The ’60s have always been incredibly influential to my style. Pre-dating my University days, my wardrobe consisted of mod a-line dresses, pussy bow blouses and the cat-eye–both in frame and eyeliner. Although my womenswear selections have since deviated from their patent-heeled counterpart, I find subtle hints of the decade seeping their way back in. Take these Topshop sock booties, which you’ve now become accustomed to on the blog, or this eyelet ring-style romper from Zara worn atop an exaggerated sleeved white mock neck knit (again… Zara).

Today, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele could be sworn in as a contemporary Pierre Cardin, designing pieces throughout his last three collections for the design house that prompted show-goers to reminisce over a time of exaggerated silhouettes, often ignoring of the female form. His current creations evoking ’60s and ’70s nostalgia, infusing new vibes from the two decades and defining a retro rebellion.

Of course, Zara being the fast-fashion-inspired-by-high-fashion machine that it is, had to conceptualize their own version. But for now, if it enables me to transpose myself into the time–alike Angie and Brad in Steven Klein’s badass interpretation of the nuclear family for W Mag (see here)–then I succumb.

Images: Matteo D’Agostino

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This is an excerpt from the article À La Pierre Cardin which originally appeared on