Did you know that in French, the bow tie is called “noeud papillon” – butterfly bow ?
The bow tie first entered the scene as a new style of necktie in the beginning of the 19th century; a modification of its predecessor, the cravat. By the mid 1880s, the bow tie had become a staple in the fashion conscious man’s wardrobe.
But today, the bow tie is not just a men accessory anymore. I loved wearing one last summer in the South of France for my brother’s wedding. I wanted to be his wing wo-”man”, and it looks very glam! So, go girls, you need to try, it is empowering. I probably felt the same way as the first lady wearing her first pair of pants;) The best part is that I was actually wearing my grandfather’s bow tie who passed away 2 years ago. He still is the most elegant person I ever met. Wearing his bow tie was like an heritage you know.
So, if you are still hesitating on your New Year’s Eve outfit, run to the wardrobe of your grandpa, it will look vintage, it is even better!
And I am not the only one, as a matter of fact, Hermes launched the women Bow tie trend, the new Hermes square.