garconne pants

Jan Ivarsson janivars at BAHNHOF.SE
Thu Jan 25 16:23:01 UTC 2001

"Garconne pants" (the "c" should have a cedilla, of course, but I think the e-mail refuses such letters) are fairly wide, usually rather slinky pants that came "en vogue" in the early 1920s, when young women often dressed rather like boys. They got their name after a novel by Colette's husband Victor Margueritte, "La Garconne" (1922).

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth Gibbens" <elizabethpg at YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 5:54 PM
Subject: garconne pants

> Thanks to Barry for publicizing the ARRIVE article.
> This month's BAZAAR used the phrase "garconne pants."
> I'm interested in anyone's opinions on the derivation
> and meaning of that phrase. I'd particularly like to
> discuss the topic of separate nomenclature for men's
> and boys' clothing.
> Thank you again!
> Elizabeth Gibbens

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