I said, “Never say never.” I figured most people would pass on the often-unflattering Texas Tuxedo look of jeans and a denim shirt, but that something more wearable would come along. It came along fast! Check out the sophisticated denim looks of the latest Acne/Lanvin collaboration.
The dress shown here is over $1,000 and the jacket over $2,000, but I’m sure all the fast-fashion chains will have inexpensive knockoffs before you know it. (UPDATED TO ADD: Knock yourself out here, but it looks like it’s worth every penny of $24.80 and not a cent more. And I got this denim dress last year but it’s no longer available.) As the look gets around, I wouldn’t be surprised by a revival of the denim jumpsuit trend that was big in 2001 after Jennifer Lopez wore a Frankie B. suit on the cover of her J. Lo album. Just last December, Lopez was slammed for slipping back into a denim onesie, but I say she was ahead of her time. One of the Beautiful People — actress, singer, model, blogger — will follow in her footsteps and the look will click. Laugh all you want, but remember the scorn heaped on leggings, harem pants and boyfriend jeans before those looks gained momentum. Once the eye adjusts, ugly turns into pretty damn desirable.
And that’s all the excuse I need to repost my favorite Jennifer Lopez clip. Hey, J. Lo, do you want to defend your outfit?