Gisele Bundchen for Esprit Fall 2015 Campaign

And we fall for it every time. Today, the razzle-dazzle of advertising, media, and celebrities is too much for the Fashion Victim to resist. We know about every trend; we want every new trend. The sad thing is that we don’t recognize their absurdity until after they’ve passed their peak. Millennia have passed. But still, fashion is the Pied Piper, and we For a fleeting moment in 1999, the poncho was fashion’s golden child. The slouchy armless sweaters from the seventies first resurfaced in the fall shows of several designers, including Louis Vuitton, Anna Sui, and Ralph Lauren. A handful of perceptive boutique owners cashed in early on, stocking $250-and-up handknits. Chic ladies snatched up the newfangled ponchos and paired them with tapered jeans, leather pants, pencil skirts, and stiletto booties. It didn’t matter that the blanketlike wraps severely obstructed one’s arm movements or that when tented beneath several pounds of itchy wool, body heat tends to escalate to ovenlike temperatures. Ponchos, for the moment, looked marvelously cute.Sportswear influence | Trending: Updated Athletics | Pinterest Bestcelebritystyle

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