At Thursday’s screening of Nymphomaniac, more than 50 percent of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s body was swaddled in vinyl and patent leather from Nicolas Ghesquière’s first showing for Louis Vuitton. Yet we’re writing about the sweater vest covering her other less-than-half. Maybe this is what maturity feels like.
Mirror-like finishes have never failed to distract us before, but the sudden, weirdly self-conscious popularity of dressing like you’re not special means we’ve got mom jeans and New Balances on the brain more than usual. “Sleeveless knits are totally something Obama would wear to watch Cosmos with Michelle and the girls,” we tried to reason. But where’s the fun in pairing an armless jumper with high-waisted khakis? The pageantry?
Normcore can go die in a nondescript hole for all we care, because a sweater vest looks far cooler with shiny cowhide joggers Kanye probably invented or TTH-style patchwork jeans than with Theodore Twombly pants. (No offense, Spike Jonze.) Also, this may be the first and only instance in which Steve Urkel is preferable to Steve Jobs, so take that knowledge and run with it.
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