Who Wears the Pants in the Family?

October 14, 2007 • Magazine

Who Wears the Pants in the Family?

Who Wears the Pants in the Family?

Sun, 2007-10-14 10:00

Thomas Kikis

After a night of being my sister’s +1 to yet another Fashion Week after-party, we knew it was time (3 am) to go home. With the party location just blocks away from my apartment, she decided to stay over.

The next morning she woke up and paced around my room trying to figure out what she could possibly wear to work that day. Since we were with her coworkers the night before, the outfit she had wasn’t an option. Besides, the VP of finance was coming in for a meeting – her high-waisted DVF shorts weren’t going to make the cut. At 8:28 am Saks was definitely not open. I wondered if the deli downstairs had been hiding a size 2 dress behind the counter that she could possibly borrow…

As if in a thrift store, she sifted through my clothing until finally coming up with a sensible outfit. Working with what little I had to offer, she chose my navy blue Ralph Lauren cardigan and a pair of oatmeal brown wool Trovata pants. I typically wear the cardigan with a button down and tie, she instead wore it alone and added a Dior Homme necklace she found on my nightstand. My Trovata pants, which on me fit narrow and slim, on her were transformed into loose trousers as they slouched on her hips. The attention to detail the Trovata boys put in their pieces, both on the inside and out, worked to her advantage as their flamboyant silk lining was beautifully exposed once she rolled over the waistline for a snugger fit. Also in her favor were her 5-inch platform YSL penny loafers, which helped compensate for our difference in height and inseam. At 8:45, she was off to work and her words, she was “like, completely obsessed� with her (my) outfit.

Fashion week had made an impact. The shrunken vests showcased by Rag & Bone, the highly coveted Balenciaga blazers, and the most inventive yet effortless suits sent down the runway by Narciso Rodriguez had all inspired her. This fall, women are bound to dress a little bit more like their younger brothers, which in my opinion won’t be such a bad thing.

1. Balenciaga Fall 07, style.com
2. Rag & Bone Fall 07, style.com
3. Narciso Rodriguez Fall 07, style.com
4. See by Chloe High Waisted Pants net-a-porter.com
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Shrunken Box Jacket net-a-porter.com
6. Yves Saint Laurent Black ‘New VIP’ Platform Loafers bluefly.com
7. Juicy Couture Silk Tuxedo Tunic neimanmarcus.com
8. JCrew Double-faced Wool Lexington Jacket jcrew.com

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