Here we have Carine Roitfeld, esteemed Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue and one of the world’s leaders in trend-setting, appearing in public sans son pantalon, as the French would say. This picture had us begging the question put best by nymag.com’s “The Cut”: “If Carine goes without pants, does that make it okay?” This is the very same question we asked ourselves when we first saw this photo, because although Lady Gaga and the S/S 2010 runways have been practically pushing the no-pants trend down our throats, we truly did not believe that it would ever become acceptable. And yet, here we have a woman who epitomizes French-chic (aka global-chic), seemingly pulling off the no-pants trend, in a lace bodysuit no less!!! *see previous posts about our obsession with lace. We think that Carine has officially opened the no-pants floodgates: where is this trend appropriate? Where might one buy an outfit that manages to work even without pants? What will our grandparents think?! The list goes on and on.
What do you think about the no-pants trend: Should it catch on? Will it catch on? And who can actually pull it off?