FASHION

Notes on iconic pieces: the capri pants.

July 12, 2017
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A signature style of the 1950’s the capri pants have been a symbol of modernity and emancipation. They were introduced by the Prussian designer Sonja de Lennart, who decided to cut her long trousers, as she felt that it was such a hot summer that season at Capri.

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1950s Car Photograph – Anita Ekberg, On Her Jaguar, Late 1950s by Everett

The style was an instant hit and hollywood’s most influential leading stars adored it. Audrey Hepburn made the capri pants an essential component of her style, wearing them in many of her films.
Others of course followed as the Capri trousers became a style that involved a new attitude to the self in an era when people wanted to look forward.

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Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina Foto : pa / Mary Evans Picture Library Ronald Grant Archive / Mary Evan 1954

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Marilyn Monroe is wearing her favourite black and white checkered cotton capri pants designed by Jax.

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The amazing Melina Mercouri and her timeless style.

Editor: Danai Dragonea

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