"Once upon a time, women got married and cut their hair and wore shirtdresses, or donned suits with skirts to the knee to show they were Serious, and stopped revealing lots of skin. Once upon a time, children wore smocked dresses and knee-socks and stripy polka-dot playsuits. Now playsuits are a trend of the season – see Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Mulberry, even the extremely sophisticated Bottega Veneta – and I am considering wearing a pair of Kurt Geiger’s men’s wear-inspired over-the-knee-socks to a cocktail fundraiser I’m attending in Paris. And believe me, I’m not one of those funky-type grown-ups. Meanwhile, this month’s American Vogue features Kate Hudson and her four-year-old son in matching black-and-white plaid outfits." - Vanessa Friedman, on the closing of the generational gap in terms of fashion, in the Financial Times.
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