Even the model’s stance suggests she can’t believe we’re putting $ on something that women (with style reminiscent of Jane Birkin’s, circa late ’60s-early ’70s) have always had on heavy rotation. We can imagine them saying nonchalantly, “Seriously? This old thing?” Yup. Seriously. Because this “old” thing is going to be something – courtesy of Celine’s Hedi Slimane for Resort. Unlike the Breton tee, the cami – specifically with ribbon-thin shoulder straps, a V-neck and equally thin stripes – hasn’t been widely worn the way it was in the ’70s, ’90s and early 2000s. And no one appreciates a forgotten look like Slimane. This, in turn, might inspire others (from high end to high street) to turn this “old thing” into a ubiquitous, hot thing. H&M already has a scoop-neck version for $17.95.
The nearest stockist for Celine’s Triomphe’ Signature vest is in HK. It’s $480.
This story was first published on Her World’s Jan 2020 issue.