Self-portrait: Rocking vibrant orange pleats today.
Keira Knightley was recently photographed with her new boyfriend in Venice wearing a lovely yellow pleated skirt. I adored Carey Mulligan's pleated Proenza Schouler dress -- I'm in love with that mustard color. Olivia Palermo wore a great sheer Topshop skirt in a photo shoot.
I haven't really been able to pinpoint its popularity to a year, but Jill Stuart and Chloe have included pleats in their 2011 collections, so the trend should be in full swing this fall.
Inspiration from the Past:
- Loved Goldie Hawn's little pink pleated babydoll in 1964's Cactus Flower
- Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks wore sheer, flowy pleats onstage
- Fashion photographer Horst P. Horst's snapped a photo of a model in the '50s in a tweed pleated skirt
- Marisa Berenson modeled a pleated skirt for Valentino's 1968 couture line
- Silver screen starlet Gloria Swanson sported more structured, conservative pleats
Photo Sources: Bluetramontana Style, Eclectic Jewelry and Fashion, Couture Allure