Return to Peasantville

PRODUCT Peasant blouses HOW IT STARTED Tom Ford showed one last winter, to great success JUDGMENT Great in March; may be overplayed by June

When creating their lines for spring, it seems fashion designers unanimously concluded that this was the moment to update the peasant blouse. As stores stock up for warmer weather, the garment will soon become ubiquitous (Julia Roberts, Janet Jackson and Calista Flockhart have already been spotted wearing them). In shape and color, the tops hark back to the hippie era. Loose and unstructured, they come mainly in white and pastels, often with embroidery. In detail and fabric,...

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