|Paris Vogue’s Emmanuelle Alt (front of the line) and one of her minions work white jeans in Paris’ chilly February air.|
Today is Labor Day. For some, this day marks a return to school studies. For others, like myself, it usually marks the time of year the whites (shoes, pants, skirts) are relegated to the rear of the closet until some time near the end of next May. It’s been a fashion unspoken rule adhered to as strictly as “never wear stockings with open-toed shoes”. So imagine my dazed and confused state when I spied the fashion doyenne, Emmanuelle Alt (the Paris VogueEmmanuelle Alt), wearing (gasp!) white jeans in February. Leave it to her ALTerior trail blazing nature to take an ancient fashion “must not” and smash it to bits.
|Paired with one of this A/W’s animal prints
and black boots, white jeans rock.
As seen here (again) on Emmanuelle Alt.
|Alt’s winter wardrobe includes sky high
ultra feline black booties and quilted thigh
grazing jackets to compliment her white jeans.
|Kate Moss uses animal print, a grey sweater
and a fringed bag with black boots
to offset her whities.
Sarah Jessica Parker shows herself to be a fan of the white jean after Labor Day. Two of her three takes (below) work for me. #1:The rolled cuff with the pointy single sole pump and longer coat is very 16th arondissment. #2:The riding boot with the sweater, vest, and fingerless gloves delivers unashamed country chic. But #3: the last take, a longer oversized belted sweater, massive scarf and desert boots in neutral tones (with a neon bag?) just reads schloppy.