Monday, September 21, 2009

Peter Pan for Girlz

My four-year-old son has been telling me that he’d like to move to Neverland and bring his mum and dad with him.

Hmmm . . . a possibility, but are girls permitted to stay in Neverland?

If I recall, and I may be mis-remembering, the closest girls can come to living with Peter Pan is choosing a Peter Pan collar to wear. And I think I’ve outgrown that look.

But hold that thought!

For here’s L’Wren Scott’s fall collection, with a pretty-in-pink “headmistress” dress punctuated with . . . a Peter Pan collar!

The difference here is that the collar is spread in an almost boatneck iteration, while the dress itself is classic Scott: long, lean, and curve enhancing. There’s not a hint of Lolita style here (to introduce a different text); indeed, this dress is completely grown up.

So: is this not a fabulous feminist revision of a “difficult” text? A grown-up Peter Pan (collar) that women can live with happily?

And for those gentle readers for whom C Z Guest is a stylish reference, Scott's dress does indeed recall this pretty, preppy look.

10 comments:

Belle de Ville said...

Beautiful dress. Even at my advanced age I would wear it in navy blue or a more neutral color.
I couldn't pull off cotton candy pink and a peter pan color in the same dress.

WendyB said...

That's so funny -- it's very sweet of your son to want to take you along.

LPC said...

To say nothing of the Peter Pan thing going on on Mad Men these days...

*gemmifer* said...

Before I even read the prior comments I was thinking that this look is totally Mad Men!

Make Do Style said...

You luck is in he loves you and wants to take you!

Gosh I do love that L'Wren dress - gorgeous.

wild thyme flowers said...

Very nice indeed. The dress is so pretty AND grownup. I think it's a great "let's have lunch at the fanciest restaurant in town" kind of dress. On my last visit to NYC I treated myself to a meal at Le Grenouille- where I learned that lunch is a very dressed up affair. I really wish I had had a dress like this for that occasion. Instead I kind of slunked in the corner feeling not quite dressed up enough. On a side note, the service and food was splendid.

Mardel said...

I think this is a much more modern and wearable peter pan than what is going on in mad men. I would love to wear that dress, even that shade of pink, although I haven't worn much pink for years.

Mary-Laure said...

Oh that Peter Pan collar! I WANT IT!

enc said...

I'm the least girly girl I know, but I'd wear this Peter Pan dress in an instant, even if it meant I was thrown out of Neverland. Or allowed to stay in. I don't care where I am, I'd love to wear that dress.

La Belette Rouge said...

My mother had a friend who went to a Ivy girls school and this woman, for as long as I have known her, has never abandoned her Peter Pan collar. She is a bit of a puella eternus. Somehow even at 70 her collar, pixy cut and pearls really work for her. But there is nothing Lolita about her.