My four-year-old son has been telling me that he’d like to move to Neverland and bring his mum and dad with him.
Hmmm . . . a possibility, but are girls permitted to stay in Neverland?
If I recall, and I may be mis-remembering, the closest girls can come to living with Peter Pan is choosing a Peter Pan collar to wear. And I think I’ve outgrown that look.
But hold that thought!
For here’s L’Wren Scott’s fall collection, with a pretty-in-pink “headmistress” dress punctuated with . . . a Peter Pan collar!
The difference here is that the collar is spread in an almost boatneck iteration, while the dress itself is classic Scott: long, lean, and curve enhancing. There’s not a hint of Lolita style here (to introduce a different text); indeed, this dress is completely grown up.
So: is this not a fabulous feminist revision of a “difficult” text? A grown-up Peter Pan (collar) that women can live with happily?
And for those gentle readers for whom C Z Guest is a stylish reference, Scott's dress does indeed recall this pretty, preppy look.