Trend Alert: Ladies Who Penguin
June 8, 2005
Back in 1955, a few Munsingwear salesmen stumbled across a taxidermistâ€™s storefront in New York only to find it stuffed with penguins. Finding the birds rather genius, the men scooped them up and brought them on the plane with them to a sales meeting in Los Angeles. The rest became an odd story of faming a penguin that grew into Penguin, a not-so-stuffy menâ€™s leisure line. After disappearing off the fashion scene for quite some years, Penguinâ€™s back. And theyâ€™ve got a fabulous womenâ€™s line to boot. Their clothes still harken back to haute bowling and golf couture, but now theyâ€™ve got their looks back with a twist. String bikinis with dollar signs called â€œNew Money,â€ the â€œDâ€™Orsay Solid Apron Skirtâ€ and the â€œHolly Harwood Stripe Dressâ€ leave you feeling like youâ€™ve just jetted yourself from your 1950â€™s Hollywood bungalow to a Weekend Americain on the white beaches of St Tropez. And you get to be classy and retro-cool all at once!
Buy penguin at nordstrom.com.