Coco Chanel-approved: in between two World Wars, Coco Chanel is photographed at Deauville at the seaside wearing them with a marinière striped jersey sweater or with a turban headband and her trademark cascade of necklaces.
Superbly worn by Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn and made iconic by Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall”.
The Palazzo Trousers owe their name to Diana Vreeland, the mythical director of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, who in the 60s so dubbed the embroidered pants of the designer Princess Irene Galitzine as they were so precious that they deserved to be worn in nothing less than a palace.
The pants rest on the hips and go down widening from the thigh to the bottom.
Crisp or fluid, made of men's fabrics or silk, printed or plain, occasionally featuring pleats, they fit almost everyone and a nice heel is enough if you want to add a few centimetres to your height.
With that slightly androgynous feeling, they are comfortable and sexy at the same time, a rare combination in fashion.
The Palazzo Trousers are chic and versatile enough to wear from the morning to evening: just match them with a heavy sweater and then dress them up with a silk top.
Velvet also for the day with the maxi cardigan tight at the waist and moccasins.
Super casual, in cotton twill, with braided knits and sneakers for a slightly sailor mood. It becomes more feminine if you use the scarf as a belt, tying it at the waist.
Or super chic with China print pants and bold accessories.
Finally, the silk pants to wear from day to night, with t-shirts and blazers, seductive accessories and a color palette that winks at autumn.