When MTV made the executive decision to turn True Life: I’m a Jersey Shore Girl into a full blown television show called, erm, The Jersey Shore, the universal reaction was, “but of course! Why didn’t this happen sooner!?!?”
When Phillip Lim launched a capsule collection of twelve signature Lim-silhouettes yesterday on his namesake website, my reaction erred more or less on the same side of that Shore-infiltrated coin. Why hadn’t the denim conoisseur (does anyone else remember the vest-cum-backpack of Spring 2012?) done something like this earlier?
I understand there are a handful of other examples I could have used to illustrate this point — the first time peanut butter and jelly got together, the first time someone (Jenna Lyons?) thought to make a shirt in chambray, when Christian Dior finally left Lucien Lelong to start his eponymous label and so forth, but I’m standing behind the Jersey Shore.
And I digress.
The point is, Phillip Lim has finally dedicated a selection of his most well-received to silhouettes to appearing in denim for our consuming pleasure. The price point is, $195 (for a 90s style bra-top) to $895 (for a break-away trench coat which offers the luxury of versatility: wear it as a vest, wear it as a cropped coat or wear it as a trench) which isn’t cheap but what are birthdays for, AM I RIGHT?
Images courtesy of Phillip Lim