Things We Love: Hermes's Cool-Girl Take on Suiting

We love a good suit. And Wednesday at Hermes, designer Christophe Lemaire sent out plenty of great ones.
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We love a good suit. And Wednesday at Hermes, designer Christophe Lemaire sent out plenty of great ones.
Photo: Imaxtree

Photo: Imaxtree

We love a good suit. And Wednesday at Hermes, designer Christophe Lemaire sent out plenty of great ones. (Jared Leto, who was sitting across from us with his friend Terry Richardson, also seemed to like them.)

Since joining Hermes in 2010, Lemaire has carefully repositioned the brand's ready-to-wear to appeal to cool women. (Even if they can't afford those crocodile loafers, they're still pining after them.) Our favorite moments in suiting from the show:

Steph: If there ever was a "Steph" look to walk down the Paris runways, this one was it. I even nudged Lauren when it appeared, which is something only dorky fashion novices do, but screw it. (Digression: I actually sacrificed my dignity twice during this show -- the second time being when I shamelessly aimed my camera right at Jared Leto for a full 30 seconds to get a good shot. He waved in my general direction and gave a thumbs-up. I'm still not sure whether that was because I was being so painfully obvious or if he knew someone sitting near me. Sorry I'm not sorry.) Back to the outfit: The mannish yet tailored oversized pea coat, slim black pants and tidy-looking loafers are quietly strong, and the delicate gold necklace adds just the right feminine touch. But what really sent me over the edge was the combo of navy and black. No chicer pairing exists.

Lauren: First, let's talk about the hair, which was worn straight and pinned back at the ear. It made me want to grow out my already-growing-out bob. But aside from that, I was very into this particular suit, mostly because I loved the olive-colored wool, the relaxed tailoring, and the almost-mock turtleneck worn under it. And I must say, the molded black pumps could potentially turn me back onto heels, which I abandoned about six months ago. But to be fair, I loved the entire collection. So there's that, too.