When designer Rachel Roy famously wore silk pajamas on the red carpet of a film premier last August, fashionistas were agape. “Pajamas outside of the house? I’d never!” And while I did think the head-to-toe pajama look was a bit much with Manolos, I had to remind myself there was a time when I wore silk pajama pants on a near daily basis, but that was back in the late 80’s! Who knew I was ahead of my time? Or maybe Rachel is just testing the waters a few decades too late. I used to wear antique English silk patterned pajama bottoms with jackets or sweaters with my “granny” or combat boots and thought I looked pretty sleek. I knew I was on to something when my friends started copying me. Now, the question remains…would I do that today? I have to say, probably not, but the question was raised and tested in today’s NY Post.
The author, Kristen Fleming, road-tested a pair of Madewell silk p.j.’s for a day on the streets of Manhattan, to the office and out for after-work cocktails. You must read the article Would you wear PJs on the street?to see the comments New Yorkers and tourists made. I was a little surprised since after all, we are talking about New York where nothing seems too outrageous. Especially when ut comes to fashion. What do you think? Is this trend a go or an epic fail? I know I for one am bummed I got rid of my silk pajama bottoms long ago. Then again, I’m not sure I would go there again anyway.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
Source & Photos: NY Post
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