I’m not the first person to write about the recent return of veils.
But this season there’s been so much of it, in so many places, I had to wonder — what exactly is this about?
Mystery? Mourning? The Middle East?
When I tried to pinpoint the origin of the idea, my first thought was of a ubiquitous fashion world presence… The amazing Diane Pernet.
I’ve been obsessed with the blogger/filmmaker/former designer for years. She’s a Grande Doyenne in the Monde du Mode, and she cuts a striking figure – swathed in layers of black and perpetually veiled.
But if Diane’s look is a little strong for your taste, never fear! This trend isn’t limited to the extreme.
These little, easy-to-wear shorties will give you your fix -
British millners Bernstock Speirs introduced their amazing veiled beanies in 2010.
And boom! The veiled cap is everywhere.
Happily, the style lends itself to DIY creativity. Check out these self-styled beauties being rocked this season by none other than my favorite model, Andre J -
Me next! I’m hitting a cap vendor on 14th street tomorrow –
Nothing like a bit of veiled mystery to spice up the sub zero temps!